Category Archives: Foreign Affairs

The pro-European argument against mass migration

Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June, an increase of 78,000 on the previous year. There is no doubt that EU migrants have had a positive economic impact … Continue reading

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Prime Ministers should explain to the nation if they are committing our armed forces

Last night’s parliamentary result is an absolute disgrace. The motion the government put forward had been discussed with the Opposition, had taken into account their concerns and those of other parliamentarians, and was very narrowly focused on the recent chemical … Continue reading

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The moral and national imperative for aid and development

I had been planning on having the summer off and not writing anything here till September, in the hope that the happy progress that was made in the early summer would continue and we would head into the conference season … Continue reading

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The world is at our door

U.S. Companies Investing in Myanmar Must Show Steps to Respect Human Rights http://t.co/45zAw0rskk. Odd hybrid of gov, business, & activism. — Jay Ulfelder (@jay_ulfelder) July 1, 2013 I’ve mentioned Jay Ulfelder before. He is an American political scientist specialising in … Continue reading

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Should, must, will… Has

The G8 declaration on tax is a model of clear and purposeful language. It is precise about the actions to be taken by all parties, and it demonstrates a proper understanding that private-sector development is what will drive Africa and … Continue reading

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