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Katy Balls

Katy Balls is The Spectator's political correspondent

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Liz Truss resigns as British prime minister

She lasted forty-five days

By Katy Balls

Europe

Five ways the Liz Truss saga could end

The British PM is technically safe from challenge for another year

By Katy Balls

Europe

Is a US-UK trade deal officially dead?

Britain downplays one, though fault may ultimately lie with Joe Biden

By Katy Balls

Europe

Boris Johnson attempts to influence Biden

If Biden refuses to bend to pressure to extend the stay of US troops, it will no doubt lead to heavy international criticism

By Katy Balls

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The biggest danger to Boris comes from the enemies within

The UK prime minister’s critics are growing in number

By Katy Balls

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US suspends tariffs on Scotch whisky

No tariffs on Scotch imports as of today for four months

By Katy Balls

Europe

Boris gets Biden’s first European call

The pair’s relationship has gotten off to a promising start

By Katy Balls

Europe

In his first 100 days, Keir Starmer has reshaped Labour

After years of factional battles, the aim of the new operation is to make Labour seem sensible and decent

By Katy Balls

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Could British farmers block a UK-US trade deal?

The biggest obstacle to an agreement remains agriculture

By Katy Balls

Europe

It’s not only Dominic Cummings whose fate is at stake

Boris’s critics have been given their biggest chance yet at destabilizing his operation

By Katy Balls

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The competitive world of COVID brides

My wedding is off — but I’m one of the lucky ones

By Katy Balls

Europe

Boris Johnson’s new approach to lockdown easing

Johnson talked of firing up parts of the economy one by one with public health remaining the driving priority

By Katy Balls

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What does Boris Johnson’s coronavirus diagnosis mean for the UK government?

The British PM will still lead the government response — be it from the safety of his own residence

By Katy Balls

Europe

The thinking behind the British government’s new coronavirus approach

Their initial strategy would likely have resulted in 250,000 deaths as the infections would overwhelm intensive care

By Katy Balls

Europe

What would a Keir Starmer Labour party look like?

Expect some strategic ambiguity in the early stages

By Katy Balls

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