Free Ports provide an attractive trade opportunity – if only Chequers didn’t prevent such an ambitious policy

The Government’s Brexit White Paper envisages the post-Brexit UK as a trading nation, driving forward an independent trade policy. The most widely discussed Brexit trade opportunity is the right to strike trade agreements with countries around the world. But there may be other opportunities as well. One of them is the creation of Free Zones … Read moreFree Ports provide an attractive trade opportunity – if only Chequers didn’t prevent such an ambitious policy

Negotiating Single Market access with the EU: institutional lessons from Switzerland

Switzerland is in the midst of negotiating an institutional framework for some of its more important bilateral agreements with the EU. Laura Knöpfel (King’s College London) and Cenni Najy (University of Geneva) look at what institutional lessons can be learned for the UK as it tries to leave the EU while remaining partly in the … Read moreNegotiating Single Market access with the EU: institutional lessons from Switzerland

Boris Johnson speech to Conservative Party Conference

Good afternoon my friends and fellow ConHomers.. It is great to be here in Birmingham where so many thoroughfares in the city are already named after our superb Conservative Mayor. I know this conference is going to be a staggering success because just in the last couple of days about a dozen far left momentum … Read moreBoris Johnson speech to Conservative Party Conference

In tackling the border issue, the Irish Government should ignore Brussels and prioritise their national self-interest

With only a little over six months left until the UK leaves the European Union, several issues remain outstanding, especially the future of the Irish border. This issue has assumed a prominence way beyond its economic importance to either Ireland or the United Kingdom. The European Union and the UK share a common objective, namely … Read moreIn tackling the border issue, the Irish Government should ignore Brussels and prioritise their national self-interest

Brexit and Migration: Why do rocket scientists pick strawberries?

Why do rocket scientists pick strawberries, asks Nauro F Campos? He explains that there are many benefits to migration that are hard to gauge from an economic perspective. Central-Eastern European migrants for example, that have started to come in droves to the UK in 2004, are known to have significantly higher levels of schooling than that native … Read moreBrexit and Migration: Why do rocket scientists pick strawberries?

Theresa May’s speech to Conservative Party Conference

HONOURING THE REFERENDUM Leadership is doing what you believe to be right and having the courage and determination to see it through. That is the approach I have taken on Brexit. We have had disagreements in this Party about Britain’s membership of the EU for a long time. So, it is no surprise that we … Read moreTheresa May’s speech to Conservative Party Conference

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