How would we have felt if our benefactors had grown tired of the burden and attempted to force us into a negotiated settlement with Hitler? Thankfully, Britain had the resolve to continue and our allies remained true.
The second article in a two-part mini series by the author on ConservativeHome this week.
Just as we find we were even more attached to Queen Elizabeth than we realised, so we find ourselves even more loyal to her successor than we expected.
Contrary to received wisdom, Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbour did not guarantee American entry into the European war.
A lot can be done through NATO structures like the Northern Group that brings together its members and partner countries.
European defence budgets only go so far, and ultimately we need the Anglo-American link.
Biden wants to act quickly and boldly while his party has unified control of Congress, knowing full well that could change next year.
Home to some of the fastest-growing economies of the 21st century, it has never been more urgent to build new trading relationships there.
After a decade of political upheaval, the country is ready for a decade of renewal. It is about time that we followed the example of FDR’s New Deal.
In that sense, his speech could easily have been given by a much more fitting figure for the Ditchley Foundation: Tony Blair.
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
He “gave people hope” and “discovered how to bypass a predominantly hostile press and speak directly to the people”. Remind you of anyone?
The President belittles the state governors, whose role in tackling the virus is important, instead of making common cause with them.