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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 [...]

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 [...]

24 07, 2017

Health scare? The EU should be careful what it threatens

By | July 24th, 2017|As We See It|

by Ewen Stewart IT LOOKS increasingly likely that the warning from former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was correct. Speaking of how his country was treated by the EU during its bail-out negotiations, he warned the UK to expect every dirty trick in the book to subvert a fair deal. The early omens are not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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