Their words, like Johnson’s visit itself, look more like more gambits in a blame game than a genuine change of heart.
Posts Tagged: America
Richard Short: Don’t fall for the scare stories. Chlorinated chicken would be good for you. It’s time to tuck in.
The irony is that the EU itself has declared there are no food safety grounds to ban the process.
James Arnell: The conventional wisdom about a trade deal with America is wrong. Trump will want a fair one. Here’s why.
The primary motivation to strike a fair agreement with the UK will be to apply pressure to the EU.
As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
Johnson will want no distractions from Brexit this summer, but history suggests that he may get one – in the Straits of Hormuz.
Patrick Spencer: Some advice for the new Conservative leader. Stick to these three ideas to boost productivity.
The new Chancellor should stick to the basics of cutting taxes, spending more on education and rebalancing growth outside of London.
Ben Roback: The racism row. Trump has set a trap for the Democrats – but risks also falling into it himself.
The White House attack on “the squad” risks turning out Democratic voters as a natural by-product of seeking to turn out Republicans.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The UK – US relationship will roll on, despite his insults to our Ambassdor. To suggest otherwise is leadership election positioning, not real politics.
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
A confused and crowded field will ensure the President has plenty of ammunition to throw at whoever emerges to challenge him in 2020.
What he detests is less liberalism than democracy, and the obstacle it poses to Russian foreign policy objectives.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
Alan Mak: Conservatism 4.0 – Adapting our Party for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is our greatest challenge
The battlegrounds of the next election, as well as the wider economy, are being shaped by new technology.