A former US treasury secretary has said it is “delusional” for the UK to expect a favourable trade deal with America after Brexit. Larry Summers, who served as director of the National Economic Council in Barack Obama’s administration, said that Boris Johnson’s “do or die” strategy of leaving the EU …Read More »
Grant Shapps: What can we expect from Boris Johnson’s new transport secretary, from HS2 to Heathrow?
Yes, Britain has a new prime minister. But more importantly, it has a new transport secretary. What can we expect from Grant Shapps, the man appointed by Boris Johnson to head up the Department for Transport? Shapps doesn’t have the best reputation as a politician: he ran a get-rich-quick scheme …Read More »
Britain is being punished for doing Trump’s dirty work in the Gulf – something it can expect more of under Boris Johnson
Iran has won a point over the UK. Seizing a British oil tanker in the gulf has been always a red line. The Iranians have pushed the UK’s back against the wall, as they said they would do. Their message was loud and clear. But British ministers and diplomats underestimated …Read More »