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What we need is to promote a higher wage, higher productivity economy. Our economic targets should reflect those aims.
Garvan Walshe: Russia’s building up troops on Ukraine’s border. Here’s what we can do to stymie Putin.
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
Political leadership is needed in Belfast no less than in London – in some respects, even more so.
Looked at in the round, over the 2010-2016 period, the UK had the joint highest growth for a G7 economy, level with the US.
Stephen Booth: Merkel’s departure is Macron’s opportunity – an opening for his dreams of an even closer Union
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Daniel Hannan: I hate everything about the lockdown. But most of all, how much we like being bossed around.
An alien visitor, judging only from the texture of daily life, would assume that Britain in early 2021 was a far more repressive state than Russia or China.
David Gauke: I’m a convinced Remainer – but believe nonetheless that the EU has mishandled its vaccine policy
All the same, we have to make this relationship work – because, if we do not, both sides have the capacity to do each other a lot of harm.
Although the Government may return to “travel corridors” between countries that have low Covid rates and/ or sound vaccination programmes.
Stephen Booth: The Integrated Review marks a further step towards the wider world and away from the European Union
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
Divergence from the EU on vaping and smokefree products is a quick win from leaving the EU that will improve public health.
Garvan Walshe: The Integrated Review’s tilt to Asia could leave us vulnerable closer to home – and Putin
The impulse of Brexit is to prove Britain’s openness by striking out, but this tilt increases our security dependence on Europe.
Grant Shapps: Our plan to supercharge the Union’s transport links can help make us Europe’s biggest economy by 2050
Our Union Connectivity Review will favour routes that serve this aim – be they the A75, the A55 in north Wales or the air corridors to Northern Ireland.
Some of the criticisms that have been thrown at the scheme can only be described as inaccurate, misrepresentations.