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11 11, 1999

#5 The World Trade Organisation

By | November 11th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

The World Trade Organisation global free trade – now that would be a monument worthy of a new Millennium! William Hague, speech in Berlin, 17th September 1999. By RONALD STEWART-BROWN Download Briefing Note: bn#5

24 09, 1999

#4 The priceless boons of Global Free Trade

By | September 24th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

We may choose to browse complacently like doomed if civilised dinosaurs amid the fading glories of the European Project, or we can shape up confidently and flexibly to the opportunities and challenges of the global economy. By LORD HARRIS OF HIGH CROSS Download Briefing Note: bn#4

10 09, 1999

#3 The failures of the Common Agriculture Policy

By | September 10th, 1999|Briefing Notes|

The CAP must be modified …the present system is a manifest absurdity …it is time to grasp the nettle of reform Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, speech in The Hague, 20th January, 1998 By DR RICHARD HOWARTH Download Briefing Note: bn#3

26 09, 2016

Trade deficit reduces thanks to Brexit vote!

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

The Brexit-related fall in the Pound Sterling has led to and exports boost that has reduced the UK’s trade deficit by £1 billion so far. The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics said the gap last month was £4.5billion, falling from £5.6billion just before the referendum. The improvement for UK trade was driven [...]

26 09, 2016

Twenty-seven countries want a trade deal

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has reported ten countries are lining up to make free trade agreements while others are using the media to signal their intent to strike a deal. Countries known to be interested include (in alphabetical order): Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Ghana, Iceland, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, [...]

26 09, 2016

New Zealand and Australia want to help Brexit

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

The governments of New Zealand and Australia have offered to help the UK negotiate new trade deals with other countries by providing their own skilled trade negotiators on loan. As well as the officials being made available both countries are very keen to strike informal free trade agreements with the UK so that they are [...]

26 09, 2016

UK a world leader in media and sport

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

While it may not be everyone’s idea of the best way to organise television, the BBC arguably has the strongest brand name in the world and in some quarters still enjoys the perception of impartiality. Sky TV also is a global leader and innovator in Digital TV while the UK’s reputation for creativity in drama [...]

26 09, 2016

UK’s cultural influence will continue to grow

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

While cultural excellence transcends national boundaries and Europe in general has, for centuries, provided a deep well of creativity the UK’s cultural influence remains a key advantage at both the elite and amateur level. Britain’s heritage is renowned and accessible. The UK is 8th most visited tourist destination on earth with the 4th highest international [...]

26 09, 2016

Britain leads in Soft Power without EU help

By | September 26th, 2016|As We See It|

Soft power includes international perception, global media reach, inventions, education, diplomacy, the charity sector, culture, sport and architecture and international events and the like. While measuring a country’s influence in these matters is clearly subjective the Portland Communications Soft power 30 is viewed as the most reliable authority in this sphere. In 2015 the United [...]

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