Brexit provides the opportunity for a revolution in the construction industry

Many people seem to think that innovation in construction is something that happens as a matter of course. From Palaeolithic caves to living in Neolithic mud brick houses; from Greek lintels to Norman arches; and from massive stone walls to slender steel frames, improvements in design, content and material efficiencies are a signal feature of … Read moreBrexit provides the opportunity for a revolution in the construction industry

Curiosity, intelligence and spirit of adventure: challenging misconceptions about low-skilled EU migrants

Curiosity, intelligence and spirit of adventure are the attributes of many low-skilled migrants to the United Kingdom. In this post, Simone Varriale challenges the misconceptions about EU migrants in the current debate. He presents two stories of Italian migrants that explain why dangerous assumptions about low-skilled migration should not feed into policy proposals, and why the government’s … Read moreCuriosity, intelligence and spirit of adventure: challenging misconceptions about low-skilled EU migrants

The Alliance of British Entrepreneurs is giving a voice to businesses which are positive and optimistic about Brexit

The Today programme on BBC Radio 4 recently gave coverage to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement that Britain will be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership with “open arms” after it leaves the EU. In a bizarre turn of phrase, the BBC presenter described this as a ‘tonic for Brexiteers’. The referendum – that decisive, … Read moreThe Alliance of British Entrepreneurs is giving a voice to businesses which are positive and optimistic about Brexit

Why there should not be another snap general (Brexit) election

Having a general election in 2018 is an exceptionally bad way of solving the Brexit problem, argues Yossi Nehushtan. Not only is it anti-democratic to have an election about a single topic but the result will not reflect the majority will because the first past the post system never does. The Prime Minister recently denied … Read moreWhy there should not be another snap general (Brexit) election

Merkel might be going, but the common rulebook would still mean Berlin writing our rules

If you ask any cabbie who’s running the EU they are bound to mention Angela Merkel – at least for now. But if you asked anyone in the Foreign Office, it’s likely they would go through unheard of names like Antonio Tajani or Mário Centeno before they’d get to the German Chancellor. Even then, squeamish officials … Read moreMerkel might be going, but the common rulebook would still mean Berlin writing our rules

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