This year marks the 70th anniversary of establishing the Kuwait Investment Office in London. The sovereign fund was founded in 1953 in London, 8 years predating the independence of Kuwait (1961), as a far-sighted vision to create the world’s first sovereign wealth fund.
The truth is that Eurocrats see Britain as a rule-taking dependent, like Macedonia or Ukraine, rather than as a wholly independent nation.
As well as a response to the immediate crisis, we need to start planning ahead properly and routinely.
For how much longer can Ministers continue to try to defend a relationship which has become increasingly indefensible?
Obama and his partners ignored the loudly-voiced concerns of our key Gulf strategic partners and Israel that the deal ignored potential Iranian interference in the region.
The Crown Prince will need all of his skills to balance the demands of tribal court politics while driving social and economic modernisation.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
The pessimism of some at home is contradicted by the successes of British businesses, and the rising interest in the UK that I see around the world.
The savage attacks we have witnessed must drive us to work more closely with our regional allies.
“We need to recognise the way in which a more global and individualistic world can sometimes loosen the ties that bind our society together.”
This is better way of dealing with both migration and the terror threat than the patchwork measures taken so far by the EU.