Strengthening Commonwealth and Anglosphere Relations

Andrew Rosindell has strongly advocated closer relations between Britain, the Commonwealth, and the other English-speaking countries of the world.

For many years, relations with these countries have been neglected in favour of supranational bodies such as the European Union and the United Nations, but Andrew now believes the time is right for us to embark on a new era of trade and co-operation amongst the countries of the Commonwealth and Anglosphere.

In 2015, Andrew won Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year, and in the same year, was re-elected to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee on a platform of strengthening relations with the English-speaking world.

With regards to our future foreign policy strategy, Andrew said:

I want the Commonwealth to be a strong force for good in the world. At the moment, it has great potential, but can only be what its members make of it. We have the capacity to advance so many good causes around the world - such as democracy, economic freedom, and rights for women – but only if we work together. We already have so much in place – a shared culture, a shared heritage, and most importantly, a shared language. It cannot be right that we reject all of this in favour of more arbitrary groupings of countries such as the European Union and United Nations.

I want the countries of the Anglosphere and Commonwealth to lead the way in the world, and as long as I am a Member of Parliament, that is what I will campaign for.

Andrew proposes United Kingdom Borders Bill, 2012