Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
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The priority must be to get rid of the virus – anything to jeopardise that could push travel even further way.
Those that prevent ordinary Syrians from accessing humanitarian aid and economic opportunities should be ended.
Stephen Booth: Why Trans-Pacific Partnership membership can bolster the UK’s relationship with the US
The pandemic has huge geopolitical implications. Britain can better its aspirations by joining the CPTPP.
The idea that we should not seek the closest commercial relationship with the United States is unconscionable.
Greg Hands: It’s time to get behind our push for free trade – as we begin to negotiate a deal with the United States
Our scoping assessment shows there could be a £15.3 billion expansion in overall trade between the two countries, an 18 per cent increase on 2018 levels.
I was delighted to see your appointment. I confess to slight bias, given that you retweeted an article of mine calling for an end to ring-fencing of the aid budget.
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
Tom Tugendhat: The three foreign policy actions that Johnson should take now that he has this huge majority
For the first time in decades the levers of British influence – defence, diplomacy, aid and trade – could sit alongside domestic efforts in education and infrastructure.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
We don’t need a ‘Brexiteer’ leader, we need a unifier, a leader who is not marked by labels but by their ability to implement the referendum result.
I’m travelling around the country asking the public what their priorities really are. This review should be the People’s review.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
Plus: In news elsewhere, a luxury women’s health spa in Belgravia – with annual membership fees of £5,500 – this week blamed Brexit for its closure.