There are also diplomatic and geostrategic opportunities for Global Britain to lead on developing human and environmental standards.
The international community should be more critical of the country, but that’s difficult when others have also embraced draconian rules.
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
Many high-emitting nations are either avoiding COP altogether or stalling when it comes to committing to carbon targets.
After numerous protests, leaders have been forced to rethink their insistence on repeated lockdowns.
A section of the commentariat was so unbalanced by the referendum result that it now automatically sides with the EU.
Truss says her “vision is to strengthen our economic and security ties in order to build a network of liberty around the world.”
Here, in a nutshell, is why Labour is struggling to make progress. Its obsession with identity politics puts it at odds with the majority of British people.
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.
There are many areas, not least small boats in the Channel, where the UK needs a strong working relationship with France.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with France in so many important ways”, the Prime Minister adds.
The AUKUS alliance will merely push away France, which has been one of the most sanguine countries to oppose China’s influence.
Putin’s Russia is closer to home – remember the Salisbury attack – and Islamist extremism is already here.
The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
In tandem with countries like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France, we should consider a stronger humanitarian-orientated alliance which has teeth.