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Better Britain: The decline of the Foreign Office must be reversed

Britain has always commanded huge respect in the international arena; we punch well above our weight despite our size as an island nation. Today, the UK sits on the G7, G20, Five Eyes and the United Nations Security Council. We are one of the few countries to have hit the 2% target for NATO. And we are a global leader in development, committing to the 0.7% overseas aid budget to ensure the UK helps spread prosperity around the world.

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Foreign Policy Leaders call for a stronger Foreign Office alongside an independent Department for International Development

A new report published on the 18th June by the British Foreign Policy Group Running Out of Credit: The Decline of the Foreign Office and the Case for Sustained Finding sets out the trajectory and impact of cuts to the Foreign Office back to 1973, and urges the government to increase funding for the Foreign Office (FCO) to ensure it can deliver the UK’s post-Brexit ambitions and strengthen Britain’s global influence.

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Global Britain: How the UK is Protecting Cultural Heritage in Fragile States

The Coalition heard from senior speakers including; Dr Hartwig Fischer (Director, the British Museum), Tom Tugendhat MP (Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee), Tim Loughton MP (Chair, British Museum APPG), Lord Collins (Shadow International Development Minister), Shoshana Stewart (CEO, Turquoise Mountain), Jonathan Tubb (Iraq Director, British Museum), Stephen Stenning (Director, British Council) and was chaired by the BBC’s Kirsty Lang.

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Global Britain Podcast: Lieutenant General Phil Jones

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.

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Global Britain: Building Lasting Peace and Security in Fragile States

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.

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The Coalition hosts Global Britain Tent at the 'Big Tent Ideas Festival'

Almost 2,000 people attended the Big Tent Ideas Festival this weekend, which provided an exciting forum bringing together those interested (both cross-party and no-party) in the big issues of our time, from plastic pollution and Brexit to tomorrow’s technology.

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Launch of the Coalition - Leaders Call for Britain to Remain a Force for Good in the World

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.

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Read Our Essay in Bright Blue's Magazine on Britain as a force for good

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”.

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