UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit (Part I) – approaching the cliff edge

The benefits to the EU and the UK stemming from EU criminal cooperation arrangements (e.g. the European Arrest Warrant, Europol, and information-sharing mechanisms such as SIS II) are self-evident. So, it is no surprise that the UK Government has consistently re-affirmed its commitment to continued participation post-Brexit. However, less than a year away from ‘Brexit-day’, … Read moreUK-EU security cooperation after Brexit (Part I) – approaching the cliff edge

We’ve needed a committed Brexiteer as Chancellor all along

When Theresa May made Philip Hammond her Chancellor there were plenty of gags about two-thirds of the Top Gear presenting panel being at the head of the Government. But the true significance of the appointment of an ardent Remainer to the Treasury by the hesitant Remainer who found herself in 10 Downing Street was not … Read moreWe’ve needed a committed Brexiteer as Chancellor all along

Ministers need to mind their language

It hasn’t been a quiet summer for Brexiteers. Those still unreconciled to the referendum result have resurrected Project Fear because they hope endless doom-mongering will scare the public into backing another referendum, in which we’d all vote Remain. Unless, of course, we want to see an all-out civil war, as Amazon boss Doug Gurr suggested. This … Read moreMinisters need to mind their language

Leaving the EU on WTO terms will pull down the barriers to world trade and cut prices for consumers

Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms. One report was that “No deal will hike food bills by 12%”. Apparently, ‘senior executives from the big four supermarkets’ had claimed that with a ‘no deal’ Brexit … Read moreLeaving the EU on WTO terms will pull down the barriers to world trade and cut prices for consumers

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