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13 03, 2017

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

By | March 13th, 2017|As We See It|

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 relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom. Before we consider if there has been a material change or not, [...]

13 03, 2017

The Scotsman: Ireland Needs to consider its future in the EU

By | March 13th, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Scotsman, Monday 13th March 2017 While Scotland’s political focus is likely to concentrate this week on the triggering of Article 50 by the UK government and the Pavlovian response about another independence referendum from Nicola Sturgeon, the rest of the world will not stand still. In other parts of Europe some hard thinking will [...]

21 02, 2017

The Scotsman: Blair should keep his counsel to himself

By | February 21st, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Scotsman, Monday 20th February 2017 Just as Charles de Gaulle’s large nose and ears were of no consequence to him being the last great Frenchman, so Tony Blair’s perma tan does not impinge on his ability to fashion a reasoned argument. The former prime minister’s lectures, after dinner speeches and consultancies with corporate [...]

21 02, 2017

Beached whales? Lord Forsyth slays the naysayers

By | February 21st, 2017|As We See It|

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 many of us have been thinking or saying these last few weeks. Global Britain is pleased to be able to [...]

16 02, 2017

Brexit News Brief 16 Feb 2017

By | February 16th, 2017|Latest News & Events|

BREXIT NEWS BRIEF 16th February 2017 Today’s headlines: Wage growth beats inflation; unemployment falls; EU Border Agency admits that its actions are helping people-smugglers and increasing drownings; plot to sell Britain's fishermen down the river exposed. BREXIT GOOD NEWS BBC: UK wage growth outpaces inflation Bloomberg: UK Unemployment Falls as Jobs Market Nears 'Full Capacity' Glasgow Evening Times: Ambitious [...]

2 02, 2017

Reassurance from “inspirational” Gerard Lyons at private lunch

By | February 2nd, 2017|Latest News & Events|

Following on from the luncheon with Steve Baker MP in January, Global Britain held the second of its 2017 programme of private lunches on Wednesday 1st February with economist Dr Gerard Lyons addressing a full house at 55 Tufton Street, Westminster. Dr Lyons, who was an inspirational voice of sanity during the Brexit debate and [...]

2 02, 2017

On our long march small steps are better than no steps

By | February 2nd, 2017|As We See It|

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. It is a small step but an important one; there will now be the Committee Stage where opponents will try [...]

31 01, 2017

The Scotsman: Are the wheels about to come off the SNP bandwagon

By | January 31st, 2017|Media Coverage|

by Brian Monteith, The Scotsman, Monday 30th January 2017 This is a big week for the SNP administration that deigns to call itself a “Scottish Government”, for by the weekend we shall know if it is worthy of the name. The Scottish First Minister has a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street which, if not handled delicately [...]

25 01, 2017

City AM: are we at Peak SNP?

By | January 25th, 2017|Media Coverage|

City AM, Wednesday 25th January 2017 With the Supreme Court ruling there is no need to consult Scotland on Article 50, are we at Peak SNP? Brian Monteith, a director at Global Britain, says Yes. Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision is the latest of many setbacks since Peak SNP was reached in 2015’s General Election. It has been [...]

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