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  • Red_phone-edited

    Britain and Brussels need their own ‘Red Phone’

    With the European Union facing unprecedented economic uncertainty, effective channels of communication and cooperation with our largest trading partner have never been more necessary, says Ab Banerjee, Founder & CEO of ViewsHub.

    by Ab Banerjee  -  1 June 2020
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    EU cranking ECJ into overdrive to try and derail Brexit

    Desperate Brussels knows it is losing in the face of Boris Johnson's fair but firm approach to negotiations. So, it is employing dirty tricks, and using the European Court of Justice as cover. It won't work, and they should face up to reality now

    by Jayne Adye -  1 June 2020
  • Barnier

    Time for EU member states to intervene

    If the EU continues to adopt a totally intransigent position in negotiations with Britain, then we must walk away on World Trade Organisation Terms. If EU member states want to avoid that, it's time to step in and over-rule Brussels

    by Jayne Adye - 23 May 2020
  • Saka_nuru_

    The impact Covid-19 has had on FinTech

    COVID-19 has resulted in huge demand for digital and online banking services – individuals and corporations have rushed to their banking service provider in order to take out emergency loans, gain consultation on their financial situation or even to just manage personal finances, argues industry expert Saka Nuru

    by Saka Nuru - 22 May 2020
  • German_constitutional_court

    Germany Vs the EU

    The directors of the ‘European Project’ knew, as did we all, that a single currency could not last forever without a political union or at least a fiscal union where Berlin pays up for Sicily just as London pays up for Newcastle. But the member states never agreed to that. German chickens are coming home to roost

    by Tim Hedges - 21 May 2020
  • Ppe

    The media's obsession with failed EU projects

    All that the Remain-biased media's latest obsessions with failed Brussels policies on COVID-19 have shown is that we must escape the sclerotic and declining EU as fast as we possibly can

    by Jayne Adye -  8 May 2020
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    Reflections on a World Turned Upside Down

    Philip Smith shares his thoughts on how London is coping with the Lockdown and what permanent changes it will bring.

    by Philip Smith - 28 April 2020
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    China must not be given a Free Pass by Post-Pandemic Britain

    Jack Rydeheard argues that post-pandemic Britain must fundamentally change its stance on China.

    by Jack Rydeheard - 28 April 2020
  • Brussels_and_flags

    COVID-19 is killing the EU. This patient may not recover

    People are fed up, and angry. They have been told for decades that the future lies in "Europe". Every single day of this awful pandemic proves that "Europe" is nowhere, and they can only rely on the nation state. Support for the EU in Italy has dropped 20 percentage points, and is barely above 50%. There's a storm brewing in Europe, and we'd better be ready for it

    by Tim Hedges - 16 April 2020
  • Tegnell

    Hysteria at Sweden's successful COVID strategy is irresponsible, and silly

    The terribly inconvenient truth is that Sweden has not suffered relative to most by adopting the kind of "lax" policies that many European countries, without daring to admit it, are now starting to emulate. We need to drop the anti-Swedish hysteria, and the ridiculous national stereotypes about COVID-19 while we're at it

    by the commentator - 14 April 2020
  • Vienna

    Criticism shifts from Sweden to Austria as exits from lockdowns begin

    As Austria prepares to implement a phased withdrawal from its COVID-19 lockdown next Tuesday, and Sweden continues with the laxest lockdown in Europe, others look on in envy, fear, and not a little loathing

    by the commentator -  9 April 2020
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    Out of the EU, Britain must adapt strategy for business

    Out of the EU, we must be a forward-thinking and ‘Global Britain’. However, post-COVID-19, this must go hand in hand with a redevelopment of our own manufacturing, and a boost to domestic innovation

    by Joshua Mackenzie-Lawrie -  9 April 2020
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    A marketplace for ideas.

    Senior Academic, Dr. Sean Gabb argues that the coronavirus has pressed fast-forward on developments in Higher Education which will make the marketplace of ideas exist within the real marketplace. This will make education increasingly student centric and allow for a greater diversity of ideas to replace the current groupthink which dominates in our universities.

    by Dr. Sean Gabb -  8 April 2020
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    Let's be Optimistic!

    Adam Honeysett-Watts writes the kind of opinion piece we all need right now!

    by Adam Honeysett-Watts -  8 April 2020
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    COVID-19 shows how and why the EU is doomed

    When faced with the COVID-19 crisis, once again it becomes clear that the core political allegiance in Europe is to the nation state, not the EU. Yet the entire European project is founded on the idea that it is (or at least, is becoming) the other way around. Ultimately, the centre cannot, and will not, hold

    by Tim Hedges -  7 April 2020