Boost foreign secretary's powers says Tom Tugendhat
The Foreign Office needs "more authority" if the UK is to maximise its international influence after Brexit, Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat has said.
The department should regain "strategic control" over trade, defence, aid and intelligence as well as diplomacy, Mr Tugendhat - who is chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee - argued.
Boris Johnson and his predecessors had found themselves "hobbled", he said.
Ministers say a "Global Britain" will maintain its clout on the world stage.
They point to the UK's membership of Nato and the UN Security... read more
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