Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
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Lord Ashcroft: With a year to go, my latest research looks at Trump’s chances of getting a second term
A portion of his 2016 voters are unimpressed and wavering – but the President’s fate is not settled. Particularly as the Democrats are yet to agree a candidate.
Turkey appears to assume that their opponents will flee. But if they’ve nowhere to go, they’ll have no alternative but to fight.
Both leaders are firing up their bases and seeking out all-or-nothing confrontations with their political enemies.
And just like Kennedy’s successor, he must match a serious time with a focus on delivery, not just promises.
WATCH: “This is a major failure and the government has to answer this charge very quickly indeed”. Duncan Smith on Iran.
He wants to know why the Government did not take more steps to safeguard British shipping, including an apparent offer of US support.
WATCH: May – Darroch “has given a lifetime of service to the UK, and we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude”
Jeremy Corbyn echoed the Prime Minister’s message of regret.
A confused and crowded field will ensure the President has plenty of ammunition to throw at whoever emerges to challenge him in 2020.
WATCH: “I have a lot of respect for the President… I don’t agree with him on everything.” Hunt on Trump.
He notes America’s strong GDP growth, and suggests that this might be important as post-Brexit Britain tries to ‘turbo-charge’ the economy.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
Ben Roback: Trump’s inaccurate view of ‘Londonistan’ only underscores the dire state of transatlantic relations
The arrival of a new Prime Minister might offer some opportunity to reset the relationship.
The most successful are those who can put their values to work and build a broad coalition, rather than exploit divisions.
Ben Roback: Downing Street – and the leadership contenders – weathered Trump’s visit to London better than feared
There were plenty of nerves, but the general impression is that it could have gone a lot worse.
The President says the “tremendous potential” of such a deal might double or triple current trade.
WATCH: May – “We will preserve the alliance that is the bedrock of our shared prosperity and security“
The Prime Minister hailed the transatlantic alliance in her statement alongside Trump.