Both policies were later adopted by the party leadership. Lewis also criticised media suggestions that the next NATO Secretary-General should be David Cameron, given his unsatisfactory record of "toppling Arab dictators in places like Libya, increasing military commitments whilst cutting the Armed Forces, predicting a Third World War in consequence of Brexit, [and] dangerously delaying the renewal of Trident for the sake of Coalition politics".
He called for three per cent of GDP to be spent on Defence, and for a Statute of Limitations to be enacted "covering everything that took place before the Belfast Agreement", in order to protect Service veterans from legal harassment.
A Framework for Counter-Insurgency. He added that he had twice voted voluntarily in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill in From untilhe was a Deputy Director of the Research Department at Conservative Central Officebut resigned to campaign against Britain joining the single European currency before opposition to the Euro was officially adopted by the Conservative Party.
Parliamentary career[ edit ] He contested Swansea West at the general election. British Military Planning for Post-war Strategic Defence, was published in and a university paperback edition in What is needed is a grand military alliance involving not only the West but Russia and, yes, its Syrian Government clients too … We need to choose the lesser of two evils and abandon the fiction of a cosy third choice" between "very nasty authoritarians and Islamist totalitarians".
He stated that this had been because of his belief that the decision to incur any extra risk of contracting HIV should be taken on reaching the current age of majority, namely In Parliament, he was a Shadow Defence Minister from to and from toalso serving as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office from toand as an Opposition Whip from to In Parliament, he actively pursues the retention and renewal of the British strategic nuclear deterrent, the UK Trident programme.
In Julyhe was one of 91 Conservatives who successfully blocked Coalition plans to replace the House of Lords with a second chamber of party politicians elected by proportional representation. With fellow Conservative John Bercow — later elected Speaker of the House of Commons — he ran an Advanced Speaking and Campaigning course for more than ten years, which trained more than Conservatives including several current MPs in campaigning and communication techniques.
Lewis had been in the lead in four of the seven stages of this Alternative Vote election. With the creation of the Liberal-Conservative Coalition as a result of the election of a hung parliament inthe post which he had shadowed Minister for the Armed Forces was allocated to the Liberal Democrat Defence spokesman, Nick Harvey MP.
Inwith secret funding from The Freedom Associationhe posed as a Labour Party moderate and briefly won control of Newham North East Constituency Labour Party, in an eventually unsuccessful attempt to reverse the deselection of the sitting MP, Reg Prenticeand in order to highlight Militant Tendency entryism in the Labour Party.
His constituency casework has always been carried out by correspondence, telephone and surgery appointments, but not by e-mail, which he describes as "inefficient, insecure and open to abuse".
Selected political issues[ edit ] In NovemberLewis resigned his life membership of the Oxford Union debating society, after 37 years, in protest at its decision to invite Holocaust denier David Irving and Nick Griffinthe leader of the British National Party, to be speakers at one of its events.
As MP for New Forest East, he successfully opposed the development of a large container port at Dibden Baybetween Marchwood and Hytheand waged other high-profile local campaigns.
Fromhe has been Director of Policy Research Associates.Taylor Allen wins second prize in the Trench Gascoigne Essay Contest held by the Royal United Services Institution.
Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize King's has been recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences. In the winning essay from the Trench Gascoigne competition, Megan Warshawsky looks at the struggle between civil liberties and national security, highlighting how the debate over which takes precedence has only intensified given the recent increase in international terrorist attacks.
With examples from the United States, Canada, the. The Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize, the Royal United Services Institute’s annual competition awarded for original writing on contemporary issues of national and international defence and security, is now open for Dating back tothe Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize reflects and reinforces the Institute's status as a uniquely.
View Ben Challis’ profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. Winner of RUSI Trench Gascoigne Essay Prize - "Building the Bomb: Nuclear Proliferation in Authoritarian Industry: International Affairs.
Last year’s prize winning essay tackles the continuing difficulties of balancing civil liberties and national security. Julian Lewis has been described by The Daily Telegraph as "one of the most vigorous rightwingers in the Commons" and by The Guardian as the Conservative Party's His essay on Nuclear Disarmament versus Peace in the 21st Century won the Trench Gascoigne Prize of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security.Download