Mark Wallace interviews the International Trade Secretary – looking at what she plans for her new role, and the opportunities of the UK’s trade strategy.
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Truss says her “vision is to strengthen our economic and security ties in order to build a network of liberty around the world.”
Theo Clarke: Global Britain is making impacts in ways that China’s Belt and Road initiative can only dream of achieving
I can report from Geneva that the UK has been busy transforming trade right across the Commonwealth.
David Gauke: Johnson’s health and social care plan. A betrayal of Conservative principles? No – because, at one level, there aren’t any.
This can give the Tories a tremendous advantage in a democracy because the public, as a whole, does not have fixed views either.
David Green: British investment in China, not China’s in Britain, is the bigger threat to our national security
When our companies build factories there, the expertise changes hands – and companies fall under the influence of the Communist Party.
The Tradeshow Access Programme has been invaluable for the rail sector, and costs very little.
His report mischaracterises and simplifies the recommendation of a government commission on which I sat.
That Switzerland and New Zealand each have their own arrangements suggests that a bespoke arrangement ought to be possible.
Ben Roback: Biden and the Northern Ireland Protocol. A strategic international imperative, or purely a domestic trade issue?
The President’s instincts on Ireland and his approach to trade pull in different political directions.
New Zealand shows how a very similar agricultural sector not only survived, but thrived, after shaking off protection and subsidy.
Alexander Downer: A trade deal with Australia is just the first step. It could open the door for Britain to the Asia-Pacific trading club
If Britain cannot do a trade deal with a country with which it shares a common language, history, and standards, then who can it do a deal with?
Mario Laghos: Covid reminds us of the dangers of depending on others. We would be mad to do so again – with food.
The proposed Australian trade deal risks bankrupting our farmers. The competition is unfair, their standards lower – and our consumer gain minimal.
And the longer the impasse goes on, the stronger argument becomes that hypothetical risks to the Single Market are overriding political stability.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The time has come for Starmer to crack the odd joke at Johnson’s expense
Blackford presented himself “as a member of Scotland’s crofting community”, but did not seem to be trying to raise a laugh.
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.