The deal sends a starkly clear message to China – and will reassure India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan that their security interests are also British interests.
And he’s a skilled negotiator with a passionate determination that Britain should successfully make its way in a post-Brexit world.
Australia’s former Prime Minister knows all about trade deals – and can supply insights both from his experience and an international contact book.
It is incredible that he has allowed this attack on the Prime Minister’s integrity to be published now – amidst this existential global pandemic crisis.
In less affluent suburban and regional seats, concerns about jobs and power bills trumped moralistic environmental activism.
Labour is still the favourite. Scott Morrison, the new Prime Minister, has had success in binding wounds and campaigning effectively.
With half his ministry on the backbenches, he looks isolated – and in denial.
British politicians are negotiating as if it were 410 AD, and still the Roman province of Britannia, asking permission to leave instead of flourishing a mandate to do so.
A colourful, entertaining, and apparently Teflon-coated Deputy Prime Minister falls foul of a change in political culture.
It has been dispatched by one man – New Zealand First’s party leader, Winston Peters, who has Labour’s inexperienced leader in his pocket.
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
A massive poll lead. Going early. A wooden leader. Mindless mantras. A despised opposition. And then collapse. The parallels are uncanny: why didn’t Crosby warn her?
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
A lacklustre campaign, a complacent leader, and a ruthless opposition have not just clipped Malcolm Turnbull’s wings, but ripped them off.
Malcolm Turnbull has run a “safety first” campaign – and is expected to win.