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  • Customs

    A new UK immigration policy to work for all

    There are some terrific new ideas coming out of the Brexit camp on immigration. The vast majority of people support immigration, but not uncontrolled immigration. We should be filled with enthusiasm about a new, fair, and sane immigration agenda for Britain

    by Matthew Ellery - 18 August 2016
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    France and the oppressive burkini

    The debate about Muslim swimwear in France is instructive for all of us. The burkini is an affront to the values of modern France, and the West as a whole. It is oppressive to women, and a ban is the right way forward

    by Michael Curtis - 16 August 2016
  • London

    How the City of London can thrive after Brexit

    Whilst key players in the City supported Remain for the sake of stability, many are now positive about the opportunities Brexit will bring. And with good reason. Once we get Britain out of the EU, expect to see the UK financial sector go from strength to strength

    by Ryan Fiske - 12 August 2016
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    The IFS are completely wrong about Brexit

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests the British economy could lose tens of billions through quitting the EU. They are Remain through and through. It's all sour grapes, and they should look at the facts

    by John Redwood MP - 11 August 2016
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    The Euro and complete rubbish

    If Italians lose faith with the status quo -- and just the latest mafia scandal on refuse collection is spiralling -- Beppe Grillo could form the next government. His Five-star Movement has promised a referendum on Italy remaining in the euro. Rubbish could yet secure the demise of the single currency

    by Tim Hedges -  9 August 2016
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    Brexit can end managed decline, forge new global Britain

    The British establishment adopted "managed decline" after Suez, viewing the EU as a crutch to sustain us. It was a historic mistake for many reasons. But Brexit means we have a new opportunity. We must seize it

    by Ryan Fiske -  6 August 2016
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    Patience Wheatcroft's shabby case against democracy

    Baroness Wheatcroft, who wants to trash the results of the June 23 referendum, should just come out and say it: she has joined the neo-authoritarian camp, like so many of her colleagues in Remain

    by The Commentator -  5 August 2016
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    Don't forget England in the Brexit process

    Brexit is a Union matter and has to proceed as such. Other matters like the financial settlement within the UK are as much English as Scottish issues. England still needs more recognition in our democratic structure, and Scottish separatism hasn't been boosted by Brexit anyway

    by John Redwood MP -  4 August 2016
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    Götterdämmerung in Zimbabwe?

    There is a long list of people who can be blamed for the catastrophe that is modern Zimbabwe. But Labour's Clare Short, possibly the worst person ever to be appointed Minister for Overseas Development, really takes the biscuit

    by Robin Mitchinson -  1 August 2016
  • Commonwealth

    Britain’s future is with the Commonwealth

    With Brexit we have a chance to right the historic wrong of joining the EU and betraying our natural allies. Now, once again, we can fully re-engage with the Commonwealth

    by Ryan Fiske - 28 July 2016
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    Russia and Doping: Why? And what is the future for sport?

    The Russian doping scandal has asked many questions. The reasons why systematic doping took place and the future are just two of these.

    by Luke J. Harris  - 25 July 2016
  • Flags

    No to an "Emergency Brake" on EU migration

    Brussels and British diplomats seem to be trying to cook up a plan for us to remain in the single market via a temporary "emergency brake" we can apply on migration. That's not what we voted for. We must reject the idea, and respect the referendum

    by John Redwood MP - 25 July 2016
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    Italy on the rack of a failed Europeanist ideology

    Italy will not return to 2007 output levels until the mid-2020s. It is saddled with multiple problems. But being tied down and held on the rack of the Euro is its biggest obstacle to recovery. No-one has the courage to state the obvious. Easier to blame Brexit

    by Tim Hedges - 24 July 2016
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    How Brexit can mean Brexit

    In order to regain control of our borders we must reject the single market and go for free trade with the EU instead. Johnson, Davis and Fox are the right people to get us where we need to be. It's happening. Britain is indeed leaving the EU

    by Ryan Fiske - 22 July 2016
  • Customs

    Free movement and Brexit

    Post Brexit, the way to control numbers will be through a work permit system with quotas for skilled and qualified people we want, adapted to our needs. There is no need to stop people coming here as visitors or to invest and set up businesses. Yet again, Brexit is going to be perfectly smooth, defying all the scare stories

    by John Redwood MP - 21 July 2016