Global Britain

"Read the room lads. Right now we can't even get to the nearest town."
If you've kept an eye on social media this World Malaria Day then by now I imagine you've discovered the Secret CEO's true
There's a lot more one could say about Saudi Arabia's almost unimaginably bad human rights record. But unless something miraculous happens, Theresa May won't mention of any of this during her time in Riyadh. A semi-ritualistic reference along the lines of "a range of issues were discussed, including human rights" is probably all we'll get.
Theresa May is no historian, nor is it necessary to be a historian to see the huge holes in her narrative. But May's history begs a question: if her understanding of the past is so fanciful, how much faith can we place in her vision of the future?
The question is whether, when they assemble in Birmingham for their conference next week, the government's new ministers are able to turn Global Britain from a slogan into a strategy. The issues to be addressed are complex and the foreign policy agenda is crowded. But focusing on children can help to cut through the complexity in areas where Britain is uniquely well-placed to make a difference.