History teaches us that entrepreneurial capitalism will help us make the most of Brexit

“They are cursuses of the ancient Britons, long before the Romans came hither. I mean the first aborigines Brittons in heroic ages, when the Druids first began; before the Gaulish nations came over, somewhat above Csesar’s time; those Brittons that made the mighty works of Abury, Stonehenge, &c.” – W Stuckley, 1 September 1736 If Brexit … Read moreHistory teaches us that entrepreneurial capitalism will help us make the most of Brexit

How Brexit affects Italy – and its Eurosceptical politicians

How will Brexit affect Italy’s businesses, its citizens and its political landscape? Elisabeth Alber (Eurac Research) explains that while the country now has an avowedly Eurosceptical government, Italians have mixed feelings towards the EU. It is unclear how many Italians have been living in the UK, but Italy’s hopes of attracting them back seem to have … Read moreHow Brexit affects Italy – and its Eurosceptical politicians

Here is the tariff policy the Government should announce for 29th March

More attention is needed to be given the tariff policy Britain must adopt on leaving the EU on 29th March. It now looks likely that this will have to be without a withdrawal agreement. However, this has the advantage that Britain can shape its tariff policy from day one. This is a responsibility that British … Read moreHere is the tariff policy the Government should announce for 29th March

Are referendums a sign of no confidence in the government?

Are referendums a sign of no confidence in the government? In this blog, Joseph Ward (University of Birmingham) compares the 1979 devolution and 2016 EU referendums in Britain. He argues that the 1979 Scottish referendum holds many important insights for understanding the political ramifications of the Brexit vote. Throughout the protracted debate on Britain’s exit from the European … Read moreAre referendums a sign of no confidence in the government?

Theresa May is secretly seeking an EU customs union – my general theory of Brexit

Many areas of life are so complex that trying to come up with an overall account of the many and varied forces at work is almost impossible. Both writers and academics tend therefore to take the sensible decision of only analysing niches and particular aspects of the whole. But occasionally someone steps forward and tries to … Read moreTheresa May is secretly seeking an EU customs union – my general theory of Brexit

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