It is a supreme irony that the EU has effectively ended free movement, while the UK continues to embrace it
Posts Tagged: China
Theresa Villiers: Some close to government would accept the total liberalisation of trade in agriculture. Here’s why they’re wrong.
We should make tariff reductions conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.
Damian Green: Our approach to China may now have to be more like our attitude to Russia during parts of the Cold War
My own experience when I was a minister showed two institutions which really didn’t care very much what we thought: the Chinese government, and Google.
Britain cannot afford to take so long to incorporate international lessons as the epidemic progresses.
Liam Fox: The latest evidence from Italy suggests that public health messaging should change. We need less “me” and more “us”.
It should be moved away from how we stop becoming infected ourselves and start to focus on how we stop infecting those who might be at particular risk.
Daniel Hannan: The Coronavirus. Our instincts are likelier to push us into over-reacting than the reverse.
One of the most dangerous sequences in politics goes like this. “Something must be done. Here’s something. Let’s do it.”
The revolt over Huawei is bigger than it looks. It spells trouble for the Prime Minister over security, defence, and veterans.
Troublemaking Tories are no bad thing as the UK moves forward with its 5G contract.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
Coronavirus 2) Ryan Bourne: Beware it being used as a cover for promoting socialism and protectionism
A home-focused industrial policy hardly saved China from this epidemic. And openness and markets ensure diversity of supply – particularly in medicine and food.
At the least, we can expect reduced growth worldwide – and a more expansionary Budget next month.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
Johnson must not fall for the myth that China is a coming global power, or that it won’t trade with Britain if the Government gets tough on human rights.
Daniel Hannan: Alarmism, doom-mongering, panic – and the coronavirus. We are nowhere near a 1919-style catastrophe.
Nothing I have written should be taken as a suggestion that we drop our guard or stop taking precautions. But, assuming we do that, there is no reason to panic. Cheer up.
At home, our government’s motives will be questioned, and it will be accused of holding post-colonial attitudes borne of guilt or arrogance.
Robert Ward and Alan Burns: Councils that declare a “climate emergency” engage in scaremongering, not practical action
The current media narrative links every wrinkle in the weather with dire predictions of imminent Armageddon. The young especially are being convinced that the end is nigh.