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9th August 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Philip Parham

by Philip Parham

British Ambassador to the UAE

Britain’s global appeal remains unhindered

On 23 June, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU). The new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been clear that Brexit means Brexit. Some commentators – in the UAE media and elsewhere – have suggested that Britain is in retreat, that Brexit is another sign of the UK stepping back from […]

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1st August 2016 Guatemala City

Thomas Carter

by Thomas Carter

British Ambassador to Guatemala

Britain in the World

On 23 June, the British people voted to leave the European Union (EU) and British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear that Brexit means Brexit. But does this mean that the UK will be taking a single step from the centre of the international stage? The answer is a resounding no.  Instead, the UK […]

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26th July 2016 Geneva, Switzerland

Julian Braithwaite

by Julian Braithwaite

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva

The UK has always supported the WTO and that won’t change

Some have asked whether Britain’s decision to leave the EU will affect the World Trade Organisation. And the answer is that, in perhaps the most important respect, nothing will change. Britain helped found the WTO, has been a leading supporter while in the EU, and is set to remain one of its leading supporters when […]

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27th May 2016 Hanoi, Vietnam

Giles Lever

by Giles Lever

British Ambassador to Vietnam

Son Doong – a Jewel in Vietnam’s crown

Ambassadors to Vietnam enjoyed the trip to Son Doong

Last week I was fortunate enough to enjoy an amazing adventure, joining a group of fellow ambassadors on a five-day expedition to the world’s largest cave, Son Doong in Quang Binh province’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park. (Although the trip was organised by the Vietnamese government, let me assure readers that I took the time […]

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4th February 2016

Leigh Turner

by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Conspiracy theories: “Of, ya!”

It may be time for me to shut up about conspiracy theories. I’ve written often on this subject, including: James Bond, conspiracies and the Welsh Secret Service (how, on conspiracy theory logic, the lack of any evidence for the WSS existing must make it utterly all-powerful) The perils of conspiracy theories (with bonus video of […]

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24th December 2015

Leigh Turner

by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

My Festive 50 favourite songs: From “Suzanne” to “Bra Timing”

As 2015 comes to an end, it’s time to get personal again. Let’s talk about… music. My 2014 blog, “Festive 50: From “Every Little Bit Hurts” to “Stay with Me” told how a friend said “you like music – why don’t you tweet about that?” So I did* (*a quote from one of my favourite […]

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20th November 2015 Brasilia, Brasil

NneNne Iwuji-eme

First Secretary for Prosperity at the British Consulate São Paulo in Brazil

What a difference a year makes?

I cannot believe the year has gone so quickly and it is Dia da Consciência Negra (Black Awareness Day in Brazil) again. This got me thinking about what has changed in a year? Well since last year I have moved city, Brasilia to São Paulo, my son has moved schools and I have given up […]

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10th November 2015

Leigh Turner

by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Bond is GREAT – why we care

A great-looking man steps out of a hotel window in Mexico City.  A couple of hours later, he drives a classic Aston Martin DB5 away through the centre of London.  In between come spectacular fight-scenes, exotic locations, explosions and chases, including one where the hero drives an Aston Martin DB10 through Rome. Sounds like a […]

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6th July 2015 Brasilia, Brazil

by Thais Nogueira

Political Assistant

Our woman In… Ribeirão Preto – Guestpost by Jaqueline Wilkins

When Almeida Júnior painted O Caipira Picando Fumo in 1893, a work that so well portrayed the ordinary man in the interior of São Paulo, he did not imagine that 122 years later the caipira would be enjoying high-quality operas, producing urban culture in its various forms, travelling abroad and enjoying international cuisine, driving Land […]

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13th June 2015 Brasilia, Brazil

by Thais Nogueira

Political Assistant

Our Man In… Florianópolis – Guestpost by Michael Delaney

It is almost eight months since the British Embassy Brazil launched our outreach strategy, we decided we would strengthen our engagements in the great states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas, Ceara, Santa Catarina and Espirito Santo. It is also roughly two years since we started appointing Honorary Prosperity Consuls to […]

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Speaker’s Corner is a blog about the foreign policy work of the British Diplomatic Network in Brazil. It aims are to discuss both our work with Brazil and our approach…

Speaker’s Corner is a blog about the foreign policy work of the British Diplomatic Network in Brazil. It aims are to discuss both our work with Brazil and our approach to international issues. The original speaker’s corner is located at Hyde Park, in London, and is known as a place where anyone could speak their mind. This blog will be our Corner in Brazil.

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