We need to start listening to the right people – not hopeless people who get it wrong time and again, but face zero accountability.
With her odd mixture of indiscretion and obedience, her contempt for liberal groupthink and love of freedom, she in many ways a useful ally.
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.
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.
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.
This renaissance could place the UK at the vanguard of the most industries and technologies over the coming decades.
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.
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.