UK Government Failing to engage with a “Global Britain”

International affairs are framed as a choice between a country and the rest of the world. This is Nonsense.

Diplomatic failures to resolve problems over many years have created real challenges: of low wages; economic decline; environmental damage and political upheaval in many parts of the world.

Now UK Government’s lack of ambition over a global minimum corporation tax of 21% may result on the UK missing £131m per week in income. That’s money that could be spent delivering net zero carbon emissions in the UK, create 1.7m new clean energy jobs in towns and cities in the UK.

The UK has committed £5b to green stimulus – 7 times less than Germany and 5 times less than France. We need to be bolder.

We should be re-instating research partnerships into clean energy. Leading the effort to vaccinate the world and not hold on to them. Invest in global programmes that save lives and protect our national security which is best achieved by not slashing aid funding.

About Stuart Smith

Live on the East Coast of Scotland with views of the Isle of May and Bass Rock out my window. Retired and giving up political activity gradually as no-one locally is interested.
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