Foreign Relations of the United Kingdom


Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast with David Miliband, Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Island Shangri-La.

Monday, 25 February, 2008, 12:00am

EU leaders should heed voters' wake-up call

The elections that have just been held in 25 nations from Portugal to Poland were supposed to set the seal on a bold new era for the European Union. Instead, the results have demonstrated in the clearest terms the tough challenges that lie ahead.

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Too many trade deals spoil Robin Cook's ethics broth

WHEN ROBIN COOK became British Foreign Secretary three years ago, he promised that the winds of change were at last going to blow through the corridors of Whitehall. Commercial self-interest would be abandoned in favour of an 'ethical foreign policy'.

17 May 2000 - 12:00am

Small war over: Britain damaged again

SO the great beef war is over. Last week will go down not only as the time when England regained some of its pride on the football field, but as the date when the heads of the governments of Western European solemnly discussed culling cows, and came up with the Compromise of Florence.

23 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Study of the Diplomatic Service

Our man in Whitehall . . . former Foreign Secretaries Lords Clarendon and Salisbury look down upon the Hon. David Gore-Booth, British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, as he makes his way up the Grand Staircase of the Foreign Office in London, captured by David Secombe, whose atmospheric photographs adorn True Brits (BBC Books, $288), Ruth Dudley Edwards' study of the Diplomatic Service.

20 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Hurd attacked for overseas aid

FOREIGN Secretary Douglas Hurd came under fire from the Government's spending watchdog yesterday over aid provided for a Malaysian power plant condemned as imprudent, uneconomic and environmentally damaging.

23 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Letting down our defences

THERE were plenty of raw nerves in Whitehall this week as President Bill Clinton made clear that what the British like to see as their ''special relationship'' with the United States was perhaps no longer quite so special.

22 Oct 1993 - 12:00am