As the UK redefines its role in the world, we have the opportunity to forge a more globally-oriented Britain and Africa is key to this. By 2050, a quarter of the world’s population and future consumers will live in Africa.
With increased threats from Russia and cyber terrorism, ongoing conflicts on Europe’s periphery, and mounting tensions between founding members of the alliance, this is a crucial moment for an organisation that has protected us for over 50 years.
HS2: Local residents have expressed concerns about the impact of HS2. I welcome the recent news that the Government is currently reviewing the project. I have visited affected villages for the proposed route, from Hopton to the Haywards, and met with the Department of Transport.