America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Posts Tagged: America
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
The Foreign Secretary is quizzed on whether the Government will bow to US pressure to amend the UKInternal Market Bill.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
The UK depends on international structures to exercise power on the world stage. Biden would restore them, and it should be our duty to assist him.
We have always been champions of justice and we must double-down on fighting inequality through classical liberal principles.
Lord Ashcroft: “If Trump loses…he can run again.” My American election focus groups in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“Trump lies a lot and Biden’s kind of not all there.” And it’s less than a week to go until voting day.”
Lord Ashcroft: “If you’re voting for Trump, you keep your mouth shut.” My American election focus groups in Georgia and Ohio.
Many felt the election was going to be close – and that, whatever the outcome, there was a widespread expectation that things would get messy.
Robert Halfon: We should be pro-private enterprise, anti-mega corporates – which plunder the taxpayer again and again
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?
The new testing plan that Johnson believes will help him control the virus – and win back the support of Conservative MPs
Downing Street itself has been driving the moonshot, working with scientists, laboratories, companies and deliverers: a new operational system, in short.
Neil O’Brien: Here are three urgent responses to China’s growing power – which we will soon have an opportunity to make
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.
Lord Ashcroft: Trump – “toxic”, “awesome”, both or neither? My American election focus groups in Michigan and North Carolina.
Several of our participants remained undecided. They wanted to hear more about where both candidates stood on policy, especially healthcare.
Debate on the Agriculture Bill gives them the chance to call for more effective measures than those which independent assessments find wanting.
Lord Ashcroft: “I think there might be riots whoever wins.” My American election campaign focus groups in Florida and Wisconsin.
“I could see this dragging out for weeks…we probably won’t know who’s president until late December or early January.”
Ben Roback: Whoever won yesterday’s travesty of a presidential debate in America, it certainly wasn’t the voters
This election seems destined for the courts – so we could be looking well into 2021 before we get a definitive result.