The latest news and comment on the Foreign Affairs Committee
The Foreign Office spent almost £6,000 on a designer sideboard and side table “to advance British interests around the world”, PoliticsHome can reveal.
We need to look at how we engage with both partners and those who challenge us as we face up to the changing foreign policy challenges of the 2020s, writes Tom Tugendhat MP
The Foreign Affairs Committee needs to be more free-thinking. As chair, I would share responsibility and work with other committee chairs on our work abroad, writes Bob Seeley
I’d base my recommendations for the Foreign Affairs Committee on the evidence, without half an eye on my political future, writes Crispin Blunt MP
The FCO is being short-changed. We must restore its value as the hub of British foreign policy and bring trade and aid under its control, writes Tom Tugendhat MP
As chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat is well-practiced in scrutinising Boris Johnson’s actions. He sits down with Anoosh Chakelian to discuss prorogation, Parliament’s “childish” behaviour, and maintaining the UK’s global standing in the meantime
Those who abuse the media must be publicly shamed, and even targeted with sanctions by the FCO, even if they are governments, writes Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair, Tom Tugendhat MP.
Stripped of its responsibility for aid and trade, and having lost out in a tug-of-war with the Cabinet Office, the Foreign Office hasn’t been in charge of foreign policy for many years. With new threats emerging and the old international order creaking, we urgently need a revolution at the heart of government, writes Tom Tugendhat
Boris Johnson should have a greater say over Brexit as part of a major Whitehall shakeup, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee is set to declare.