I was pleased to contribute to this and call for the UK to establish a US-style Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs to bring profile, consistency and coordination to government efforts to bring British hostages home who are held by rogue states like Iran and Russia. We have a fantastic unit that handles family contact that has brought this consistency to consular care – we need the same thing for the all-important task of bringing hostages home.

Read my comments here in the iPaper.