Katy Balls

Katy Balls is The Spectator's political correspondent

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

Europe

The biggest danger to Boris comes from the enemies within

The UK prime minister’s critics are growing in number

By Katy Balls

Europe

US suspends tariffs on Scotch whisky

No tariffs on Scotch imports as of today for four months

By Katy Balls

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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

Europe

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

Europe

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

Europe

Why ‘Australia-style deal’ is the new Brexit buzzword in the UK government

What type of free trade deal does the EU have with Australia? Well, there currently isn’t one

By Katy Balls

Europe

The Labour candidates the Tories are worried about

A strong communicator leading the depleted party could still present a threat to the government

By Katy Balls

Europe

Boris Johnson passes EU withdrawal agreement bill with huge majority

Britain is set to leave the EU on January 31

By Katy Balls

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