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.
Post-Covid, the environment is likely to be egalitarian and interventionist. For libertarian, small state Eurosceptics, this must come as a disappointment.
People cannot simply be viewed as consumers or producers – there are other dimensions to policy, including the stewardship of the countryside.
A home-focused industrial policy hardly saved China from this epidemic. And openness and markets ensure diversity of supply – particularly in medicine and food.
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?
The primary motivation to strike a fair agreement with the UK will be to apply pressure to the EU.
The former Brexit Secretary warns of the danger that MPs will believe the Government has not even demanded the necessary concessions from Brussels.
“The more cheaply we can buy goods and services… the more we free up time for our people to make, and sell, and buy, and invent things.”
Remarkably, sometimes these inconsistent trends both exist within the same tweet – as with a recent viral clip accusing a peer of telling lies when he was in fact correct.
Basically, we need to undercut the world. We can do so if we slash red tape and tax. Within a very short period there would be a pronounced Laffer Effect.
Supporters of a new pro-free trade think-tank will be told that Tories are all behind them in principle. But…
We should seek the closest possible relationship with the EU and an open trade policy. Firms need confidence to invest.
Churchill saw a century ago that the existing party machines will always prove the stronger, and UKIP and the SDP have confirmed this.
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
Individually, migrants can come to embody these values better than many on the Left who were born here. But the evidence suggests that this takes time.