Author: Edward Elliott – BFPG

Mick Jagger is one of the latest big names to share his rather pessimistic thoughts on UK foreign policy, in his case via song. Significant changes, both at home and abroad, have set in action an inevitable reshuffle in our foreign policy. But whilst a...

This latest Gibraltar affair has shown how dramatization by some UK commentators can potentially undermine the broader diplomatic efforts of the UK. This includes the undermining of our international profile as an intelligent and reasonable actor, as seen by Spain's Minster for Foreign Affairs, Alfonso...

The Scottish Nationalist Party’s (SNP) decision last week to call for a second independence referendum will have serious implications for the UK’s foreign policy. At the time of the 2014 referendum, much was said about how independence would affect Scotland and to a lesser extent...

Theresa May’s positive efforts to strengthen the ‘special relationship’ and the ensuing negative reactions in the UK are a sign of the significant challenges that the UK will face in implementing ‘Global Britain’. The Prime Minister’s visit to the US has raised questions in the...

These tweets, and other comments made by President-elect Trump have sparked a rise in tensions over the last week between two of the UK’s most important partners; the US and China. As the UK seeks to re-establish its international position post-Brexit, a fall-out between two...

Brexit has been a catalyst for the UK to re-think and re-establish its role in the world. It has also led Spain to continue pushing forward it plans for joint sovereignty of Gibraltar with renewed vigour. Gibraltar, much like the rest of the UK’s overseas...