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Get your Brexit flashcards - launched today

Get your Brexit flashcards - launched today

 

BREXIT FLASHCARDS have been launched today and can be found at the website www.brexitflashcards.uk

These flashcards are the single, easy-to-use summary of why it is right ...

Kirstein Rummery
There’s a strong economic case for women’s equality, so why so little progress?

There’s a strong economic case for women’s equality, so why so little progress?

CAMPAIGNERS FOR women’s equality often draw attention to the social costs inequality entails: the risk or experience of sexual violence, the lack of role models in positions of power, and the everyday sexism experienced by ...

Miles Saltiel
Can a Brexit deal be agreed quickly enough?

Can a Brexit deal be agreed quickly enough?

I STARTED paying attention to Brexit three years ago and rapidly came to doubt that Article 50 talks could come to a successful outcome. So, I reasoned, Her Majesty’s Government should flush this out rather ...

Eben Wilson
The carnivore politics of the left

The carnivore politics of the left

A LOT OF BILE is being expended on the Labour Party manifesto; much of it on its supposed costs.  There is no doubt that it does offer a great deal of manna from somewhere, and ...

Hugh Andrew
A ‘Modest Proposal’ for economic growth Part 2: A shot in the arm

A ‘Modest Proposal’ for economic growth Part 2: A shot in the arm

I EXPLAINED yesterday – in the first of my two part article – how Britain, Europe and the world are crippled by a legacy of massive debt overhang built on speculative investment and asset price ...

Hugh Andrew
A Modest Proposal for economic growth – Part 1

A Modest Proposal for economic growth – Part 1

Infrastructure investment without the pain

ONE OF THE BALEFUL LEGACIES of the financial crisis of 2008 has been a toxic legacy of debt, both public and private in the UK. When the ...

Eben Wilson
How to promote abundance in Scottish fishing

How to promote abundance in Scottish fishing

IN 1783 a Mr John Knox travelled around Scotland examining the local fisheries and fishing practices. He found coastal waters literally teeming with fish, and a fair amount of local knowledge that made great profit ...

Miles Saltiel
What really happened at that Downing Street dinner?

What really happened at that Downing Street dinner?

LAST WEEK I found myself amid a company of academics, civil servants, financiers, industrialists, journalists, lawyers, ministers, parliamentarians and other political grandees, as well as think-tankers and trade negotiators. Running a rule over what was said ...

Ewen Stewart
The outlook for the UK Consumer – not that bad!

The outlook for the UK Consumer – not that bad!

NOTWITHSTANDING recent signs of slowing retail sales, the UK consumer has had a good financial crisis. While real wage growth has been consistently weak, since 2008, substantial cuts in the cost of borrowing, full employment, ...

Struan Stevenson
Give Scottish business the tools for the job

Give Scottish business the tools for the job

MARK TWAIN famously said: “Prophesy is a good line of business but it is full of risks.” His comment will resonate with business leaders in Scotland who shudder every time they see a push for ...

Eben Wilson
Collectivist sales patter is not enough for the people of Scotland

Collectivist sales patter is not enough for the people of Scotland

FRANK ZAPPA once said, “Politics is involved with salesmanship. Government is involved with statesmanship”. Scotland, struggling with what its leadership has decided to call a government does not seem to have got this; the rhetoric ...

Miles Saltiel
Remainers suffering seven stages of grief before reality bites

Remainers suffering seven stages of grief before reality bites

I HAVE always thought that the chances of successful Article 50 negotiations were less than 50-50: a good General Election victory for Theresa May will help strengthen her hand but that outcome is by no means certain; by December ...