May’s Brexit luck looks like running out at Westminster this autumn

Theresa May’s strategy of procrastination and ambiguity is about to run out, writes Jim Gallagher (University of Glasgow). While she may, even after Salzburg, be able to agree a form of words with Brussels, the fudge involved is now so transparent it is unlikely to satisfy enough MPs to get the deal through Parliament. This makes a … Read moreMay’s Brexit luck looks like running out at Westminster this autumn

Is it time for a radical university challenge?

There are more than 150 million students in universities around the world, yet academic expertise has rarely been less trusted – and there is shocking inequality in access to higher education. Should we imagine a different system? Josie McLellan, Richard Pettigrew and Tom Sperlinger think we should Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/education-university-degrees-inequality-brexit-academia-disadvantaged-students-a8537971.html

Now the EU has declared Chequers unworkable, a Free Trade Plus deal is the only realistic option

The “free trade plus” plan for the UK’s future engagement with the EU and the rest of the world, as set out in Plan A+ by the Institute of Economic Affairs – or in a very similar way – is the only realistic solution to deliver an exit from the EU for the UK acceptable … Read moreNow the EU has declared Chequers unworkable, a Free Trade Plus deal is the only realistic option

The IEA’s Plan A+ would ensure the UK doesn’t blow the great prize of Brexit

Brexit is a global event of great magnitude. The United Kingdom has the chance to fully govern itself once more. It has the chance to once more become a great force for the trade liberalisation that lifts people from poverty. And it has the opportunity to properly leave an EU system which is a growing … Read moreThe IEA’s Plan A+ would ensure the UK doesn’t blow the great prize of Brexit

Chequers is deeply flawed: a no deal Brexit is far preferable

The Chequers deal is deeply flawed on both economic as well as political grounds – a “no deal” Brexit would be a far preferable solution, argues Ruth Lea. In her opinion, a Chequers-style deal would be economically sub-optimal, tying the UK to the EU’s rulebook, but without any influence. On the contrary, in the event of a “no … Read moreChequers is deeply flawed: a no deal Brexit is far preferable

It’s time Philip Hammond and the Treasury took seriously the economic benefits of Brexit

After Salzburg, the way forward for Theresa May is clear. She must shift her position towards a simpler free trade deal (Canada ++) which would command the support the House of Commons and not compromise the principles of the EU Single Market. At the same time, she must make serious and committed preparations for leaving … Read moreIt’s time Philip Hammond and the Treasury took seriously the economic benefits of Brexit

Labour must not allow itself to become the Remainers’ sacrificial lamb

The second referendum campaign headed by figures such as Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry is nothing more than a direct threat to our democracy and it must be defeated. These individuals and supporters of this campaign declare that they are respecting the outcome of the referendum and that they only want a vote on the … Read moreLabour must not allow itself to become the Remainers’ sacrificial lamb

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