trade

No, Biden didn't just snub Brexit Britain

22 September 2021 11:54 pm

For European Union enthusiasts, the ‘trade deal with America’ has joined ‘£350 million pledge on a bus’ as one of…

The problem with linking trade deals to human rights

4 July 2021 5:30 pm

Trade deals are in the air post-Brexit, but not everybody is happy. In a speech this week Frances O’Grady, the…

Revealed: How the UK-Australia deal was struck

20 June 2021 11:00 am

The UK’s first bespoke trade deal agreed since leaving the EU was finalised with Australia over two dinners. One took…

The real value of the Australia trade deal

19 June 2021 9:00 am

If Britain had been unable to agree a trade deal with Australia, then Brexit really would have been pointless. The…

Has Covid turned us into a nation of cyclists?

19 June 2021 9:00 am

On this day Would 19 July make a suitable ‘freedom day’ (assuming Covid restrictions are lifted even then)? There is…

The political advantages of the UK-Australia trade deal

16 June 2021 8:50 am

The UK government has agreed its first bespoke trade deal since leaving the EU. After Boris Johnson met with Australian…

It’s time to revisit the Northern Ireland protocol

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Britain has already seen two ‘Brexit days’ — when it formally left the EU on 31 January 2020 and the…

Brexit Britain can capitalise on the breakdown in EU-Swiss talks

31 May 2021 10:57 pm

It is a leading player in finance, and it’s companies are giants in life sciences and consumer goods. There were…

The Australian trade deal is about more than just trade

19 May 2021 8:55 pm

What happens with an Australia trade deal won’t just reveal how serious this country is about free trade but also…

One year after Brexit, Britain is reaping the benefits of independence

1 February 2021 1:35 am

A year ago today Britain awoke to a rather muted celebration – which seemed to consist largely of a bubble…

Full text: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal speech

25 December 2020 3:09 am

It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their…

Trade not aid: spending more doesn’t mean we care more

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Spending more doesn’t mean we care more

If taxes must rise, Sunak should pick on private equity instead

21 November 2020 9:00 am

It’s not axiomatic that taxes must rise to pay for the pandemic, if you seriously believe the surge in growth,…

Who would risk being a government adviser?

12 September 2020 9:00 am

Poor Tony Abbott. It would seem being prime minister of Australia doesn’t bring you to the attention of the British…

The biggest obstacle to a Brexit deal

4 September 2020 11:04 pm

Downing Street now thinks that the chances of a Brexit deal are down to 30 or 40 per cent, I…

china

How liberal globalism went bankrupt

22 July 2020 10:45 pm

When future historians chronicle the period after the Cold War, the rise of China will dominate their accounts. Beginning in…

uk-us trade deal

Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal – and what does it mean for Oz?

19 June 2020 1:00 am

Will the UK agree a trade deal with the US? Such an agreement has long been cited by Leave campaigners…

boycotting

Boycotting China is not that easy

20 May 2020 10:36 am

China’s various human rights abuses, their treatment of women, their savagery toward religious people and their chokehold on Taiwan and…

arctic

Time to crush China’s Arctic influence

21 April 2020 4:35 am

Eyes are opening to the evil of the authoritarian Chinese regime that represses its people, genocides entire cultures, and influences…

President Bill Clinton speaks in the Rose Garden, May 24, 2000 in Washington, D.C. after the China trade vote in Congress.

How Bill Clinton junked America’s supremacy

18 April 2020 8:00 pm

‘This is a good day for America,’ said President Bill Clinton on May 24, the Year of Our Lord 2000.…

Our Easter lamb reveals the miracle of free trade

13 April 2020 8:45 pm

Easter is heavily associated with lamb. The paschal lamb’s sacrifice is a gift to all but that is not the…

Globalisation is scarcely new: it dates back to the year 1000

11 April 2020 9:00 am

In Japan, people thought the world would end in 1052. In the decades leading up to judgment day, Kyoto was…

Man’s first instinct has always been to return to the sea

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Travelling the Indus valley late in the third millennium BC you would have been awed by two Bronze Age megacities,…

Why Britain, like Iceland, will thrive outside the EU

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I have no doubt that Britain will thrive after leaving the EU, whether or not it leaves with a deal.…

Trade deals can destroy native industries – but they still boost wealth creation

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Comments by the former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers this week, claiming that Britain will come off poorly in negotiations…