We should not shy away from facing the many unsavoury episodes of imperial history. The consequences of Britain’s historical actions are still shaping world events negatively. But that doesn’t mean the moral wrongs of our ancestors should necessarily dominate and guide our actions today.
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.
With war ranging in Europe and the bulk of Russia’s fighting capacity deployed in a NATO-adjacent country, now is not the time for playing dated grievance politics with the transatlantic alliance.
The UK has made it crystal clear to its trading partners which side of the table it is going to be on.
From Brexit, to climate change, to the World Trade Organization, how would this administration align with the UK government?