Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
The Prime Minister faces a difficult afternoon – but will be aided by the unwillingess of Tory backbenchers to line up with Jeremy Corbyn.
She will be feeling a hand of history on her shoulder, and wondering if the other holds a knife at her back.
The atrocity demands a response, but will the President favour international diplomacy or military action?
The most important lesson we took away from Bill Bratton’s New York office during the 1990s was all about co-ordination.
The Government should back the fastest growing sector of the economy, demand transparency and send clear policy signals.
Stop and search requires very careful and sensitive handling, but it’s hard to conclude that an increase isn’t warranted.
Even in an age of austerity, government has plenty of power and assets, which it could on a small-scale, experimental basis transfer to the control of community groups.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
We found that those who had voted enthusiastically for Trump were still on board, and were prepared to overlook his private conduct, however regrettable they found it.
“Between 80,000 and 150,000 people work making steel in the US. Seventeen million are employed in industries which use steel.”
It’s all too easy to ascribe the capabilities of Russia’s best chess players to its secret services. But consider a radical possibility: the latter have messed up.
In Washington, the former Prime Minister ponders how his approach to tackling non-violent as well as violent extremism can be built on.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
One take on the President is that behind the flamboyant tweeting is a conventional actor, who knows full well that jaw tweet jaw is better than war tweet war.