Brexit is just another tumultuous fight for democracy that will soon seem straightforward

Imagine a supranational project that is set up by a group of member states to serve its members by acting as an international trade facilitator. Imagine also that, as time goes by, this trade facilitator adds a massive political overcoat through the accumulated effect of many small steps. Despite no clear democratic mandate. Now imagine … Read moreBrexit is just another tumultuous fight for democracy that will soon seem straightforward

Resist, Rebel and Remain: the nation deserves and demands a second chance

Parliament should vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday. John Van Reenen (MIT/LSE) writes that while the argument for remaining in the EU is fundamentally moral and political, and not economic, it is important for lawmakers to know that Brexit will make their constituents poorer. Ultimately, however, the nation deserves and demands a second chance to stay in … Read moreResist, Rebel and Remain: the nation deserves and demands a second chance

Why the EEA Model is worse than the Prime Minister’s deal

As Parliament debates the Withdrawal Agreement, there have been calls for the UK to continue its membership of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) as an interim step before progressing to a more usual free trade agreement arrangement.  This has been called ‘Norway then Canada’. It is also now emerging as a potential Plan B in … Read moreWhy the EEA Model is worse than the Prime Minister’s deal

Deal or No Deal, British food and drink manufacturers will suffer

In 2017 the former Greek Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis aptly described the Brexit negotiations as a ‘Dog’s Brexit’ and it would appear little has changed. ‘Deal or No Deal’, Brexit will have effects on the British food and drink manufacturers, writes Derek Watson (Sunderland). The former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s bravado in rolling the Brexit referendum … Read moreDeal or No Deal, British food and drink manufacturers will suffer

The UK’s unnoticed export boom underlines why a no-deal Brexit is nothing to fear

A true economic miracle is happening. An extraordinary leap in the UK’s global export trade has occurred – a complete reverse of the ‘Doomsday’ predictions of the Treasury, Bank of England and Department for Business in London both before after the Brexit vote. According to figures published by the UK Office of National Statistics in … Read moreThe UK’s unnoticed export boom underlines why a no-deal Brexit is nothing to fear

Highlights from the Meaningful Vote Debate – Day 3

Chancellor @PhilipHammondUK "The idea that there is an option of renegotiating at the eleventh hour is simply a delusion." pic.twitter.com/OtnxBZyj8b — BrexitCentral (@BrexitCentral) December 6, 2018 . @DavidDavisMP to the Shadow Chancellor, "I hope during his speech he will lay out the criteria for acceptance of whatever the outcome should be… in terms of real … Read moreHighlights from the Meaningful Vote Debate – Day 3

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