Global Britain Podcast: Lieutenant General Phil Jones
Global Britain: Building Lasting Peace and Security in Fragile States
Following an incredible series of events at the at the Big Tent Ideas Festival 2018, the Coalition is collaborating with the Big Tent again to ask: What does “Global Britain” actually mean?
In this first full-length episode, our CEO Theo Clarke talks to Lieutenant General Phil Jones about what Global Britain means to him.
Our army and our aid workers are both essential to the UK’s security
On Monday 10th December, the Coalition for Global Prosperity were delighted to co-host Rory Stewart MP (Minister of State for Justice), Lieutenant General (retd) Philip Jones CB CBE DL, Major General Ralph Wooddisse CBE MC (Assistant Chief of the General Staff) and Kate Ewart-Biggs (British Council) for a panel debate in parliament.
Launch of the Coalition - Leaders Call for Britain to Remain a Force for Good in the World
Heads of state from Europe and North America are gathering in Brussels for the NATO summit. With increased threats from Russia and cyber terrorism, ongoing conflicts on Europe’s periphery, and mounting tensions between founding members of the alliance, this is a crucial moment for an organisation that has protected us for over 50 years.
Read Our Essay in Bright Blue's Magazine on Britain as a force for good
This evening military, political, business and faith leaders issued a united call for Britain to remain a force for good in the world. As the UK’s role in the world is being redefined, leading figures have come together to make the case that Britain is at its best when it acts as a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.
There are plenty of people who argue that aid is a waste of money. Secretary James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis – current US Secretary of Defence, and former Commander of the US Joint Forces – isn’t one of them. In 2013, Mattis said if the US cut its diplomacy and development budgets “then I need to buy more ammunition”.