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    Why Brussels should be wary of a cancelled Brexit

    There is frenzied excitement in some quarters that the chaos in London may yet mean a cancellation of Brexit. But starry eyed Brussels should be careful what it wishes for. There is a point in some failed relationships where it is in everyone’s interests simply to let go, argues Robin Shepherd, former head of the Europe Programme at Chatham House, in this article first published in the American Interest. Please take a look, and "like" if you agree

    by Robin Shepherd, Owner / Publisher - 13 January 2019
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    The rise and rise of the German inspired EU superstate

    Prime Minister May's Brexit deal is even more flawed than one might presume. It is not just about the Irish backstop issue. German inspired plans for an EU army inside a European superstate should worry everyone who fears the consequences of a half-baked Brexit

    by Joshua Mackenzie-Lawrie - 11 January 2019
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    The Euro's unhappy birthday

    The Eurozone's unhappy birthday is a reminder that poilitical projects pursued by ideological fanatics cause misery for ordinary people. But don't expect Brussels to learn from its mistake. Just expect more misery to come

    by Tim Hedges -  8 January 2019
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    Make 2019 a great year for Brexit and democracy

    March 30th should be Independence Day. From that day onwards we need to be in control of our money, our laws and our borders. It can and should be a truly great day for both Britain and the spirit of democracy

    by Sir John Redwood MP -  3 January 2019
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    Brexit heralds a new dawn for US-UK prosperity

    Our free trade deal with the United States is on the horizon. Our exit from the European Union is approaching. We must ensure we Get Britain Out of the EU so we can make this future of enhanced prosperity a reality

    by Joel Casement - 20 December 2018
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    Adventures in Europe: Italy rails, as France wails

    Italy's populists are enraged at the double standards from the powers that be in Europe. France appears to get a free pass, while Italy gets a telling off over its budget deficits. Brexiting from all this may not be quite so bad, non?

    by Tim Hedges - 18 December 2018
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    Project Fear will not give up, and knows no shame

    Desperate and anti-democratic, Project Fear thinks that if an entirely false forecast of a mild recession after the referendum vote would not make us vote Remain maybe an even more false forecast of a massive recession after we leave the EU will force us to cry out for a second ballot. They have no shame

    by Sir John Redwood MP -  3 December 2018
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    Michael Gove: from Brexit hero to political clown

    Gove was once project fear's leading critic, his "were all going to die of Brexit thirst" claims have made him its most ludicrous clown. He has betrayed himself and his values argues Dr Jon Stanley

    by Dr Jon Stanley - 27 November 2018
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    Italy shows May how to stand up to Brussels

    It seems hard to imagine, but the biggest headache for Brussels at the moment is not the independently minded, powerful British but the normally passive Italians. Theresa May's strategy was simply to avoid rocking the EU's boat, and the Brussels bureaucrats have obliged by taking her for a ride

    by Tim Hedges - 21 November 2018
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    Brexit will mean both independence and prosperity

    Since 1998 our exports of goods to the EU have grown at just 0.2% a year, whereas our goods export to non EU has grown sixteen times faster at 3.3%. But Brexit isn't just about trade. It's about regaining our independence. We're going to be so much better off out, and in so many different ways

    by Sir John Redwood MP - 12 November 2018
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    Italy's fight with EU bullies is part of Euro disaster story

    The logic of EU federalist insanity continues to play its part in the downfall of European democracy. Italy's ugly fight with Brussels bullies over the budget is just the latest chapter. Thank goodness for Brexit!

    by Tim Hedges - 31 October 2018
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    Enough is enough: The case against Theresa May

    The last time the Tory Party was this divided was in 1846 when the Peel administration pushed through the repeal of the Corn Laws and was swept out of office by a backbench rebellion. Leading that rebellion was a relative newcomer to the Conservative benches in the House of Commons, one Benjamin Disraeli, argues Patrick Sullivan

    by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor - 27 October 2018
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    History shows caving in to EU brings down Tory PMs

    Tory prime ministers taking disastrous advice on policy towards the EU from the CBI, and basing decisions on flat out wrong predictions from the Bank of England and the Treasury, have sealed their own downfall. Theresa May should learn the lessons of history, and show some backbone against the bullies in Brussels

    by Sir John Redwood MP - 25 October 2018
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    Bungling Brexit or leading the Commonwealth?

    The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people on 5 continents around the world. Member countries range from India to Canada to the Seychelles and the Bahamas. In terms of population size, GDP growth, and diversity of people and geography, the EU does not come close. If Theresa May can find the vision, we can lead the Commonwealth. The risk is, she's just going to bungle it

    by Jayne Adye - 19 October 2018
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    The People’s Vote: Labour's October Surprise?

    Pressure is mounting on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership to embrace a People's Vote; if they do it would be a game changer, argues political expert Patrick Sullivan

    by Patrick Sullivan, Political Editor - 17 October 2018