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    Trouble brews for Brussels with Italy's new government

    The new Italian government is highly critical of EU interference in Italy’s affairs so there will be trouble. They are also about to increase public debt by at least €100 billion. It's going to be fun and games for the crisis ridden EU

    by Tim Hedges - 23 May 2018
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    The House of Lords is burning its own house down

    There is a long standing convention that the Lords does not ask the Commons to think again about a Bill or measure that was in the governing party’s Manifesto. In trashing that convention over Brexit and other things too, the Lords may be signing their own death warrant

    by John Redwood MP - 19 May 2018
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    Wembley is more than just a stadium, it is an embodiment of England

    Wembley needs to remain as the primary home of English football. For many, it is a realisation of the ‘imagined community’ of England and without it, what does England have left to call its own?

    by Luke J. Harris  - 16 May 2018
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    Italy will be the EU's biggest challenge after Brexit

    The EU has expanded too far and is too inflexible. If there is no change of course, and Italy is its first big challenge after Brexit, the EU may risk unravelling

    by Tim Hedges - 14 May 2018
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    BREXIT: This is how to negotiate with Brussels

    I have never understood why so many senior officials think we need to give in each time to the EU. Cameron's mistake was he asked for too little and settled for even less. Ultimately, we need to tell Brussels we are prepared for No Deal. Only then will they be serious

    by John Redwood MP -  9 May 2018
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    Brexit means Brexit: Mrs May, words are not enough

    Theresa May has already uttered the important words -- Brexit means Brexit. Now she needs the courage to back them up with actions, and that means putting an end to the nonsense about the customs union. It's all getting tiresome and boring. Let's just get Britain out

    by Stephen Mitchell -  7 May 2018
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    The EU's superstate budget we won't be part of

    We were told there would be no EU army, yet work continues apace to increase the EU’s role in member states' defence. The proposed new EU budget is designed to create a United States of Europe. It will fail, but it's a good thing Britain won't be around when it all goes up in flames

    by John Redwood MP -  3 May 2018
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    Oh no. Another election in Italy?

    Amazing as it may sound, Berlusconi, for all his venality and amorality, is the only person since the war to have led a party through its full five year term. As for Salvini, he is makng much of standing on principle, which may well mean that Italy goes back to the polls in June, and Salvini strenghens his hand

    by Tim Hedges -  2 May 2018
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    EU's Juncker celebrates Marxist totalitarianism

    The ideology Marx gave rise to killed tens of millions of innocents. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, illustrates his own moral blindness and the bankruptcy of the EU itself as he celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Thank goodness Britain will soon be rid of this awful institution

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 30 April 2018
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    Brexit vs Remain equals globalists vs little Europeans

    The European Union is an outdated and redundant project in a globalised world. Brexit Britain aims to embrace a wider international trade regime, and only small minded little Europeans are remotely concerned about the EU's customs union, a mere detail of global trade at best, a contributor to Third World poverty at worst

    by John Redwood MP - 26 April 2018
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    No resolution yet to Italy's political impasse

    Italy continues to fumble its way to a new government, though much is still up in the air. Still, the EU could always muscle in and make things worse. Don't bet against it

    by Tim Hedges - 24 April 2018
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    Certification is essential to navigate the GDPR minefield

    With UK companies scrambling to prepare for the European Union’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Peter Irikovsky, CEO of global software as a service (SaaS) company Exponea, warns that only independent certification can ensure companies achieve full compliance and avoid falling foul of the legislation

    by Peter Irikovsky - 24 April 2018
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    Free markets out-perform “State-Led Capitalism”

    Many on the Left have been forced to accept that capitalism is the best route to prosperity in general and the alleviation of poverty in particular. But they still don't understand that genuinely free markets and smaller states perform better than big government interventionism on both prosperity and poverty

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 22 April 2018
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    EU may push for ever closer union without Britain

    Free of UK membership there can now be a much closer identity between the EU and the single currency it sponsors. Ever closer union is an extremely bad idea, but don't be surprised if the delusional Eurocrats push ever harder for it after Brexit

    by John Redwood MP - 19 April 2018
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    Neo-authoritarians push for new Brexit referendum

    The dreary spectacle of a neo-authoritarian insurgency will remain long after Brexit is done and dusted. Those calling for a second referendum will fail. But these enemies of democracy will be with us for a long time to come

    by the commentator - 16 April 2018