Stephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government

At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. In this post I address a number of trends – only some of which are a direct consequence of the unique circumstances of Brexit – which suggest a … Read moreStephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government

Brexit: MPs must get Bank of England advice on any economic damage before voting on deal, says Treasury Committee

Chancellor urged to set out impact on national income, income per head, labour productivity, household incomes, employment, exports, imports and the exchange rate Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-bank-england-predicted-damage-financial-economic-mp-warning-treasury-committee-mark-carney-a8426826.html

Busting the Remain-inspired myths about trade on WTO terms

Among the most vividly distressing of the post-Brexit images we have been exposed to by the Remain-dominated media is that of the mile-long queue of lorries at Dover, effectively shut out from the EU’s market because of its incompatible regulations and time-consuming inspections. That British products will somehow be subjected to a battery of new … Read moreBusting the Remain-inspired myths about trade on WTO terms

What would be the cost to the UK of regulation by a foreign power and major competitor?

One of the most extraordinary things about current parliamentary debates over Brexit is that while there has been much heat generated about the immediate economic impacts of Brexit on trade, there has been almost no discussion of the other side of that coin. What would be the economic impact in the years after Brexit of … Read moreWhat would be the cost to the UK of regulation by a foreign power and major competitor?

Book Review: Post-Truth: How We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis

In Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It, Evan Davis analyses the rise of a post-truth environment, its historical antecedents and the cultural factors that enable it to flourish in the contemporary moment. Ignas Kalpokas praises this book for combining journalistic flare, accessibility and substance to offer a multi-faceted understanding of how post-truth … Read moreBook Review: Post-Truth: How We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis

Cabinet ministers should be relishing the chance to spend the Brexit dividend

The Civil Service and their allies in the CBI, the IFS and so forth – all of them united against Brexit – are determined to convince this Government that Brexit will be a disaster, in effect inaugurating another period of austerity. This is a disgraceful conspiracy against our democracy, and our analysis at Economists for … Read moreCabinet ministers should be relishing the chance to spend the Brexit dividend

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