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01 April
2019

History teaches us ‘there are no people of so many different minds as the English’

History teaches us ‘there are no people of so many different minds as the English’

The Brits must really be into self-loathing. Every recent Brexit failure in Parliament has been greeted with words like ‘messy’, ‘humiliating’, ‘a shambles’, ‘a disgrace.’ It’s as if they truly believed that parting ways with Europe was going to be as easy as getting a divorce in Las Vegas. Show up, sign the papers, then […]

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26 March
2019

What a no-deal Brexit will mean for anyone planning to holiday in Europe this summer

What a no-deal Brexit will mean for anyone planning to holiday in Europe this summer

In a series of briefing papers issued this week by the European Union, the stark realities of a no-deal Brexit for UK citizens was spelt out in plain English. Not to put too fine a point on it, they make it clear that life is about to become a lot more of a hassle for […]

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14 March
2019

Majority of voters now want to remain in the European Union

Majority of voters now want to remain in the European Union

Whatever the British people thought a thousand or so days ago when they voted in the EU referendum, there is no question that a significant proportion of them have reconsidered now that dream politics has collided so spectacularly with realpolitik. We are, however, expected to believe that in these turbulent seas we are now navigating […]

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06 March
2019

Most vulnerable regions will be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit

Most vulnerable regions will be hit hardest by a no-deal Brexit

A meaningful vote on whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit could take place as late as March 12, fewer than three weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU, with or without a deal – and the clock is ticking down. Parliament needs to avoid a hard Brexit to protect industry and […]

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27 February
2019

‘Let us tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’

‘Let us tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world’

‘Before I say a word, I am its master. After I say it, I am its slave.’ I often think of those words, attributed to the 11th century Spanish Rabbi, Solomon Gabirol, when I stand up to address an audience such as you today, or when I give an interview to a newspaper, magazine or make a […]

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