As the great eye of the Conservative Party swivels its gaze towards the Far East, it’s in danger of missing other threats that are closer to home.
The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
The coalition of voters that he put together has taken a battering – but it endures yet.
His, Williamson’s and Johnson’s intent to rebalance higher and further education reflects their Red Wall-focused vision – but will it happen?
The Chancellor is groping his way, knowing well that the future is unknowable, trying to hold on to as much of the past as he can.
“For me, this has never just been a question of economics, but of values. I believe in the nobility of work. I believe in the inspiring power of opportunity.”
With travel costs, train bills, buying petrol, purchasing meals and standing people drinks, a door potentially opens for member participation.
Given the Coronavirus uncertainties, whatever he announces could be even more provisional than most schemes of most Chancellors.
We give you divorce reform, abortion law in Northern Ireland, citizenship rights for three million Hong Kongers, and the rainbow flag.
That’s the Prime Minister’s lowest score since he entered Downing Street for the first time last summer.
Three million of them are unlikely to pitch up here, but government must plan for all eventualities – and support for its plan wouldn’t survive a mass influx.
Perhaps we should all take a step backwards from comparing CVs, and simply ask ourselves who has a record of delivering for Britain.
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
None the less, the best part of two thirds of respondents think he’s dealing with it well, and Sunak continues to win rave reviews.
Three cheers for three reforms: of the civil service, of Ministers and of one that this Government tends to avoid – of public services.