As with the NHS, policing, immigration and stop & search, so with trade. The Prime Minister will want a quick win – or at least progress towards one.
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While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
Lessons endure from my polling study of our new Prime Minister, carried out six years ago when he was London’s Mayor.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.
From Reggie to Dessie: The colleagues are desperate to impress Johnson, B. But he doesn’t know who most of them are.
So I took myself off to Lords with Crispin Blunt, Lord Haselhurst, and Tracey Crouch for some serious cricket.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Ben Roback: The racism row. Trump has set a trap for the Democrats – but risks also falling into it himself.
The White House attack on “the squad” risks turning out Democratic voters as a natural by-product of seeking to turn out Republicans.
Here is a Leader of the Opposition who cannot see an open goal without tapping the ball gently in the wrong direction.
The first in a ConservativeHome series of what the new Prime Minister must do in the month before Parliament returns in September.
That newspapers may technically be open to proceedings over the Darroch cables highlights weaknesses in our legislation.
John Jenkins: Too many excuses are made for Iran – especially by the EU. We must get real, stand with America, and take decisive action.
I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
Daniel Hannan: For Brexit to work, power must be stripped from the quangocrats – and returned to people we elect
Over the past three years, we have seen large chunks of our bureaucracy – civil servants, quangocrats and other officials – working to frustrate the referendum result.
It must necessarily have a worldview. The question is whether or not this has caught up with the Brexit vote.
Plus: Johnson, not a populist. Hunt’s beside manner. Lewis and his highly professional CCHQ team. And: the courage of 16 year old Ajay.
A confused and crowded field will ensure the President has plenty of ammunition to throw at whoever emerges to challenge him in 2020.