Future deals will be important but they should be viewed as a means to an end rather than an end in of themselves
With Brexit done and vaccinations continuing, a major mission will be Johnson’s commitment to deliver levellling-up.
If the Spartans hadn’t held out against the pleas of our colleagues then Britain would have been trapped in a customs union with no way out.
The first of a new series of pieces by Policy Exchange for ConservativeHome looking at the various issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
He is averse to using numbers as the main instrument of control – perhaps viewing them as an arbitrary measure of success.
At the start of the summer there were reasons for optimism about an agreement. However, the mood appears to have turned.
“But really the most important thing is to create the capacity for the future to make sure that you know what’s going on in your democratic politics”.
Before any deals are signed, MPs should get to vote on them – as will be the case with the other parties.
Agreeing underlying principles, not getting an extension, is the key to reaching an agreement.