The new merger, shall we call it, between Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was announced last week by the Prime Minister. The Cabinet had not been consulted so presumably this was a longstanding dream of Johnson and his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings. DfID, then known as the Ministry … More Boris Johnson’s political self-sabotage: the destruction of DfID and Britain’s standing in the world.
Foreward I wrote the following the day I found out that Tessa Jowell had died. I remember reading the news on my phone, as one now does, and crying. As explain below, the New Labour government, which encompassed Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Tessa Jowell and many many others, was instrumental to my mother, my brother, … More In memory of Tessa Jowell