The United Kingdom and the Commonwealth
Shailesh Vara (Deputy Shadow Leader, Parliament; North West Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
Given my hon. Friend's comments about Britain's unique position in the Commonwealth, does he share my concern that there is a danger that Britain is taking its position in the Commonwealth for granted, and does he agree that we must forever be vigilant to ensure that we continue to cultivate our relationships with other Commonwealth countries? If we do not do so, countries such as Canada and Australia will try to take that pivotal role away from us.