The greater the incentives for people traffickers, the more lives will be lost. The Australian approach is morally right.
Posts Tagged: United Nations
Rob Sutton: Dame Barbara Woodward – An appointee who can test the limits of British influence at the UN
She has the skill, experience and support to be a key voice as we seek a renewed national identity amidst a decaying rules-based international order.
It is our third largest market – we must work with it if we are to help resolve global problems from the environment to nuclear proliferation.
Charlotte Leslie: A defining test looms abroad for post-Brexit Britain. Will we act if Netanyahu annexes part of the West Bank?
Or will Britain trade in its global reputation for lawfulness in exchange for keeping Trump sweet for trade?
James Cullimore: To halt the perilous trend of diseases like the Covid-19, we will need to heal our relationship with nature
The UK has an opportunity to play a leading role in shaping a new global agreement which reinvigorates conservation efforts.
Michael Fabricant: Never mind the WHO – the UN is unfit for purpose. Why we may have to look for a successor.
The simple fact is that, despite its lofty goals, it repeatedly fails to live up to the values and standards it was set up to defend.
It would be irrational for any government that believes in the peaceful settlement of disputes not to negotiate a settlement.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
David Alton and Luke de Pulford: Britain must lead the world towards tougher action against genocide
The Coalition for Genocide Response urges politicians to ensure the UK fulfils its duty to prevent atrocities, protect victims, and bring perpetrators to justice.
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
My minority report, unlike the majority one of the Women’s and Equality Committee, respects the province’s devolution settlement.
It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
My only criticism of the Defence Secretary? That he was too diplomatic.
Nick Hargrave: If we join the EEA, others might follow – thus creating a Europe-wide, non-federalist alternative to the EU
As a bloc with heightened economic weight, with the UK as a key influence, it would have greater flexibility to negotiate over issues such as immigration and budgetary contributions.
We must look at the benefits that reusable nappies can offer, and promote greater awareness so that people can make an informed choice.