Our immigration system is made up of many different and interconnected parts, and immigration detention is an important part of that system. It encourages compliance with our immigration rules, protects the public from the consequences of illegal migration, and...
As Sir Max Hastings once said: “The very name has become a byword for betrayal: Munich.” On 30 September, 1938, in the early hours of the morning, British and French prime ministers signed an agreement with Adolf Hitler in Munich,...
The UK and Israel have strong diplomatic relations. Our trade is built on trust and historic friendship. As the UK embarks on leaving the European Union, we are in a unique position to agree a mutually beneficial trade deal...
Cyprus, a British colony for many years, gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1960, and according to Article 2.(2) of the Treaty of Establishment, the Republic of Cyprus is obliged to cooperate, in full, with the UK,...
The 2017 General Election marks a pivotal stage in preparing the UK’s economy for life outside of the European Union. Cut adrift from Europe, we have to put into place strategies which will ensure that the UK, with a...
The banking crisis of 2008 proved a great deal. Not least that the UK regulatory and legislative framework simply was not up to scratch. On regulation, the old tripartite regime in particular simply was not fit for purpose. There was...
By Tom Clougherty Three years on from the peak of the financial crisis, and the newspapers are still full of headlines that paint a grim economic picture. Whether it is lacklustre economics growth, dangerous sovereign debt, or renewed instability in...
As we approach the end of 2018, we can reflect on some positive times for brewing, pubs and hospitality. A long summer, a successful England team at the World Cup, a good Budget with a freeze in beer duty,...
In more than eight years as Chinese Ambassador to the UK, I have witnessed many extraordinary moments. The most impressive is President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the UK in 2015, which ushered in the China-UK “Golden Era”. That...
Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said that “a week is a long time in politics”. However, it was not until I became elected in 2015 ...

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