“We stand shoulder to shoulder with France in so many important ways”, the Prime Minister adds.
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Olivier Guitta: Biden’s decision to snub France will weaken, not embolden, the U.S. in its dealings with China
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.
Terry Barnes: The significance of this new U.S-UK-Australia security pact – and Johnson’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific
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.
Lettice Bromovsky: Now that the UK has a firm place within the ASEAN bloc, it must stand up to China’s aggressive antics
A unified approach against this authoritarian power is the only way to combat Chinese influence and expansion.
David Lidington: There’s no alternative to our American alliance. But we also need a new strategic relationship with our European allies.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
If nothing is done, we fear the pig industry is heading towards collapse, which would affect tens of thousands of jobs.
Kristy Adams: Without Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services getting more funding, we are storing up trouble
Children make up around 20 per cent of the population – yet CAMHS only receives 6.4 per cent of mental health spending.
The Tradeshow Access Programme has been invaluable for the rail sector, and costs very little.
Leading by example is all well and good. Impoverishing yourself in order to make a point, not so much.
The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
New Zealand shows how a very similar agricultural sector not only survived, but thrived, after shaking off protection and subsidy.
Benedict Rogers: 32 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, China’s human rights abuses continue. Here’s how the UK responds.
Three decades on, the regime’s character has not changed – but its tactics have become more sophisticated.
Alexander Downer: A trade deal with Australia is just the first step. It could open the door for Britain to the Asia-Pacific trading club
If Britain cannot do a trade deal with a country with which it shares a common language, history, and standards, then who can it do a deal with?