Global Britain: A Twenty-First Century Vision

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This report for the Henry Jackson Society by Bob Seely MP and James Rogers argue that the government’s Global Britain agenda should be structured around the promotion of three freedoms: Freedom for Trade, Freedom from Oppression and Freedom of Thought.

In order for the Global Britain agenda to be a success, the authors advocate that:

  • Key departments of state should be ‘re-engineered’, including the absorption of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
  • The UK should rethink how ‘international development’ is understood, to include a wider, non-exclusively economic definition.
  • A National Strategy Council should be established to provide greater strategic direction. This new National Security Council should draw up a National Global Strategy to better integrate the work of the FCO and MoD, among other parts of government.

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