She needn’t to give a blow-by-blow account of the negotiations, but better communication would put any departure turbulence in its proper context.
Far from Notting Hill
James Frayne: The Davos crowd’s global outlook means it has lost any understanding of national movements
They see one global trend when in fact there are many different national shifts underway.
The Prime Minister can afford to play down ideology, safe in the knowledge that the contrast with the Opposition is greatly in her favour.
Its members don’t immerse themselves in the deep subject knowledge required for policy development and giving ongoing advice to politicians.
James Frayne: We’re taking back control of trade – so it’s time politicians learned what voters think about it
Very soon this will become a central electoral issue.
She must deal with him on security and trade. But a close personal relationship could harm her standing in the rest of the world.
There’s no need for panicked action: new legislation is coming in, the right signals are going to the electorate, and as few potential converts are being alienated as possible.
Britain lacks a shared moral confidence. This aids our enemies.
Limiting the Prime Minister’s public interventions is wise, but it will backfire if Departments don’t step in to provide material fleshing out her agenda.
If we can’t afford defence, what can we afford?
Some voters are angry, but anger doesn’t define most people most of the time.
Crucially, by getting people to think about projects in more detail, they would be making some form of investment in our approach to development.
Whatever the answer, the party’s rise and the elevation of Paul Nuttall is a potential disaster for Labour.
We are often poor at commercialising technology. Doing so requires scale, which in turn means we need large numbers of qualified people.
Strong on regional and economic policy, muddled in its approach to managing Departments, and seriously, worryingly under-powered on foreign affairs.