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3 02, 2017

Brexit White paper provides encouraging clarity

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

by Ian Milne THIS SEVENTY-SEVEN PAGE document (link below) is detailed, solid and “meaty”.  It gives clarity.  It relegates to the “dustbin of history” the attempts by the Supreme Court litigants and by Remainers in Parliament, the BBC and elsewhere to negate the verdict of the 23rd June referendum. The White Paper states unequivocally that the UK [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 01, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon’s bluff has been called

By | January 19th, 2017|As We See It|

by Brian Monteith THE PRIME MINISTER has called Nicola Sturgeon's bluff. The First Minister has been told in front of millions who watched and and the millions more who read about it after that the UK will be leaving the EU's Single Market and to all intents and purposes its Customs Union too. Sturgeon had said [...]

18 01, 2017

YES! BREXIT DOES MEAN BREXIT!

By | January 18th, 2017|As We See It|

by Ewen Stewart The fog is slowly lifting. The Prime Minister has finally put some flesh on ‘BREXIT means BREXIT’ and outlined the Governments key objectives over the BREXIT negotiations. While the devil continues to lie in the detail it is clear a ‘clean’ BREXIT is the aim with the UK formally leaving the EU, [...]

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 [...]

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