Britain and Australia announced a free trade deal on Tuesday which the British government hailed as an important step in building new trade relationships following its departure from the European Union […]
The deal is the first bilateral trade accord Britain has negotiated from scratch since leaving the EU last year. The government sees it as an important piece of its post-Brexit strategy to shift Britain’s economic centre away from Europe and seek new opportunities in higher-growth Indo-Pacific nations […]
“I think this is important economically, there’s no question about that … but I think it’s more important politically and symbolically,” Johnson said. “We’re opening up to each other and this is the prelude to a general campaign of opening up around the world.”
Just as Brexit was as much cultural as economic, so was the original decision to join the then European Economic Community. With no authority or authorisation, the British people were yanked from the Anglosphere and plunged into the Continental world. It was a hurtful decision to our friends and cousins throughout Empire who took it as a rejection. As we turned inward to am ever more parochial political Europe, we inevitably turned away from our historic and eternal friendships and alliances.
Thankfully we have wronged that right. It’s good to be back where we belong.