Liberal commentators can no longer use the former Chancellor as a stick with which to beat British Prime Ministers.
The international community should be more critical of the country, but that’s difficult when others have also embraced draconian rules.
We have a tendency to idolise our European counterparts on Covid strategy. But we should think about our own legacy.
“We do have a challenge…it is to respond to the new political configuration here without falling into the trap of statism.”
Our experience suggests arrivals stores could boost UK airport passenger spending by between 20 and 30 per cent.
From curfews to alcohol bans, leaders across the continent are increasingly unified in their choice of measures.
All eyes will be on Emmanuel Macron this week, since France has been most prepared to play hardball.
Clubs and bars, particularly in London, have been at the whim of harsh regulations for years.
Nation states can act decisively when they wish to do so: the EU seems paralysed.
Amy Chua says they are blind to the decisive importance of tribal politics – an obliviousness which extends to America itself, and prepared the way for Trump.
Berlin has a quite different, and far more leisurely, sense of time to London.
The British media is busy taking revenge on the Prime Minister, while neglecting continental politics.
Now more than ever, a coherent, holistic strategy is required that will unite and enhance our capabilities to advance Britain’s position in the world.