A riposte to the Project Fear narrative promoted by The Economist

Theresa May has achieved the remarkable feat of uniting the nation. Leavers and Remainers of all stripes have come together to condemn the Withdrawal Agreement she has negotiated with the EU. This should not really be a surprise: she has committed the country to a semi-permanent colonial state in which we stay in the Customs … Read moreA riposte to the Project Fear narrative promoted by The Economist

What are the economic consequences of May’s deal – and of no deal?

What will the economic impact of Theresa May’s deal be? And how does it compare to the no-deal scenario?The LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, in association with The UK in a Changing Europe, has modelled both scenarios and examined the effects on migration, fiscal policy, trade and productivity. The authors – Anand Menon, Jonathan Portes  … Read moreWhat are the economic consequences of May’s deal – and of no deal?

New polling shows the public kicking back against Theresa May’s Brexit deal

New polling on the Withdrawal Agreement commissioned by Global Britain contains no good news for the Prime Minister. Not even a scintilla of Christmas cheer. The headline result is that more people support what is known as “No Deal” than support her supposed deal with the European Union; but just as interesting is that support … Read moreNew polling shows the public kicking back against Theresa May’s Brexit deal

Was the Withdrawal Agreement drafted by civil servants seeking to make remaining in the EU look attractive?

The Withdrawal Agreement has been drafted by a small number of Remain-inclined civil servants under the direction of a Prime Minister who campaigned for Remain. It will pay £39bn in reparations without any agreement on a future economic relationship with the EU. It isolates Northern Ireland as a colony in preparation for its future absorption … Read moreWas the Withdrawal Agreement drafted by civil servants seeking to make remaining in the EU look attractive?

Trading in higher education with the EU will not be easy post-Brexit

Universities occupy a complicated position in the post-Brexit landscape. Howard Davies says that rolling over existing arrangements, as the government is confident of doing, will not be easy or automatic. The future is unclear and he advises caution. Anne Corbett (University World News 528 and LSE Brexit) is right to point to the UK’s intention to build … Read moreTrading in higher education with the EU will not be easy post-Brexit

Stand firm in the face of the onslaught of Project Fear propaganda

This is the text of a speech delivered by David Davis to Economists for Free Trade on 28th November The cliché that Britain stands at a crossroads is, for once, true. The decision we take in Parliament in a couple of weeks’ time will shape the future of our country for decades to come. To … Read moreStand firm in the face of the onslaught of Project Fear propaganda

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