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21 February
2019

Brexit breaking point

Brexit breaking point

Nigel Farage notoriously stood in front of a poster that purported to show a seemingly endless queue of foreign nationals waiting to enter the United Kingdom. The emotive words emblazoned across the top were “breaking point.” Almost three years after the EU referendum result, it is hard not to feel that we are indeed at […]

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28 January
2019

More in sorrow than in anger: how the German press reports on Brexit

More in sorrow than in anger: how the German press reports on Brexit

When David Davis claimed that the Brexit negotiations would be the easiest in history, he probably based his assumption on a notion that many Brexiteers seem to share: German industry, so the reasoning went, would not raise any objections to the UK leaving the EU and not having to pay into its coffers or be […]

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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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