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30 10, 2018

A budget that shows Project Fear is a lie

By | October 30th, 2018|As We See It|

by Ewen Stewart DO YOU REMEMBER that David Cameron’s Government claimed a vote to leave the EU would immediately hit GDP by 5% and cost 500,000 jobs? Global Britain was one of only a tiny number of economic observers to argue this was, well, bunkum. We said the economic impact would be minimal in the short [...]

3 09, 2018

The Chequers agreement will deliver a Corbyn government

By | September 3rd, 2018|As We See It|

By Ewen Stewart Global Britain has commissioned polling to determine what the Chequers Agreement will mean for the Tory MPs who will ultimately face the electorate. Across the forty-four most marginal Conservative Party constituencies the message we got back is unequivocal. Chequers will not deliver Brexit, Chequers will deliver Corbyn. There are many economic arguments [...]

7 12, 2017

No, voters have not changed their minds on Brexit

By | December 7th, 2017|As We See It|

by Peter Lyon IT IS NOW almost 18 months since 17.4 million voters (52%) opted to Leave the European Union in the EU Referendum. Since then, politicians and commentators wishing to reverse or dilute this clear result, have tried to create the impression of a significant proportion of Leave voters changing their mind, and have implied [...]

14 11, 2017

Why the EU’s hand is weaker than is being claimed

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

by WHO BENEFITS most from the UK’s membership of the EU? Much has been written about the terrible impact on us of a “cliff-edge”, no-deal exit. But the political implications of it on both the EU institutions and individual member states is almost untouched by contrast. Given that the UK is one of few sizeable net [...]

10 11, 2017

New Brexit Paper puts the real cost of EU at nearly one billion a day

By | November 10th, 2017|As We See It|

Boris was wrong – EU membership costs £980 million per week and we are exposed to a further £1 trillion of other liabilities NEW RESEARCH by city financial expert Bob Lyddon, published by Global Britain [The Brexit Papers #8; The true cost of EU Membership], puts the weekly cost of continued EU membership at £980 million a [...]

30 10, 2017

A German perspective on the Brexit negotiations

By | October 30th, 2017|As We See It|

by Global Britain is pleased to be able to make available a speech given at the House of Lords on 24th October by Dr Markus Krall, invited by kind invitation of Lord Fairfax. It makes for interesting reading and is worthy of wide circulation. A German perspective on the Brexit negotiations   The Brexit Negotiations – [...]

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 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 stock exchange [...]

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 [...]

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