Global Britain

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:52 pm on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester 3:52 pm, 30th January 2020

My hon. Friend poses a bigger-picture question about the role of democracy in today’s world and the threat from authoritarian regimes. Does he agree with me—I should declare an interest as chairman of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy—that we need to create a democracy fund that spends more money and uses our influence more effectively in encouraging and helping nations that, like us, have difficulties in making sure that democracy is working as well as it possibly can?