Very rarely do the stars align in favour of a truly inspiring act of leadership. They are doing so for Border Carbon Adjustment. It just needs a catchier name.
With Brexit done and vaccinations continuing, a major mission will be Johnson’s commitment to deliver levellling-up.
This minimalist manoeuvre, carried out in graveyard news time, suggests that a bigger reshuffle has been postponed until the other side of the year.
Plus: Biden won fair and square, Trump’s allegations of fraud have been dismissed by the courts – and one can be a conservative and say so.
The deal’s recognition of the part to be played by this measure is a tremendously important move forward in the battle against climate change.
Above all, we need to focus on the strategic picture. Throughout the world democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under pressure.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.