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3 10, 2017

We need a new vision for Europe post Brexit

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

by Alex Story FOR BORIS JOHNSON, voting Leave is a Great Escape. Referring to the EU in March 2016, before the June 23 vote, Johnson told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that “the jailer has accidentally left the door of the jail open and people can see the sunlit land beyond... And everybody is suddenly wrangling [...]

23 08, 2017

A Gulf free trade deal can show the importance of Brexit

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

by Brian Monteith WITH NEWS last week that Saudi Arabia favours New York over London for the listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco, there is growing cause for concern that Britain is losing grip on post-Brexit opportunities in the strategically important Arabian Gulf. The timetable for the Aramco listing is 2018, meaning a decision on which [...]

14 08, 2017

Brexit is a chance to rebalance our economy

By | August 14th, 2017|As We See It|

By Jack Tagholm-Child THE LEFT has long insisted that Margaret Thatcher destroyed our manufacturing base and created an economy almost wholly reliant on services, in particular the inherent vice of economic production: finance. Like most myths, there's an element of truth to it, even though the claim is confused and exaggerated. Those who cling to [...]

9 08, 2017

Only leaving the EU allows the UK to abolish taxes like the ‘Tampon Tax’

By | August 9th, 2017|As We See It|

by Joseph Hackett IN MARCH 2016, Britain appeared to have scored a rare victory in Brussels. The deeply unpopular and unfair “tampon tax” – the 5 per cent VAT applied to women’s sanitary products – was finally going to be abolished, as the EU announced it would loosen the restrictions which forced member states to tax [...]

28 06, 2017

Andrea Leadsom deserves support for her point about broadcasters and patriotism

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

by Charles Leach ANDREA LEADSOM has taken a great deal of stick for her comment made on Friday night’s BBC Newsnight that “it would be helpful if broadcasters were willing to be a bit patriotic, because the country took a decision and government is determined to deliver on that decision”. The wailing and gnashing of [...]

26 06, 2017

No fuss as negotiations open on time

By | June 26th, 2017|As We See It|

by Brian Monteith Despite a great deal of speculation to the contrary the UK's Brexit negotiations opened on time and without a great deal of controversy. Critics of both the Government and Brexit looked to find their negative angles to portray them as a failure but as Brexit Secretary David Davis pointed out - it's [...]

29 03, 2017


By | March 29th, 2017|Latest News & Events|

BREXIT NEWS BRIEF 29th March 2017 Today’s headlines: Article 50 to be triggered; MPs walk out on Benn committee captured by Remainers; Dr Lee Rotheram says blueprint for a new EU constitituion proves UK is right to leave; and more BREXIT GOOD NEWS CNN Money: Brexit boost: Qatar will invest another $6 billion in UK [...]

28 03, 2017

Brexit News Brief 28 Mar 2017

By | March 28th, 2017|Latest News & Events|

BREXIT NEWS BRIEF 28th March 2017 Today’s headlines: Staying in the EU would cost a separate Scotland £1bn a year; Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage clashes with Blair spin doctor Alistair Campbell; Siemens committed to London whatever happens with Brexit; and more BREXIT GOOD NEWS Evening Standard: Siemens 'committed to London' whatever the outcome of [...]

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