As is so often the case with international law and institutions, noble ideals bely a necessarily fractious and often shabby reality.
Well-founded concerns about the suitability of post-war international agreements to modern global conditions are not strengthened by being lumped together with attacks on multiculturalism.
In New York, Truss met with Joe Biden and addressed the United Nations General Assembly. In Britain, Rees-Mogg announced an energy price cap for businesses.
The Prime Minister attended the state funeral of the Queen, and travelled to New York for the UN General Assembly.
Why should a previous government’s commitment to the international community trump (in practice if not in legal theory) a later government’s commitments to the British people?
Around three quarters of all transatlantic cables in the northern hemisphere pass through or near its waters – yet Dublin spends just 0.2 per cent of GDP on defence.
Decades of under-investment and an unserious strategic culture have created a military whose primary function seems to be peacekeeping – but does less of that than Zimbabwe.
Regardless of how the climate is changing, and to what extent, our attitude toward defending the most vulnerable Christians in the most hostile environments in the world cannot.
Our strong sense is that our competitors – we cite France particularly – are more focussed on choosing nominees who might be expected to advance national interests on the world stage.
Is the free world prepared to show an ounce of the courage of the people risking their lives to defy the Iranian regime?
More than 7,600 Christians in Nigeria have been killed in acts of terrorism and other violence within just 18 months amid growing concern about the country’s security situation.
The Prime Minister paid tribute to Her Majesty, and outlined how delivering stronger economic growth can bolster Britain’s role on the world stage.
It will be essential to ensuring people can return to their homes, farmers to their fields, and children to their schools.
Although we should arm Ukraine, we should not fan the flames of a wider European war – but tighten our economic grip in a way never before seen.
Along with others, I have lost trust and confidence in the leadership of the EHRC to properly protect the rights of LGBT+ people.