Mr Sunak’s approach stands in flattering contrast to the EU’s own position on access to its market by outsiders, which is looking increasingly unreliable and politicised, says Denzil Davidson.
Prominent Republican pollster Frank Luntz blasted President Trump and his campaign for focusing on Hunter Biden in the stretch run to Election Day, calling Trump’s campaign the worst he’s ever seen and saying the president’s advisers should be “brought up on charges of political malpractice.” Speaking at a briefing for the British strategic advising company Global Counsel, Luntz said Trump’s advisers have “their heads up their asses” if they think Hunter Biden will be a winning issue for them.
| The government’s National Security and Investment Bill could close the door on Global Britain
"There may well be cases where foreign investment in specific sensitive sectors poses too much of a risk. But creating a hostile environment for foreign investment is not the right approach." Max von Thun for City AM.
"As Britain continues to negotiate its departure from the European Union, the OneWeb deal provides the country leverage in talks on security matters", Franck Thomas in the New York Times.
"The government needs to make sure it has an operation that is bigger than the sum of its parts, rather than simply relying on one or two star performers. It needs to trust more of the government’s own ministers to take meaningful decisions, rather than relying on Number Ten to get it right every time, all the time; it needs to get a thicker skin about criticism, understanding that some of it means well, even if much of it is partisan; and, even with its significant majority, it needs to pick its battles." Alex Dawson for GQ magazine.
“Where the UK ends up on sustainable finance will be significant because this is one of the first financial files where the UK may diverge from the EU, even though they agree on the main policy substance,” Denzil Davidson for the Financial Times.
"There is perhaps a role for the World Trade Organization in helping states work on transparency protocols and best practice for lifting and imposing travel bans or restrictions." Global Counsel's Stephen Adams comments for the Financial Times.
“The importance of Airbus transcends the purely economic aspects of its activities,” said Daniel Capparelli, Practice Lead for Trade and Manufacturing. Airbus, he said, is the “flagship example” of choosing and supporting European Union-wide industrial champions.
The first budget of Boris Johnson's government was designed to keep those who put him in power happy, embracing public spending while shying away from the bigger issues that the UK will soon be facing - Alex Dawson for GQ.
“Coronavirus is going to impact on the ability of companies to be ready for anything,” said senior director Stephen Adams. “The last part of the year will be the most intensive in terms of getting the border ready, and that is also autumn and winter, when we could get a second wave of this.”