Business of Politics
An independent trade policy with an eye on Due Diligence will improve the UK’s relations and diplomatic links with key strategic partners
The pandemic has proved a turning point for China’s foreign policy and public relations. Brussels should reciprocate.
From digital policy to transport, the EU’s overly prescriptive approach to risk is unwise and costly.
Politicians across the bloc ought to remember the films and series they enjoyed during lockdown – and support their continental producers.
If it is not possible to renew transatlantic vows under Biden, chances are that it will not happen under his successor either.
The upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe must avoid becoming a mere publicity stunt, when the bloc needs drastic change.
Facebook’s Director of Public Policy for Northern Europe, Edward Bowles, praises the UK’s holistic approach to tech regulation and outlines the challenges to come
Republicans exploiting the language of unity seek to minimise their role in the Capitol riot. Americans must see through them, says Adam Solomons
Biden might look like a return to normality, but he is far from it, says Ferdie Rous
Over a third of Biden’s cabinet nominees may be Catholic, but it won’t affect their politics, says Ferdie Rous
As the torch passes to the second Irish Catholic president, how do Joe Biden and JFK compare, asks Damian Collins
Thirty years of short-termism has left the transport and energy sectors in a stagnating mess, says Tony Lodge, but with Brexit done, there is a chance for some real change
Fashion can make or break in Westminster, says former aide to Jeremy Corbyn Frances Leach
In 60 days, America should prosecute the outgoing president for the atrocities of his time in office, argues Anthony Scaramucci (Trump’s former head of communications), Alan Blotcky and Seth Norrholm
Dominic Cummings’s departure from Downing Street gives Boris Johnson the chance to reshuffle his team on more democratic lines, says former SpAd Peter Cardwell
As Dominic Cummings leaves Downing Street for the last time, William Cash notes that his legacy will extend far beyond his own disruption of Whitehall
As pollsters take a battering, again, William Cash recalls how Obama’s fixer, Jim Messina, called the election perfectly
To soothe public outrage, says Marie Le Conte, the government need to look beyond the green benches
The polls are closed but the battle for the Presidency carries on. The Supreme Court will be the deciding factor, says Trey Barnes
Forgetting his opponent’s name is but a detail for Biden and his campaign, it’s all about Florida, says Trey Barnes
With the last Presidential debate tonight, Christopher Altieri longs for the debates of old
As Trump’s numbers soar in Florida ahead of the final Presidential debate on Thursday, the Mace considers the sea of difference between the Biden and Trump campaign
As a report reveals that Joe Biden will benefit from his son‘s deal with China’s largest energy company, Nicholas Wapshott explains why he still has the best chance of winning the Presidency
‘Religion was the elephant in the room’ at last night’s Presidential town hall showdowns. It may yet decide the election, says William Cash
Forget Trump, a Biden Presidency would be best for Britain, says George Peel
The American President is an apex predator, while his opponent is a pantomime horse, says Conrad Black
James Tilley on why our Brexit identities still dominate four years on from the referendum.
Austen Saunders on why breaking with Europe, the SNP’s rising and Black Lives Matter is turning Britain into a divided, post-Brexit imperial Empire – And expect more waltzing with America…
As a proud season ticket holder at Manchester United, my passion for football started at a young age, writes Katherine Fletcher MP
Political scientists have long alleged that the UK political system is one of the world’s least corrupt. When it comes to cronyism, however, why is Westminster’s record far murkier?
In an exclusive Mace interview, William Cash talks to Jim Messina, the man known as The Fixer for his success in both Obama and Cameron election campaigns.
Whatever you think of identity politics, the social battleground between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ is here to stay, argues Robert Ford.
The ascension of Davie to the top job at the Beeb in June aroused a considerable degree of suspicion among the corporation’s not insubstantial number of lefties on account of his Tory history.
Tucked away in Wiltshire, Peter Mandelson read his way through lockdown, when he wasn’t zooming into the Lords
Attempts to modernise the civil service, one of the great institutions of state, will put unnecessary strain on the UK constitution
Ferdie Rous looks at the brightest and best think tanks operating in Westminster and looks at how Covid gave think tanks a revamp
I signed up for diplomacy, but got politics, says Venezuela’s British Ambassador
High inflation looms in the US as the country increases the quantity of money to combat recession, writes Tim Congdon.
The north London constituency is not without its problems, admits David Lammy, but it remains a destination second to none…
There’s plenty of egg-on-face – or just embarrassed silence – for the many pundit hacks, often former Tory colleagues of Boris, who wrote him off as a priapic clown.
The former cabinet secretary, now a Lords crossbencher, describes his life as a peer and the differing demands of serving under five prime ministers.
Christopher Jackson provides an update of a department about to enter a period of considerable flux.
Another administration, another set of Spads – but is there a trend in favour of lobbyists taking on senior advisory positions?
This fortress at the heart of Westminster acts as if it owns the public finances and such a monopolistic attitude is deeply damaging.
How much can Whitehall’s antiquated government offices learn from the Palo Alto tech giants?