America’s result is having knock-on effects in Downing Street: see yesterday’s green speech and today’s defence news.
Posts Tagged: Joe Biden
The proposed foreign aid cut. Many Tories are against it. But Sunak has limited options as he tries to salvage the economy.
Reports suggest the Government is planning to reduce spending from 0.7 per cent of gross national income to 0.5 per cent.
Stephen Booth: Brexit-related concerns about a Biden presidency are overblown. The reality is more nuanced.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
Adrian Pascu-Tulbure: As the recent US election showed, the minority vote is no longer automatically Democrat
There are all sorts of explanations about why people voted the “wrong” way. But the simplest may be the appeal of conservative values.
Multilateral political cooperation with the EU, as well as the bilateral relations with its member states, remains in the UK’s best interest.
Ryan Bourne: A British overspill from America’s result. Why the debate on the right over economics will now intensify.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
Whilst the incoming President is no enthusiast for Brexit, there are other areas in which Britain can seek to work in partnership with his White House.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
In his speech, he quoted from the Bible, in its best and most traditional version: yet more evidence of his own conservatism.
“Folks! The people of this nation have spoken. They have delivered a clear victory…“I am humbled by the trust and confidence you place in me.”
Perhaps he will contest the 2024 presidential contest at the age of nearly 82. But expectation that he may not will surely undermine his authority.
It’s very early to draw conclusions from America’s elections – though the President’s challenge to the results has been coming for some time.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
“It ain’t over until every vote is counted – every ballot is counted,” he says, as both America’s main parties begin to lawyer up.
The UK depends on international structures to exercise power on the world stage. Biden would restore them, and it should be our duty to assist him.