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15 January
2019

Hard facts on the Brexit deals on offer

Hard facts on the Brexit deals on offer

As the Article 50 stopwatch counts down, the Brexit rhetoric gets louder, yet emptier and more divisive. By January 26 2019, at the latest, MPs will have to put aside slogans and take decisive action. For ordinary bystanders who look on, perplexed at the layers of complexity, confused by the irreconcilable objectives, frustrated by the […]

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14 January
2019

Brexit’s impact on financial services

Brexit’s impact on financial services

The City of London and financial services are  one of the largest contributors to the UK economy.  Financial services contributed £75bn in taxes in the year to March 2018. The cost of the NHS during the same period amounted to £120bn for the same period. Financial services alone therefore pay for 62.5% of the NHS.  Financial […]

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10 January
2019

Ignoring the Brexit bullies is no longer enough—it’s time to fight back

Ignoring the Brexit bullies is no longer enough—it’s time to fight back

Not since Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts has politics in this country looked quite so ugly and out of control. In the wake of the tragic murder of Jo Cox in 2016, there was a hope that people would begin to take the consequences of violent, abusive political discourse seriously. Sadly, that seems to have not […]

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09 January
2019

Let’s not forget when Britain was the Sick Man of Europe

Let’s not forget when Britain was the Sick Man of Europe

Let’s admit that none of us possesses a time machine or even a crystal ball to  enable us to say authoritatively and definitively exactly how the UK will perform after a “no-deal Brexit.” Not Boris Johnson, not the Daily Telegraph, not the newly-knighted MPs – and certainly not me. Still, in my day job in […]

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18 December
2018

The Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come

The Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol captures the spirit of this season of goodwill to all men (and women). It relates, of course, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge – visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley – who, in turn, introduces him to three other ghosts – the Ghost of Christmas Past, […]

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