James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Europe

What’s next for the Special Relationship?

To great relief in diplomatic circles, the new US administration and the UK have got off to a good start

By James Forsyth

China

How Britain will counter China’s wolf-warrior diplomacy

Now that the West has woken up to the threat of Xi’s China, how will it respond?

By James Forsyth

Europe

The deal-or-no-deal debate is different this time

The sticking points are the same three issues — but there are some significant differences this time

By James Forsyth

Europe

Britain may benefit from a Biden presidency

Biden fiercely opposed Brexit and those around him, like many on the American left, look to London and see a mini-Trump

By James Forsyth

Europe

How will the UK government deal with Joe Biden?

The first few months of a Biden presidency would be awkward

By James Forsyth

Europe

A Brexit breakthrough could be on the cards

The British side now view the remaining problems as being more about process than substance

By James Forsyth

Politics

Joe Biden weighs in on the Brexit stand-off

The Democratic nominee tweeted that the Good Friday Agreement can’t ‘become a casualty of Brexit’

By James Forsyth

China

Why Boris U-turned on Huawei

The British government on Tuesday U-turned on allowing Huawei a role in the building of the UK’s 5G network. From the end of this year, cell phone providers will be banned from buying Huawei kit and it’ll have to be removed altogether from their 5G networks by 2027. The UK government’s line is that this […]

By James Forsyth

Europe

Mission impossible: Boris’s attempt to rewire the British government

The state has failed the COVID stress test

By James Forsyth

Europe

Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

A Biden foreign policy would be based far more on the idea of cooperation between like-minded democracies

By James Forsyth

Europe

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

The British side is, privately, far more optimistic than it has been at any previous point in the negotiation

By James Forsyth

Europe

Whitehall on trial: how the UK government is preparing for the COVID inquiry

For the first time in living memory No. 10 is involved in delivering policy, not just making it

By James Forsyth

China

Escaping the dragon: the British government’s new approach to China

How Boris Johnson plans to reduce the UK’s dependence on Beijing

By James Forsyth

Europe

Boris is convinced he’ll still get a Brexit deal

His optimism is based on both sides being pragmatic in the end

By James Forsyth

Europe

Brexit is back — and COVID has transformed negotiations

Coronavirus has dwarfed any changes Brexit might bring. We are over that cliff edge already

By James Forsyth

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