Conservative Policy Forum meeting on Global Britain

Monday, 11th February 2019

Please come and join us for our Conservative Policy Forum meeting on Global Britain on Monday 11th February to be held at Camelford Conservative Club commencing 7pm.

“The great prize for this country – the opportunity ahead – is to use this moment to build a truly Global Britain. A country that reaches out to old friends and new allies alike. A great, global, trading nation. And one of the firmest advocates for free trade anywhere in the world.” (Prime Minister Theresa May, 17 January 2017)

Global Britain
As Conservatives, we believe, among other values, in promoting freedom, enterprise and responsibility; in strong national defence, international cooperation and prioritising the vulnerable. For “Global Britain” to be more than a worthy aspiration, the slogan must be backed by substance.

Questions for discussion

  1. What should a Conservative-led UK Government seek to achieve in the world?
  2. What is the UK’s unique selling point as a global player, and what should our commitments be to other countries? What should be the role of the Commonwealth?
  3. On what global issues can the UK have the biggest impact and exercise the most leverage?
  4. How should we best target our resources? How should we best prioritise our aid commitments?
  5. How can we give today’s school and college-leavers better exposure to the challenge and opportunities of the rapidly-growing “BRICS” economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)?
  6. How can we help more UK companies export outside the EU?
  7. How might we balance our future economic, strategic and humanitarian needs and responsibilities in the world – in the areas of defence & security, soft power, diplomatic priorities, boosting trade, and international development?
  8. What metrics could we use to measure the success of Global Britain?
  9. Is there any other question you think should have been asked or observation you would like to make?


Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the policy forum in Camelford. Jeremy Varcoe, a former diplomat and ambassador, will be joining us to provide insights from his distinguished career at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office so it should be an interesting and constructive debate.

Kind regards,

Paul Wood
NCCA CPF Coordinator