Recent elections show that the party can thrive in the emerging, more diverse America. But not if it can’t shake off this toxic President.
Whilst the incoming President is no enthusiast for Brexit, there are other areas in which Britain can seek to work in partnership with his White House.
Plus details of selections in Clwyd South, Delyn, Wrexham, Moray, West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, and more.
The Minsk Agreement is the latest in a string of deals that have created frozen conflict zones on Russia’s borders. It’s time Europe got tough with Putin.
Hundreds of activists will descend on the constituency to help deliver victory. Would you like to be one of them?
There’s a limit to what we can do for Ukraine. But Tories shouldn’t sit side by side with autocrats.
Daniel Hamilton works in government relations and is a former Conservative councillor. He writes in a solely personal capacity. Follow Daniel on Twitter. On Wednesday, two key resolutions will be debated in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe concerning human rights in Azerbaijan. Such resolutions will be crucial in persuading President Aliyev and the Azeri […]
Daniel Hamilton is Director of European Affairs at Bell Pottinger. A long-standing Conservative Party member, he writes in a personal capacity. Follow Daniel on Twitter. Since his arrival in Downing Street in May 2010, David Cameron has been an indefatigable advocate for human rights. The government’s staunch support for the Arab Spring, culminating in the […]
On Tuesday night, my sister Anna was attacked in her place of work. The photograph to the right shows the bruising and cuts she received when a patient in the hospital in which she works punched her in the face. I have used this photograph with her permission. In many hospitals, most medical staff no […]
Daniel Hamilton is Director of the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch. Before last year’s general election, the Conservative Party made a clear pledge to reduce the personal information held on individuals by central government. The coalition agreement formalised this pledge, committing the government to “restoring the rights of individuals in the face of encroaching […]
Daniel Hamilton is Director of the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch Late yesterday evening, the International Court of Justice rejected a case brought by the Government of Georgia against Russia for an immediate investigation of their claims that Georgians have been subjected to ethnic cleansing in the separatist enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. […]
It was reported yesterday that the BBC is considering an overhaul of its local radio network; scrapping local news packages and programming for all but the breakfast and ‘drivetime’ slots and filling the rest of the day with content from Radio 5 Live. On the face of it, this move makes a lot of sense. […]
By Daniel Hamilton Three years ago today, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia. Within hours of the National Assembly’s unanimous vote to secede from Serbia, the United Kingdom, France and Germany joined the United States in recognising Europe’s newest member state. To great international fanfare Kosovo’s inaugural Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi declared Kosovo would be a […]
Prior to the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008, and the occupation of one fifth of its country by Moscow's troops, few people had heard of the Republic of Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union. Even fewer had heard of their 43-year-old President Mikheil Saakashvili who was swept into office on a wave […]
It is highly likely that many people will have heard of the European Commission’s £10 million INDECT project, the canny title for the “Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment”. In reality, you’re probably not really supposed to have anyway… Let’s cut to the chase. In the […]