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Gabriel Elefteriu — Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World Research Fellow — analyses U.S. President Donald Trump’s newly named National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s recent speech at Policy Exchange and what it tells us about his approach to the role may be
In the first of a series of pieces looking at the upcoming French election, Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economic and Social Policy — explains why France’s ‘political problem is a structural economic problem’, and asks whether any of the Presidential candidates have a programme capable of meeting the challenges at hand.
With reference to the Government’s recent Industrial Strategy green paper, Jonathan Dupont — Policy Exchange’s Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — considers where should Britain should focus its attention in order to drive up productivity.
Jonathan Dupont — Policy Exchange’s Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — reflects on the long-awaited Government Transformation Strategy. He argues that, while, overall, the strategy sets the ‘right vision’, there is still ‘much further to go’.
Contending that ‘infrastructure is at the top of President Trump’s domestic economic agenda’, Warwick Lightfood — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on the past twenty-five years of debate about the amount and quality of infrastructure in the US.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — compares last week’s Brexit white paper with the white paper presented to parliament in 1971, which outlined the then government’s plans and argument for Britain’s accession to the European Communities.
In a piece first published by ConservativeHome, Geoff Raby, Policy Exchange’s Head of Trade Policy, contends that while ‘undoubtedly the UK and USA will be able to negotiate a post-Brexit high-quality FTA’, many ‘major unknowns’ remain as yet unresolved.
Richard Howard — Policy Exchange’s Head of Energy and Environment — responds to the Government’s eagerly-awaited green paper on developing a new Industrial Strategy. He also summarises the key points from Policy Exchange’s roundtable discussion featuring leading manufacturers.
Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — explore five key points that a free trade agreement between the UK and US should be based on, including a potential carbon tax.
This is a very disappointing decision which is not justified by long-standing legal principle