Britain must trade its way to success, say ministers

Three Musketeers3“As discussions on Britain’s future turned to past glories, ministers lined up to call for the country to recapture the energy that drove Britain to dominate world markets during much of the 19th century. Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, promised to present a new outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy this year. It was also suggested that the government should radically rethink its approach to targeting new markets to boost the number and size of Britain’s exporters.” – The Times (£)

  • Post-Brexit Britain to seek ‘unique model’ as great trading state – FT
  • May sets out her Brexit vision – Daily Mail
  • Prime Minister pledges to restrict EU migrants – The Times (£)
  • Five biggest priorities for May at the G20 in China – Daily Telegraph
  • Sturgeon furious as May insists UK Government will decide Brexit terms – Daily Express
  • Why Fox could blow apart May’s premiership – Daily Telegraph
  • Beijing urges May not to close the door on China – The Guardian

More Brexit:

  • What next for the City of London? – FT
  • UK will remain EU finance hub for a decade at least, admits pro-EU bank – Daily Mail
  • Boom in UK residency requests spurs secret online registration – FT
  • Voters were turned off by ‘dire’ debate, claims Electoral Reform Society – The Times (£)
  • Racists exploiting Brexit ‘come from sewers’, says minister – Daily Telegraph
  • UK and France strengthen pact on Calais migrants – FT
  • France in fight for British jobs – The Sun
  • Calais mayor told to ‘go home’ as she arrives in Kent to woo traders – Daily Express

More EU:

  • Fifth of youths in the Eurozone are jobless – Daily Mail
  • Cook condemns Apple tax ruling – The Guardian
  • Juncker embarrassed by deals with US firms – Daily Mail


  • Brexit requires clear goals and careful negotiation – The Times (£)

>Yesterday: Video: WATCH: May chairs Brexit Cabinet meeting at Chequers

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: The EU’s lawless behaviour towards Google and Ireland shows why we’re right to leave

The EU authorities are trying to subvert the sovereign prerogative of the elected Dail to determine Irish tax and fiscal policies, and some are clearly hoping to shut down Ireland’s special low tax model and end its role as an off-shore aircraft carrier for US companies. “We have to see this for what it is – a highly politically-motivated targeting of a small member state along with a clear bias against US multinationals,” said Fine Gael MP, Michael Hayes.” – Daily Telegraph

  • Has May really thrown in her lot with the Brexiteers? – Jackie Ashley, The Guardian
  • Soubry is wrong: immigration must be a red line in negotiations – Ben Kelly, Daily Telegraph
  • May’s Victorian inspiration is outdated – Giles Wilkes, FT
  • In post-Brexit Britain optimism must become a strategy – Simon Jenkins, The Guardian
  • Sarkozy’s absurd rhetoric on Calais shows how fast Europe is falling apart – Peter Foster, Daily Telegraph
  • Article 50 is not forever, the UK could change its mind – Jean-Claude Piris, FT



May sets up ‘social reform’ cabinet

MAY Warhol“Theresa May will today vow to “make life easier” for millions of people who struggle to get by. She has set up a Cabinet group of top ministers to deliver on her Tory leadership race pledge to make Britain work for all, not just the rich. The Cabinet committee on Social Reform meets for the first time today. It will map out how to help with job insecurity, mortgage payments and school choices.” – The Sun

Longest NHS strike in history will delay 30,000 operations

“More than 30,000 people face having their operation cancelled during the longest strike in NHS history as junior doctors resume their fight against the weekend working contract. On September 12 there will be a “full withdrawal of labour” by junior doctors for five consecutive days at hospitals across the country, a pattern that may continue each month until the end of the year.” – The Times (£)

  • Junior doctors to stage five-day strike over new contracts – FT
  • Hunt says strike will be ‘worst in history’ – The Guardian

More NHS:

  • Hospital boss faces probe by MPs into £240,000 salary – Daily Mail

Tim Montgomerie: May must abandon the seven-day NHS

NHS_Logo“Unlike Help to Buy, plans for a seven-day NHS are perfectly sensible but given that the five-day operation is testing our already over-budget hospitals, and has now provoked junior doctors into an outrageous strike plan, now is not the time. When it is reintroduced patients should get the seven-day service they deserve but difficult decisions on curtailing cosmetic procedures and other questionable interventions should be made at the same time.” – The Times (£)

Corbyn supporters expelled from Labour over threatening behaviour

“Jeremy Corbyn supporters have been expelled from the party for making threats to “cut Tony Blair’s eyes out and set him on fire”, branding sitting MPs “traitors” and publicly declaring their support for Ukip and the Green party, according to a leaked document. It follows accusations by the Labour leader and his campaign manager John McDonnell of a “purge” of pro-Corbyn supporters for trivial reasons which sparked a row with Labour staff.” – Daily Telegraph

  • Incumbent takes huge poll lead over leadership challenger – Daily Telegraph
  • ‘Hapless’ leader set for landslide – The Sun
  • Corbyn criticises ally over call to simplify expenses system – Daily Telegraph
  • Labour must back tigher immigration controls to save itself, warns donor – The Sun


  • Flynn is right about expenses, but nobody will say so – Tom Harris, Daily Telegraph
  • Corbyn isn’t going anywhere, moderates must decide if they can live with that – Asa Bennett, Daily Telegraph

>Today: Kieron O’Hara in Comment: Conservatives aren’t immune from creating their own Corbyn

>Yesterday: Henry Hill’s Red, White, and Blue column: Davidson savages Corbyn’s IRA sympathies

News in Brief:

  • Brazil swears in new president hours after impeaching Rousseff – Daily Mail
  • Alzheimer’s drug a huge leap forwards – The Times (£)
  • Public back burqa ban by two to one, poll finds – Daily Telegraph
  • City figures back plans for tougher scrutiny of executive pay – FT
  • Charity warns that a third of children will leave primary school obese – Daily Express