The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
Sir Anthony Eden offers the great modern warning: an expert who lacked the mental robustness to cope at the highest level.
It should initiate an “International Prosperity Initiative” – to provide an alternative to the “aid” agendas of authoritarian rivals.
Lockdown has taken a significant toll on the younger generation, and we need help to make up for lost time.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
The Coronavirus pandemic has taught us the importance of supply chain security, whether for PPE or critical minerals.
Furthermore, the change creates a brand new cart to put before the horse – that’s to say, the awaited defence and security review.
Take it from me that the US would walk away from talks if we tried to make the adoption of UK rules a precondition of any FTA.
Let’s use ever-increasing intelligence – and stop the flow of dirty money out of poor countries.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
DFID managed its portfolio with far greater efficiency than the Foreign Office. But it should improve how it aligns traditional aid objectives with Britain’s goals.
A separate department was right for the stable, hopeful 1990s. But the years have presented various challenges for which it is less well-suited.
Seven changes in all given the recent run of resignations: it all has a bit of a provisional feel.
We should measure the success of our aid programmes by the good we achieve, not simply by the amount of money we spend.