The first group of savings are about making the state more efficient, the second about creating a state focused on the core tasks of government.
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Rehman Chishti and Knox Thames: Freedom of religion is under threat. Trans-Atlantic efforts can combat that.
The US and UK, along with other countries in Europe, are fighting to ensure that no one is persecuted for their religious beliefs.
His instinct to bring together various reserves to create a ‘Second Line’ was crucial in the First World War; leaders today should take inspiration.
To do so would mean more than staying in step with Trump. For no US administration could accept being bound into a UN system without a veto.
It would need unanimous agreement. Looking at each of the 27’s varying comments, there are six distinct camps of opinion.
It now the main issue blocking a negotiated agreement – thus risking a No Deal and potentially a harder Irish border. In short, it risks triggering the very thing it is supposed to avoid.
Our exit in will coincide with a new cycle of European elections which will redraw political power in the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
Daniel Hamilton: Ten years on from Putin’s invasion of Georgia, the West must learn the lesson of its failure
The 2008 war was an illustration of the serious threat the Kremlin posed. It went unheeded, and so Russia has repeated the trick.
Henry Newman: Yes, we have proposed a voluntary managed alignment in goods. But direct ECJ jurisdiction must end.
Either a new dispute resolution mechanism will be required, or the UK could dock into part of the EFTA court to resolve disputes over goods.
The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
Both leading EU states and the US are following the Prime Minister’s lead on Russia.
The future leaders of the Left either don’t know their history, or prefer a made-up version of it.
Isabel Oakeshott: By urging that private schools pay VAT, Gove spurred Labour’s new attack on the middle class
While it is no surprise that the current party leadership has leapt at his new idea, neither the moral nor the economic arguments stack up.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
“NATO – the cornerstone of the West’s defence”. The Prime Minister’s speech to the Republican Party Congress: full text
“Let us renew the relationship that can lead the world towards the promise of freedom and prosperity marked out by those ordinary citizens 240 years ago.”