Conservatism is in crisis but Brexit can help reinvigorate it

Ten years ago I predicted to a UKIP friend that the only party which would be able to actually deliver leaving the EU would be the Conservative Party. That is not to decry the efforts of those in other parties who played such an essential role in making the Leave vote a genuinely cross-party alliance. … Read moreConservatism is in crisis but Brexit can help reinvigorate it

Accepting the Chequers common rulebook would be disastrous for business

Our company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has just committed to the largest single investment in its long history. By the time we celebrate our centenary in 2019, our preparations for a multi-million-pound investment into a state-of-the-art facility should be well under way. It will allow us to improve productivity and become even more competitive … Read moreAccepting the Chequers common rulebook would be disastrous for business

Backing a second referendum would cause Labour ‘severe trouble’ in its heartlands

Brendan Chilton, leader of the pro-Brexit Labour Leave campaign, has said that if the Labour Party backed a second referendum, it could spell trouble for their working-class seats across the country. Chilton describes the so-called ‘People’s Vote’ group as “an establishment campaign that is trying to infiltrate the Labour Party… to get that party to … Read moreBacking a second referendum would cause Labour ‘severe trouble’ in its heartlands

Brexit identities play a role in how people view the economy and immigration

There is a divide between how Remainers and Leavers perceive the UK’s economic performance and other policy developments, explain Miriam Sorace and Sara B. Hobolt. A major consequence of this lack of agreement about basic facts is that reaching a consensus on how to navigate Brexit becomes even more complicated. On the 23 June 2016, … Read moreBrexit identities play a role in how people view the economy and immigration

The EU Common Fisheries Policy failed British fishermen – here’s what should replace it post-Brexit

During the referendum, those on the Remain side defended all sorts of aspects of EU membership, from free movement to the Customs Union to the European Arrest Warrant and the role of the ECJ. No-one defended its fisheries policy. The Common Fisheries Policy, replacing the role of nation states in managing their own waters, has … Read moreThe EU Common Fisheries Policy failed British fishermen – here’s what should replace it post-Brexit

Brexit denial in Cardiff Bay is reducing Wales’ soft power

As part of the United Kingdom, Wales benefits from the hard power projection of the British state. Wales also gains from the UK’s soft power which since the EU referendum has consistently been ranked the second greatest in the world by Portland Communications’ ‘The Soft Power 30’. Wales also has its own soft power assets. Sportsmen … Read moreBrexit denial in Cardiff Bay is reducing Wales’ soft power

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