Whether it is foreigners at risk in China from the regime’s injustice – and “hostage diplomacy” – or the threat to our institutions at home, we need to wake up to the dangers of the Beijing dragon.
It may be possible to be in favour of upholding the GFA and maintaining Northern Ireland’s place in the union whilst also favouring withdrawing from the Convention, but I am struggling to see how.
This list of allies and partners includes Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Oman, Qatar and Singapore.
In a region where there are multiple opposing camps, it navigates by dealing with any and everyone.
At a time when the UK is reeling from the impact of cyber attacks by suspected Chinese agents, it is bizarre to chase friendship rather than follow caution.
For all the talk of levelling up ex-industrial towns, the contract for the scheme has been awarded to a mammoth Chinese state-owned company.
The Foreign Secretary contends that by forming an aspirational coalition the Conservatives can gain votes in the North without losing support in the South.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
The International Trade Secretary joined the panel for a live event with Anand Menon, Katy Balls and Andy Burwell, chaired by Paul Goodman.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
So the only question that remains, given this new compromise plan, is: what’s the Government’s objection now?
The unenviable role of humourless teacher trying to discipline an impudent schoolboy was played by the Leader of the Opposition.
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.