It was foolish to allow realistic and limited objectives to be overtaken by utopian nation-building.
Posts Tagged: Biden
David Gauke: Free trade on vaccines. The EU may have made threats, but it is the US that has actually blocked exports.
Plus: Why as an Ipswich supporter I’m happy to see the end to the European Super League. And: My take on Mercer’s resignation.
Robert Palmer: To support the levelling up agenda, the Government should follow Biden’s plan to tackle corporate tax avoidance
Voters across the political spectrum are united in their wish to see more done here.
Ben Roback: China. Under Trump, a threat. Under Biden, a competitor. His speech at the Munich Security Conference.
The President’s address was tougher on Russia, but far from radical. If anything, it risked being disappointingly tame.
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.
Andrew Mitchell and Douglas Alexander: It’s time to ‘crack the crises’ on Covid, injustice and climate change at this year’s G7
The stakes could not be higher for leaders at this year’s summit.
Mark Garnier: I have never voted against the Government before. But the proposed cut to foreign aid leaves me with no choice.
My colleagues and I were elected on a promise to uphold our aid commitment. Breaking my word is a very big deal.
The new President’s problems will begin right at the start with whatever he decides to do next.
Plus: What I discovered when I interviewed James Comey. And why I can’t think of a single interesting anecdote or conclusion from Tim Sainsbury’s memoir.
Now more than ever, a coherent, holistic strategy is required that will unite and enhance our capabilities to advance Britain’s position in the world.
Sarah Elliott: Biden might have won the US election, but Republican victories elsewhere will inhibit his presidency
The incoming House GOP class is the most diverse freshman class for the Republicans in history. The majority of those who won are female.
Garvan Walshe: Democracies need to pull together to stop Chinese subversion of the open global economy
We deceived ourselves into thinking that as China grew richer, its political system would become more democratic.
Stephen Booth: Brexit-related concerns about a Biden presidency are overblown. The reality is more nuanced.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
Adrian Pascu-Tulbure: As the recent US election showed, the minority vote is no longer automatically Democrat
There are all sorts of explanations about why people voted the “wrong” way. But the simplest may be the appeal of conservative values.
While working on its Brexit deal, it is simultaneously cultivating trade relationships with Japan, the US, Australia and New Zealand.