Systemic reform is required, which improves incentives and changes the culture across government and within regulators
Posts by Stephen Booth
Stephen Booth is Head of the Britain in the World Project at Policy Exchange.
After all, France has its own long and deep history of euroscepticism – and a looming presidential election.
One of the major question marks against Brexit was whether it would see the UK lose its influence over global affairs. This alliance suggests no.
Stephen Booth: The EU’s western establishment v its eastern European members. There’s a clash over defence as well as culture.
There are many reasons why the Afghanistan experience may not be the galvanising force that many in Brussels and Paris might hope.
Stephen Booth: As next month’s federal election draws closer, is Germany set for three party government?
It is worth noting the lack of a German, and therefore European, consensus on the foreign policy challenges facing the West, particularly on Russia and China.
Stephen Booth: Both sides must accept that substantive change is necessary for the Northern Ireland Protocol
The negative economic and political real-world consequences of implementing the Protocol cannot be what either intended.
Stephen Booth: Five years of the International Trade Department. How it’s got on. And what happens next.
The Integrated Review outlined a clear and ambitious strategy, placing trade at the heart of UK foreign policy, including the Indo-Pacific tilt.
That Switzerland and New Zealand each have their own arrangements suggests that a bespoke arrangement ought to be possible.
Stephen Booth: Switzerland’s painstaking negotiations with the EU tell us a lot about our future relationship with Brussels
We can expect greater divergence, whether we like it or not, and should focus on our diplomatic relationships outside the bloc.
And the longer the impasse goes on, the stronger argument becomes that hypothetical risks to the Single Market are overriding political stability.
Stephen Booth: Previous governments under-delivered on improving relations with India. Here’s why this time it may be different.
Faced with the challenge of China’s rise, India is seeking deeper relationships with like-minded democracies.
Stephen Booth: Merkel’s departure is Macron’s opportunity – an opening for his dreams of an even closer Union
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
Stephen Booth: The Integrated Review marks a further step towards the wider world and away from the European Union
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Stephen Booth: The challenges awaiting Lord Frost, who will take charge of Europe policy, and joins the Cabinet on Monday
One would suspect that the Government’s primary objective will be to stabilise and bed down the new relationship with Brussels.