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27 07, 2017

The great European Parliament Interrail bribe

By | July 27th, 2017|As We See It|

by Alexander Fiuza The European Union is well known for its willingness to spend billions of pounds on its propaganda. It gives handouts to loyal Non-Governmental Organisations, sets up wasteful promotional projects, and spends huge amounts on propaganda gimmicks. Recent research by Get Britain Out shows it is sticking to old habits. A report from [...]

11 04, 2017

Guile rather than aggression is the UK’s likely posture

By | April 11th, 2017|As We See It|

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 will stand by a telephone promise not to promote splits. Nonetheless a day later, Tusk was steadfast as to the [...]

3 04, 2017

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

By | April 3rd, 2017|As We See It|

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 of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union. Everyone agrees that now following that act Brexit now gets serious. [...]

23 03, 2017

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

By | March 23rd, 2017|As We See It|

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 50 on 29 March 2017. Not so much our devolved administration in Belfast. Before the vote last year, Northern Ireland [...]

28 02, 2017

Media Release: £30 billion cost of EU migrants threatens UK pensions and benefits

By | February 28th, 2017|Media Materials|

Embargo: immediate Tuesday 28 February 2017 £30 billion cost of EU migrants threatens UK pensions and benefits New report demonstrates immigration to UK from EU costs £30bn a year rather than provide additional tax revenues Low-paid jobs contribute little to UK economy but cost the Treasury in public services and unfunded benefits Only leaving the [...]

28 02, 2017

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

By | February 28th, 2017|As We See It|

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 average UK public spending per head is £10,500, so the consumption of UK public services by the 3 million citizens [...]

28 02, 2017

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

By | February 28th, 2017|As We See It|

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 north and the Republic were both members of the EU single market and customs union. That second foundation stone is [...]

25 05, 2012

#77 The UK’s missing sovereign wealth fund

By | May 25th, 2012|Briefing Notes|

What if the UK, instead of handing over its EU Budget Contributions to Brussels, had invested the cash in a British Sovereign Wealth Fund ? That fund would today be one of the biggest in the world. The financial crisis has brought neglected accounting matters, such as fiscal burdens, deficits & the debt total – that is to say, [...]

20 01, 2017

Theresa May shows her steel by playing ‘the game’

By | January 20th, 2017|As We See It|

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 negotiations will depend upon how the other side responds. Clues are offered, however, by Game Theory, defined as “the study of [...]

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