Europe

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Look beyond the EU; the world is our market

Look beyond the EU; the world is our market

Contrary to what Tim Farron says, the European Union is not the be all and end all; there is a whole planet beyond the Europe. A planet with growing markets across all four corners of the map. When we free ourselves from the shackles of the worlds only shrinking trade bloc […]

by × January 11, 2017 ×

Europe

Clean Brexit: We may need a transitional arrangement; but the EEA is not the answer

Clean Brexit: We may need a transitional arrangement; but the EEA is not the answer

Clean Brexit: Paul Reynolds explores alternatives to the EEA Agreement for potential transitional arrangements to act as a bridge to a bespoke Free Trade Agreement In recent weeks, the Brexit debate has been filled with terms such as “transitional” and “interim” arrangements so as to avoid a “cliff-edge”. But what […]

by × January 1, 2017 ×

Europe

The EU has failed to uphold democratic values

The EU has failed to uphold democratic values

One of the defining features of the EU referendum campaign, and arguably a major factor in the vote for Brexit, was the seeming inability of the Remain side to say anything positive about the European Union. The message, from start to finish, was not so much that the EU was […]

by × December 22, 2016 ×

Europe

The Richmond by-election is not a mandate to reverse Brexit

The Richmond by-election victory for the Lib Dems has got the remainers rather over excited. Sarah Olney said the outcome had sent a “shockwave” through Downing Street and paved the way for Parliament to “override” the EU withdrawal referendum result. This is a particularly baffling conclusion to make; a by-election mandate of 20,000 […]

by × December 2, 2016 ×

Europe

Merry Christmas! Eurocrats receive another bumper pay rise

It’s going to be a very merry Christmas in Brussels this year! Yes, though millions of people across the EU are suffering thanks to the stagnant eurozone and the constraints of the euro currency, although there’s a migration crisis that has been badly bungled, and ongoing economic crises across the continent, despite […]

by × November 28, 2016 ×

Europe

Anti-Brexit forces are gathering in strength; don’t let them devalue our democracy

Anti-Brexit forces are shaping the narrative, creating a climate of negativity and threatening to devalue our democracy Tony Blair is returning to Britain to become an “agent of influence in British politics”, he has gathering behind him many influential political allies and money men determined to ensure that the democratic […]

by × November 25, 2016 ×

Europe

Remain II: The Revenge of Remain – The Resurgent Europhiles hoping to stop Brexit

Remain II: The Revenge – The Remain campaign is to relaunch and reinvigorate the British Europhile movement, with Tony Blair launching his comeback to stop Brexit The Remain campaign is regrouping and preparing for a major relaunch. Well, you didn’t think the Europhile elite was going to give up that […]

by × November 21, 2016 ×

Economic, Europe, News

Brexit does not mean Brexit if we remain in the Customs Union; beware of the stealth Remain campaign

Brexit does not mean Brexit if we remain in the Customs Union; beware of the stealth Remain campaign

The Customs Union has become a contentious issue in the Brexit debate, but leaving it is a must; it’s a red line that cannot be crossed The post-referendum “phoney war” should have been the beginning of an open, honest and exciting debate about what Britain’s post-Brexit future should look like […]

by × November 21, 2016 ×

America, Europe

Post Trump/Brexit: Are we all racists now?

Do you remember the time when a paediatrician had her house burnt down? At the height of the UK’s paedophile hysteria, whipped up by the gutter press, an angry and profoundly ignorant mob attacked the home of a children’s physician because they didn’t understand the difference between paedophile and paediatrician. […]

by × November 20, 2016 ×

America, Europe

Mr Brexit? Trump is the antithesis of the Leave vote

Donald Trump likens his movement to the Leave campaign yet his parochial, anti-trade message is the antithesis of the Brexit spirit Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election is the biggest political upset since, well, only June as it happens. A completely unexpected result, Trump’s victory has been likened to […]

by × November 13, 2016 ×

America, Economy, Europe

It’s the markets, stupid: Why Trump isn’t Brexit

It’s the markets, stupid: Why Trump isn’t Brexit

Don’t tell me Trump’s move into the White House is Brexit x 1000. While the two events appear identical, the similarities are superficial. The market’s reaction on Wednesday was anything but surprising. As the polls’ predictions revealed themselves to have been plucked from thin air, yet again, the markets tumbled. […]

by × November 12, 2016 ×

Economy, Europe

The Guardian’s allegations of subsidies for Nissan are unsubstantiated nonsense

The Guardian’s allegations of subsidies for Nissan are unsubstantiated nonsense

Aditya Chakrabortty writes this morning on the deal between the May government and Nissan in quite astonishing terms. May has apparently promised to ‘subsidise Nissan’ against the cost of any potential Tariff barriers that will operate after Brexit between the UK and EU. This amounts to welfare for the corporations, […]

by × November 8, 2016 ×