Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
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Kristian Niemietz: What difference does the size of the state make to how is deals with Covid? None.
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
Tony Smith: Covid and border control. As a former Head of the UK Border Force, here are my urgent recommendations.
The Government must develop a Counter Pandemic Border Strategy (CPBS) to manage the second and subsequent waves of the virus.
Daniel Hannan: Ignore the Europhile sneers. Joining the Pacific bloc marks the rebirth of Global Britain.
The CPTPP is preferable to the EU because it elevates mutual recognition over harmonisation.
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.
Julian Brazier: A single allowance rate for Inheritance Tax – and five other proposals for making social care more resilient
Any new system should direct incentives towards rewarding those who step down to retirement accommodation and those cared for by their descendants.
Too much learning has been lost, and too many children will find their educational outcomes affected, to simply return to business as usual.
Ryan Bourne: A reassuringly conservative speech from Starmer’s Shadow Chancellor. The Tories will need to up their game.
This is not to say that all of Dodds’ analysis is coherent or correct, but the days of unhinged Corbynite attacks on capitalism are over.
Tonight, a major new report will be launched by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission, which sheds a light on Xi Jinping’s brutal regime.
The fifth of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
Ranil Jayawardena: The trade deals keep coming. And today, as the new EU agreement takes effect, we look forward to more.
We have now secured 97 per cent of the trade value that we set out to reach agreements for first, beyond the EU. And there’s more to come.
The decision not to continue participation in the EU’s Erasmus+ scheme has caused outrage. But it’s time for Global Britain to branch out.
The truth is that Eurocrats see Britain as a rule-taking dependent, like Macedonia or Ukraine, rather than as a wholly independent nation.
Alexander Downer: A forward-thinking UK should shift the weight of its strategic policy towards the Indo-Pacific region
Home to some of the fastest-growing economies of the 21st century, it has never been more urgent to build new trading relationships there.
John O’Connell: To ensure efficient government spending, we need a new Parliamentary Budget Committee
A dedicated body could focus on scrutinising the economy and effectiveness of future plans. Australia and New Zealand already have similar models.