Up for Debate

Up for debate: The best from the Business Post’s columnists

Insightful analysis of the main developments in business and politics from our team of writers, including Vincent Boland, Lucinda Creighton and Dan O’Brien

Queen Elizabeth: it is probably fair to say that many people abroad know Britain mainly through Elizabeth, the ultimate instrument of soft power. Picture: Getty

Vincent Boland: Britain’s monarchy faces an uncertain future without the woman who held it together

Elizabeth II’s long reign as queen was one of smooth continuity, spanning seven decades and several eras, but there is no guarantee that her successor can prevent the union from unravelling in the coming years.

Lucinda Creighton: With low expectations, Truss may work out all right as British PM

When your predecessor was a charlatan and you’re not rated highly, even the smallest achievements can be interpreted as wins. But the Tory Party leader faces enormous challenges, such as the spiralling cost of energy.