The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
Posts Tagged: William Hague
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
Profile: Amber Rudd – moderation-preaching, whip-defying, No Deal-opposing. And sought by leadership contenders for support.
She is one of the few Cabinet members who does not give the impression of having had her personality flattened by the sacrifices demanded by a ministerial career.
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
Plus: Crouch’s revenge. Islam’s departure. Brexit, May’s prospective deal and Labour’s internal agonies. And: Trumpety-Trump as the President claims victory.
The Party’s main problem isn’t having too many applicant members – it’s having too few present ones.
The task of choosing the final two runners must remain with MPs, who know them better than the members do.
His attack on the Brexiteers as Romantics runs the risk of dismissing the EU referendum as a fraud.
Any eventual review of drugs policy as a whole must focus on collective consequences rather than individual rights.
Alex Morton: Are you angry with the Lords? If so, don’t threaten to abolish or elect it. Here’s a better reform.
It should be able to amend proposed legislation only once – or propose laws itself once, with the Commons only needing to vote against these to block them.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
Baroness Helic and Chloe Dalton: The victims of sexual violence in war have no #MeToo hashtag to highlight their story
The UK could set a lead by announcing that it will dedicate a fixed or minimum percentage of the aid budget to fighting sexual and gender based violence.
Parliament’s job should be to hold the Prime Minister and Executive to account for what they have to do, rather than becoming a party to it.