Biden will be “warm towards the UK” if he wins the presidential election, but also “very realistic”, according to the former Foreign Secretary.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
Plus: Will the 21 rebels get the whip back? And: The Tories need younger members, and so does everyone else.
Plus: my profound sense of unease at the withdrawal of the whip from 21 Conservative MPs.
Tied to no faction, former Blair backer turned Corbyn supporter, the shadow Trade Secretary is a law unto himself.
The former Foreign Secretary and Labour leadership contender makes his pitch for the EEA.
David Miliband, Nicky Morgan and Nick Clegg are urging from the sidelines a breach of faith with the British people on Brexit.
By inflicting such pain, Corbyn has compelled a discussion. But the Jewish contribution to Britain should not be reduced to mere political calculation.
A decision like leaving the EU had billions of causes: some of those were set in motion by happenings centuries ago, but none pre-determine what happens today.
His reforms will cripple his MPs and are a posthumous triumph for Tony Benn’s belief in extra-Parliamentary action.
This is not a pro-Remain article. Rather, my point is that a referendum is a horrible way of making political decisions, and we are where we are as a direct result.
The most senior Minister in place at home has a great task before him – helping his country find a new international role (and restoring the morale of an exhausted department).