High standards of governance helped the City establish itself as a global centre for finance. We should seek to make of the digital pound another trusted institution.
It is absurd to pretend a company with obvious links to the Chinese Communist Party does not pose a clear and present danger to national security.
Our goals: better protection for individuals and businesses from scammers, an end to our inadvertent role in helping drug traffickers and people smugglers launder the proceeds of their crimes, and leadership in the fight against Putin’s barbaric regime.
We don’t have time to waste. During 2025 and 2026 the TCA, the UK/EU fisheries agreement, the EU’s decision on UK data adequacy and its current policy on derivatives trading all come up for review.
There are enough mutinous MPs to sink almost any legislation, and he is in no position to face them down in the name of the bigger picture.
We can avoid getting into an argument about whether or not the Government’s plan is an industrial strategy. The Conservative Party has got rather hung up on that term.