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.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.
What really matters is how quickly we vaccinate everyone. This means maximising vaccine output as rapidly as possible.
Maintaining the current diplomatic relations would be a devastating mistake – potentially with fatal consequences.
It’s safe to say the UK will have saved tens of thousands of additional lives relative to going at the EU-4’s pace over the coming months.
It’s striking that the countries that did best during Covid are those, like Taiwan and South Korea, which live under threat of annihilation by their neighbours.
Government sometimes treats the constraints fatalistically, rather than seeing them as a problem that prices, incentives, and regulations could affect.
There are still lessons that others can learn – namely, that it has been creative, above all else, in getting the vaccine out.
The agreement involves revising an international border – opposed in this case by the EU and the UK. It will have knock-on effects elsewhere.
It is shameful that Britain has never acknowledged the Turkish genocide of more than a million Armenians just over a century ago.
It is based on the Swedish approach – but with much better protection of the vulnerable, especially in care homes.
Tensions have been building for the best part of a year, serious skirmishes broke out in June – and America is nowhere to be seen.
The Government’s cost-benefit analysis showed that the impacts of the lockdown were greater than those of the direct Covid-19 deaths.
Let’s have a no-holds-barred strategic review which asks how we can best defend our interests given the vertiginous acceleration of military technology.