Author: Tom Cargill – BFPG

Hot takes on Foreign Office funding in the budget suggested spending had fallen by 40% - from £2 Billion to £1.2 Billion as we leave the European Union. In fact, it is unclear that there will be any cuts immediately, as the gap is explained...

The report calls for a new strategy that brings together defence, trade and diplomacy in an integrated foreign policy which gives the country a much greater ability to secure a prosperous future.  The new policy needs to identify our international position and choices for a...

The apocalyptic destruction wreaked by Hurricane Irma, and now that of the almost certainly similarly devastating Hurricane Maria, has momentarily thrust the British Overseas Territories onto the news agenda. But how many people in the UK recognise the Britishness of these towns, villages and communities,...

The BFPG’s Tom Cargill has taken all the foreign policy relevant sections of the 2017 Liberal Democrat manifesto and grouped them in one document to make it more accessible for everyone interested in UK foreign policy. He has also provided a short summary analysis of...

The BFPG’s Tom Cargill has taken all the foreign policy relevant sections of the 2017 Labour manifesto and grouped them in one document to make it more accessible for everyone interested in UK foreign policy. He has also provided a short summary analysis of the...

The BFPG’s Tom Cargill has taken all the foreign policy relevant sections of the 2017 Conservative manifesto and grouped them in one document to make it more accessible for everyone interested in UK foreign policy. He has also provided a short summary analysis of the...

We need to use this election as citizens to chart a bold path for the UK through a volatile world. This means discussing in practical terms about what we, as British citizens, need from the rest of the world, what we have to offer in...

The British Foreign Policy Group (BFPG) is a new organisation with the aim of supporting greater public understanding of the UK’s foreign policy choices. Its flagship report: ‘Why a British Foreign Policy Group’, outlines the key reasons why the UK needs an independent not for...

Tom Cargill, Executive Director, introduces the BFPG, highlighting its work, aims and objectives, as well as why the UK needs the British Foreign Policy Group....