On a range of issues from trade to defence, Yoshihide Suga knows that he has inherited a valuable partnership. Now is the time to build on it.
Posts Tagged: Japan
Claire Coutinho: Amidst the Great Global Data Divide, Britain must lead the charge for digital free markets
As a leading digital economy with new control over its trade policy, Britain is uniquely placed to help shape global rules in this emerging arena.
My objective would be policies to help achieve growth in real Government revenue, and growth in labour productivity.
Stephen Booth: To reach a best in class trade deal with New Zealand and Australia, we need to liberalise on agriculture
The crux of the trade negotiations is to what degree we’re prepared to do this – in return for a high-quality agreement on trade in services, data and investment.
David Skelton: Brexit can unleash a new era of reindustrialisation. But only if we are free from state aid laws.
This renaissance could place the UK at the vanguard of the most industries and technologies over the coming decades.
Daniel Hannan: Voters tend to get some things wrong, but the big things right. So it is with this Brexit Bill.
In a shrewd and largely instinctive way, they have sussed that Britain faces an ill-disposed negotiating partner making unreasonable demands.
It spotlights both the challenges involved in operating an independent trade policy and the limited political rewards of doing so.
It’s critical for it to consult with consumers and industry experts before making big decisions.
No self-respecting democracy could accept the sort of concessions demanded by the victor after a war had been won.
Howard Flight: From rising demand for out of town housing, to increases in savings, the Covid trends to look out for.
I expect the UK to emerge from this economic and health shakeup with permanent major changes of behaviour.
We’re crafting together a response to a question for 2024: “who do you want to be governing the country for the next four or five years?”
Downing Street’s soft power alliance to help constrain China would support and project common values.
Australia’s former Prime Minister knows all about trade deals – and can supply insights both from his experience and an international contact book.
Stephen Booth: Why Stilton matters to the Japanese trade deal – and how talks can bring the UK closer to the CPTPP
Trade negotiations and agreements are inherently political.
By happy chance, it coincided with the State Opening of the new Parliament, elected in July, which was ‘restored to something of its pristine splendour’.