As we see it

Guile rather than aggression is the UK’s likely posture

April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

by Miles Saltiel NOW THAT Article 50 notice has been served, the two sides are shaping up. What do we learn? First, we heard of Merkel’s relief that May used language signalling that the UK [...]

Turning the table on Michel Barnier should be the UK’s approach

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

by Miles Saltiel AT 8.04AM ON 29 MARCH, Sir Tim Barrow’s Eurostar left St Pancras to arrive in Brussels at 11.05am local time. Later that day he delivered Theresa May’s letter, serving notice under Article 50 [...]

Where is Brexit in Northern Ireland? It’s time to get down to work

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

by David Hoey FOLLOWING THE DECISION of the UK last June to leave the EU, the Government of the United Kingdom has undertaken a great deal of work to prepare the country for triggering Article [...]

A second independence referendum is not justified: Brexit was a known risk for Scotland staying in the UK

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

by Brian Monteith THERE CAN only be one reason the SNP can justify demanding a second independence referendum and that is to demonstrate that there has been a material change in the circumstances of Scotland’s [...]

The staggering cost of EU migration and how it threatens our pensions

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

by Bob Lyddon EU ECONOMIC MIGRATION represents a £30 billion per annum cost to the UK. Since there are estimated to be 2 million EU migrant workers in the UK and 1 million non-working dependents, and [...]

Is it time to consider an EU escape plan for Ireland?

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

by Cormac Lucey IN THE WAKE of the Good Friday/Belfast agreement, routine border checks between Newry and Dundalk disappeared. That disappearance rested on two foundation stones: peace in Northern Ireland, and the fact that the [...]

Beached whales? Lord Forsyth slays the naysayers

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

report by Brian Monteith IN HIS SPEECH to the House of Lords during the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, former Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Forsyth, now Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, gave voice to what [...]

Brexit White paper provides encouraging clarity

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

by Ian Milne THIS SEVENTY-SEVEN PAGE document (link below) is detailed, solid and “meaty”.  It gives clarity.  It relegates to the “dustbin of history” the attempts by the Supreme Court litigants and by Remainers in Parliament, the [...]

On our long march small steps are better than no steps

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

by Brian Monteith THE HOUSE OF COMMONS has voted by a large majority of 498 to 114 votes to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and thus start the official process of making Brexit a reality. [...]

Theresa May shows her steel by playing ‘the game’

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

by Mike Nevin THE PRIME MINISTER'S Brexit speech on January 17th marked the opening move in the negotiation process that will lead to the UK’s departure from European Union. The UK’s best strategy through these [...]

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