This result was a classic case of “it’s the economy, stupid”, as swathes of the traditionally Democrat-voting areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan turned red.
Obama said post-Brexit Britain would be at “the back of the queue”, but the President-elect wants us to be first in line for a trade deal.
Even after Brexit it is in the interests of the UK for the remaining member states to prosper.
If trade was completely cut off, we would lose a larger proportion of our economy than the EU would.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”
“The success of global trading is key, not only to our own future prosperity but in liberating the millions of human beings who still live in the scandal of global poverty.”
We still see cases where there is a fundamental disconnect between British foreign policy and British aid. Today, the most perverse example of this lies in Yemen.
The widespread presumption that everything is a matter for negotiation is damaging nonsense. Once we identify the issues which we can decide, Ministers can start taking decisions.
The Trade Secretary’s reported remarks suggest a mercantile attitude at odds with the optimistic, free-trading case for a global Britain.
“As we leave the EU, Britain will seek to become the global leader in free trade.”
Plus, it would shorten the list of complex negotiations facing the Department for International Trade.
His debut column: answers to key questions.
We were told that we needed the EU to get trade deals agreed that would help us. Now look at what’s happened.
To date, she has seen foreign affairs through the prism of domestic security rather than that of intervention abroad.
The ability to leverage a nation’s influence through international networks and institutions is key to promoting the national interest in the modern world.