Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
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Paul Howell and Heather Wheeler: Full HS2 is critical to our election commitment to rebalance the economy
We cannot waste the opportunity that our Government’s high-speed rail investment plans presents.
The good news is that if we can break out of our recent rut, the opportunities for post-Brexit Britain to cut red tape should be huge.
Philip Mitchell and Chris Goddard: 2020 was a reality check on China. Trade offers opportunities for the UK to assert its values.
It allows for criticism and negotiation provided the West stands together to call out abuses.
It’s better equipped than London to sympathise with the economic realities of what is going on in cities far closer.
Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
Kristian Niemietz: What difference does the size of the state make to how is deals with Covid? None.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
Tony Smith: Covid and border control. As a former Head of the UK Border Force, here are my urgent recommendations.
The Government must develop a Counter Pandemic Border Strategy (CPBS) to manage the second and subsequent waves of the virus.
Daniel Hannan: Ignore the Europhile sneers. Joining the Pacific bloc marks the rebirth of Global Britain.
The CPTPP is preferable to the EU because it elevates mutual recognition over harmonisation.
Benedict Rogers: It seems plausible that this brazen assault on democracy in Myanmar is driven by one man’s ambition
He’s General Min Aung Hlaing, the army’s Commander-in-Chief. Now is the time for sanctions that target the military.
David Davis: We must vote today to bar our spies from inflicting torture and our police from deploying children
I urge my colleagues to support amendments which would curtail the use of children and establish sensible limits on agents committing crimes.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Julian Brazier: A single allowance rate for Inheritance Tax – and five other proposals for making social care more resilient
Any new system should direct incentives towards rewarding those who step down to retirement accommodation and those cared for by their descendants.
Ryan Bourne: A reassuringly conservative speech from Starmer’s Shadow Chancellor. The Tories will need to up their game.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.
Richard Holden: Biden’s inauguration this week boosts Britain’s new opportunity to pivot to the world
With a new president in place, and the UK’s G7 presidency up and running, we will have a new Indo-Pacific trading opportunity.