Great Yarmouth: stories of frustration, hope and Brexit

Great Yarmouth voted to leave in 2016 by a majority of 71.5%. The following year Janosch Prinz (University of East Anglia) talked to some of its residents about their disillusionment with the local economy, a lost sense of pride in their community and country and a sense that EU bureaucracy was hampering the UK. Great … Read moreGreat Yarmouth: stories of frustration, hope and Brexit

Brexit was the elephant in the room as Philip Hammond presented his Budget

Fiscal activism underpinned by a resilient and sound economy was the main message of this Budget. In recent months it became clear the budget deficit had turned the corner and was on a credible improving trend. The Chancellor has taken advantage of this not to pay down debt and achieve a balanced budget sooner, but … Read moreBrexit was the elephant in the room as Philip Hammond presented his Budget

In so many areas the EU’s negotiating stance is sadly defined by the politics of punishment, rather than economics

The news that Boeing has just opened a £40 million manufacturing facility in Sheffield to make parts for their latest 737 and 767 aircraft, which are assembled in the United States, serves to remind us that our world-class aerospace business is global and to torpedo the claims of Airbus – and some car manufacturers – … Read moreIn so many areas the EU’s negotiating stance is sadly defined by the politics of punishment, rather than economics

‘Britzerland’: the problem of dispute resolution post-Brexit

Both the UK and Switzerland are trying to negotiate a dispute resolution mechanism that would give the European Court of Justice the final word on the interpretation of EU law. Carl Baudenbacher (Monckton Chambers and former president of the EFTA Court) looks at the inspiration for this arrangement – the EU-Ukraine Agreement – and explains … Read more‘Britzerland’: the problem of dispute resolution post-Brexit

Book Review: Crashed: How a decade of financial crises changed the world by Adam Tooze (Part 2)

In Crashed: How a decade of financial crises changed the world, author Adam Tooze proposes a remarkably consistent narrative of the 2008 financial crisis and its political, geopolitical consequences — one that attempts a coherent interpretation of the global and European crises. In part two of his review of this seminal work, Shahin Vallée examines Tooze’s take on the crisis of transatlantic finance and the … Read moreBook Review: Crashed: How a decade of financial crises changed the world by Adam Tooze (Part 2)

There is more riding on tomorrow's Budget than may initially meet the eye

It would be easy to suppose that with Brexit still dominating every political debate the Budget will be something of a sideshow, but Hammond’s performance tomorrow could have a major impact both on domestic politics and the broader Brexit farrago Original source: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/autumn-budget-2018-philip-hammond-end-of-auterity-brexit-a8605351.html

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