Reading the current state of British politics

Cathy Newman, Co-Presenter of Channel 4 News, talks with Marcus Papadopoulos about the extraordinary nature of politics in the UK at present and how the four main parties are responding to this uncertainty. Who would have thought, during last year’s autumn party conference season, that, one year on, there would be a new prime minister, […]

Is the Foreign Office fit for service?

Is the Foreign Office fit for service?

Daniel Kawczynski, a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham Undoubtedly, the event that will have the most profound implications on the Foreign Office’s capabilities is Brexit. As our newest top diplomat, Boris Johnson has the job of negotiating Britain’s place in the world. In this time of […]

Making Scotland’s voice heard and providing strong and united opposition at Westminster

Making Scotland’s voice heard and providing strong and united opposition at Westminster

Angus Robertson MP, Scottish National Party Westminster Leader The last few weeks and months have been unprecedented. As we navigate the repercussions of the vote to leave the European Union, which has heralded a time of economic and constitutional crisis, we have seen the Conservatives, as well as Labour, succumb to party squabbles. Indeed, in […]

Team GB and Paralympics GB ready for Rio

Team GB and Paralympics GB ready for Rio

David Evennett, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage and Conservative MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford The countdown to Rio 2016 is well underway, with the opening ceremony taking place in a matter of weeks. It will be the culmination of many years of thorough preparation, training and dedication from athletes, as […]

The government’s detrimental approach to Britain’s defence industry

The government’s detrimental approach to Britain’s defence industry

Madeleine Moon, a member of the Defence Select Committee and Labour MP for Bridgend For decades, successive governments have struggled to develop coherent plans for the procurement and maintenance of the UK’s strategic capabilities. The Ministry of Defence has long been notorious for financial mismanagement and budget black-holes. The official story is that MOD procurement […]

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