Author: Edward Elliott – BFPG

The day before the 2017 Autumn Budget, the BFPG held an event in Parliament hosted and chaired by John Baron MP. The event included speeches by Stephen Twigg MP (Chair of the International Development Committee), Angus MacNeil MP (Chair of the International Trade Committee) and Lord Hannay (Member of the Lords...

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...