This House welcomes the creation of Commonwealth Exchange (CX), a new foundation established to promote a 21st century vision of the Commonwealth
— EDM signed 18 cross party MPs
I would like to thank the Commonwealth Exchange for organising tonight’s event... [CX] have rightly called for more focus on Commonwealth trade. We can - and must - be more ambitious.
— Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State for the Commonwealth
The Saved by the Bell report analogy comes at the right time…as the Commonwealth has not featured highly enough as it should [in schools]...I really welcome the report and one that I shall certainly put in front of Ministers at the Education Department and make sure that they pay attention to and hold up to Parliamentary colleagues.
— Robin Walker MP, PPS to the Education Secretary
A mighty cause, good for Britain, good for the Commonwealth Network and good for peace and stability across the planet… I see a great new page turning in this country’s history. I see a new phase emerging
— Lord Howell
Delighted to see Tim Hewish to discuss Commonwealth Exchange which he founded - great job, great reports
— Steve Baker MP
We need to be thinking globally and about networks. We need to reopen our relationships and engage with Commonwealth countries... This [CX] report is a great addition
— Dr. Gerard Lyons, Chief Economist to the Mayor of London)
I express great interest in the potential for CX’s Commonwealth security forum. I think there is value for a more organised platform for ensuring the best practices amongst Commonwealth countries on security and military issues
— The Hon Jason Kenney, Defence Minister, Canada
Commonwealth Exchange will change your perception [of the Commonwealth]
— Lord Flight
I’m delighted that Commonwealth Exchange are leading the charge in raising awareness of the Commonwealth amongst our children.
— Lord Popat
Commonwealth Exchange, the brainchild of two inspired young activists, Tim Hewish and Ralph Buckle, determined to get at the new facts
— Lord Howell
I welcome this report by Commonwealth Exchange as the beginning of a long-overdue discussion about how we engage with Commonwealth citizens, specifically on the matter of visas to work and invest in the UK... am pleased that Commonwealth Exchange has started to examine this idea.
— Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Congratulations to Commonwealth Exchange on an outstanding report
— Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors
Innovation and expertise clearly evident in the room suggested that CX’s guide could be a boost to business
— Belinda Liversedge, Contributor, The South African
Proud to support Commonwealth Exchange promoting closer ties & more trade with our Commonwealth family
— Robin Walker MP, Secretary, Commonwealth APPG
Fresh and independent initiatives such as ‘Commonwealth Exchange’ seek to promote the distinctive advantages for trade and investment that can be gained through greater utilisation of our potential.
— Commonwealth Secretary General, HE Mr Kamalesh Sharma
I highly recommend [Common-Trade, Common-Growth, Common-Wealth] to the Minister. I hope that he will read it, and take it back to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to develop ideas based on its excellent contents. The case is supremely compelling.
— Andrew Rosindell MP
I am certain [CX] will result in enhanced trade and educational linkages across the Commonwealth
— HE Garvin Nicholas, High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago
This House welcomes and supports a new public campaign to recognise the collective sacrifice of the Commonwealth fallen in the First World War… organised by Commonwealth Exchange
— EDM signed by 24 cross party MPs
One of the few UK-based bodies to shed light on UK-Commonwealth trade
— Lord Howell