Author: Flora Holmes

After a start of the year characterised by climate crisis on multiple fronts and the threat of war with Iran, this week in foreign policy has been relatively calmer. The US and China have agreed to a ‘phase one’ trade deal, the Labour leadership contest...

On Thursday, 9th January 2020, the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a panel discussion on 'Resetting UK-EU Relations After Brexit'. Chaired by Sophia Gaston, the panel brought together Peter Foster, Europe Editor at The Telegraph; Georgina Wright, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government; Matthew O'Toole, former...

On Monday, 7th January the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a panel discussion on the US 2020 Presidential Elections and the future of transatlantic relations. Chaired by Sophia Gaston, Director of the British Foreign Policy Group, the discussion brought together Sarah Elliott, Chair of Republicans Overseas UK; Matthew McGrath, Managing...

Britain began the decade fighting Gaddafi in Libya, championing a ‘liberal-internationalist’ foreign policy that had carried the nation since the end of the Cold War. It ends the decade with this ideal in tatters. Then 2010s have seen the argument for ‘responsible interventionism’ lost. A botched...

This week has seen the continuation of devastating bush fires in Australia in which 11 people have died and around half a billion animals have lost their lives. The fires have been caused, at least in part, by soaring temperatures and winds. Prime Minister Scott...

A new report by BFPG Researcher Flora Holmes details the decline in support for UK military interventionism since 2001. The evidence gathered in this review provides a meaningful snapshot of the evolving public opinion landscape around military interventionism, and the influence that political events, media coverage,...

On Wednesday, 27th November the British Foreign Policy Group welcomed the Rt Hon Gisela Stuart and Sir Simon Fraser, the BFPG's Honorary Presidents and two hugely influential thinkers on British foreign policy, to take part in a discussion chaired by Sophia Gaston on the future...

Four years ago, when British voters re-elected David Cameron as their next Prime Minister, votes were cast on the issues of the economy, immigration and healthcare. ‘The environment’ did not even feature on Ipsos Mori’s list of fourteen key voter issues, and any mention of...

On Saturday, 31st August the British Foreign Policy Group hosted a panel discussion on 'The Future of Britain's Place in the World' at Big Tent Ideas Festival, Mudchute Farm, Isle of Dogs.  The panel explored public opinion towards Britain's place in the world now and what it...