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Truss and Sunak spar over China strategy

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UK remains ‘safe haven’ for ‘dirty money’ despite Russia sanctions

MPs have today accused “morally bankrupt” billionaires of using the UK as a “laundromat” for illicit finance despite a slew of fresh sanctions. In a new report: “The Cost of Complacency: illicit finance and the war in Ukraine”, the foreign affairs committee urges  the government to act now, while sanctions against Russia are in place,…

The UK’s new international development strategy lacks substance and gives little hope

We have heard it before; good things come to those who wait. Well, it would appear the UK government has tested that saying to destruction with the publication of their long-awaited international development strategy. Despite the wait, the paper presented to the media this week has as much substance as a soap bubble. We shouldn’t…

Labour slam ‘risky’ new foreign aid plans

Labour have this afternoon criticised the foreign secretary’s plans for the future of UK international development. Labour’s shadow international development minister Preet Kaur Gill said the public would prefer an aid budget that was geared toward: “help[ing] those most in need around the world, not horse-traded for favours to big British corporations”. She went on:…

US rejects claims it will send fighter jets to Poland

The Pentagon has rejected Poland’s claims it would send a fleet of fighter jets to Ukraine. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby shot down Poland’s claims it planned to send 28 jets to an American airbase in Germany — where they would henceforth be sent to Ukraine. “We will continue to consult with Poland and our other…

Defence secretary contradicts Truss on international resistance in Ukraine

The defence secretary has seemingly contradict the foreign secretary this morning, as he argued there are “better ways” to help Ukraine than by travelling to fight there. Liz Truss told the BBC on Sunday that she endorsed Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for an international resistance force to help Ukraine defend against the Russian invasion.…

UK citizens to be prioritised as Whitehall warns of imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine

A minister has said that British citizens and their relatives will be prioritised as people scramble to leave Ukraine following anxieties over an imminent Russian invasion. His remarks come after reports that Whitehall believe an invasion will soon occur. Quizzed over whether the UK planned to aid Ukrainian refugees, home office minister Damian Hinds explained:…

Religious persecution is ramping up worldwide—we must secure safe routes for refugees

The charity Open Doors heard from an Afghan woman with the given name of Zabi. Her father was taken, tortured and executed. A few months later, her brother was also taken and never seen or heard from again. Zabi and her mother fled to another country after the Taliban takeover and they survive amidst total uncertainty…

Decades of Nato failure define the UK’s stance on Ukraine

While modern Ukraine first declared independence in 1917, its national identity largely stems from the eastern Slavic culture that flourished in approximately the same area as the modern state during the middle ages. This is the period in which national identities also emerged in Britain. While their present realities sharply contrast, the fates of Ukraine…

An international coalition is needed to hold China’s genocidal regime to account

Now the Olympic flame has been lit in the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, for the next two weeks our TV screens will be filled with the opulent stadiums and arenas, and the extravagant ceremonies of the 2022 Winter Olympics. It will be a very different version of China to the one experienced by all…

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