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From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
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.
There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
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.
Not only is the region vital to prosperity and security in its own right, it also has a direct bearing on sanctions, defence industrial capacity, and nuclear deterrence in the Euro-Atlantic.