The President-elect’s closest circle of advisers seem to be selected on the basis of trust and experience.
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America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
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.
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
In his speech, he quoted from the Bible, in its best and most traditional version: yet more evidence of his own conservatism.
Perhaps he will contest the 2024 presidential contest at the age of nearly 82. But expectation that he may not will surely undermine his authority.
It’s very early to draw conclusions from America’s elections – though the President’s challenge to the results has been coming for some time.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
WATCH: The polls are wrong again. Trump says he’s won (and prepares to contest the result if he hasn’t).
Biden may still be elected President – he says “it ain’t over”, but there will no Democrat landslide and the result is in play.
His best hope of success in British politics is to boost his chances in elections by dividing the Conservatives and plundering their vote.
Fewer than one in four are holding out for Biden. Does this reflect their view of which will be better for Britain, or simply instinctive mistrust of the Left?
A magisterial survey of conservatism since the French Revolution brings home how various it is, and how impossible to reduce to an ideology.
Lord Ashcroft: “If Trump loses…he can run again.” My American election focus groups in Pennsylvania and Arizona.
“Trump lies a lot and Biden’s kind of not all there.” And it’s less than a week to go until voting day.”