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.
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.
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.
Singapore, Australia and other countries experienced difficulties; the important thing is learning from these and improving matters.
This sector is hugely important to the UK economy, accounting for many jobs, as well as boosting trade. The Government must help it in these troubled times.
While the Government has been focussed on “levelling up” and other domestic issues, it’s time to consider the UK’s position on the world stage.
In 2016, 38 per cent of voters in Scotland backed Brexit. So why is the Party currently stuck at 23 per cent in the polls for next year’s Holyrood election?
Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
If only 6,000 people, with 45 contacts each, are infected every day, we will need a capacity of 276,000 tests just to keep up.
Technologically and culturally, the Asian country is a very different place – and it launched its programme before the virus could take root.
It will require up to 50,000 people, not 18,000. Or else we’re set to be in shutdown for the duration – with baleful economic consequences.