As a conservative I am especially pleased by this government’s recent record on ensuring that our air clearer, our animals safer and our fields and seas more pristine.
After all, the countryside is one of the things that makes Britain great, and to be a conservative means, in Benjamin Disraeli’s words: ‘to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad.’ This applies to the environment as well and I sense a great determination in this government, and in particular by Michael Gove, to leave the environment in a better state for the next generation.
This week the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held jointly in London and Windsor.
The theme of this summit will be young people and how to ensure a secure, sustainable and prosperous future across the Commonwealth.
On Wednesday 18th October Adam asked the Department for International Development for an update on the work being made to ensure the UK continues to promote development in Commonwealth countries (11:49:26 to 11:51:10):
The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie, said:
“Trade is the most effective helping hand for lifting global living standards. We have both an economic and a moral imperative to use our international aid help developing countries trade their way to prosperity.
Today people from every continent will celebrate Commonwealth Day.
Fortuitously, Commonwealth Day this year falls on the same day that we in the House of Commons are voting on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill for, hopefully, the last time.