We left the EU precisely to take back control. Having repatriated power, we mustn’t leave it in the hands of Whitehall functionaries.
Many maintain close ties with families and friends back home. Their interest in the future of Scotland remains undimmed.
The proposed Australian trade deal risks bankrupting our farmers. The competition is unfair, their standards lower – and our consumer gain minimal.
Our experience suggests arrivals stores could boost UK airport passenger spending by between 20 and 30 per cent.
Some of the criticisms that have been thrown at the scheme can only be described as inaccurate, misrepresentations.
It’s hard to think that the right future is to be a less research-intensive country than the rest of the world, and so I hope our commitment will endure.
Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
If it were the critical factor, Belgium should have been superbly prepared for the pandemic. Alas, it was not.
The Government must develop a Counter Pandemic Border Strategy (CPBS) to manage the second and subsequent waves of the virus.
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.
There’s huge scope to enhance the City, and the British economy – especially if we learn the right lessons from Thatcher-era reforms.
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.
Furthermore, increasing global tensions make improving our defence capabilities essential.
The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy gives us the chance to act coherently and effectively.