With VJ Day approaching, we should never lose our pride in our shared military history and of our contribution to the vanquishing of tyranny.
It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.
The UK’s role is limited, as we will not and cannot put our own people into this theatre – but we must do what we can.
The real risk of all this is that it gets praised – but is then quietly filed away. What needs to happen is a change of Foreign Office culture.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
A new report, and an event tomorrow, highlight the plight of people throughout the world persecuted for practising their faith – especially by extremist Islamist groups.
Yazidis, Christians and Muslims would be better off under an imperial system.
Why is the Government allowing itself to be bullied into accepting this baseless policy by civil servants?