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28 02, 2017

The staggering cost of EU migration and how it threatens our pensions

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

by Bob Lyddon EU ECONOMIC MIGRATION represents a £30 billion per annum cost to the UK. Since there are estimated to be 2 million EU migrant workers in the UK and 1 million non-working dependents, and average UK public spending per head is £10,500, so the consumption of UK public services by the 3 million citizens [...]

28 02, 2017

Is it time to consider an EU escape plan for Ireland?

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

by Cormac Lucey IN THE WAKE of the Good Friday/Belfast agreement, routine border checks between Newry and Dundalk disappeared. That disappearance rested on two foundation stones: peace in Northern Ireland, and the fact that the north and the Republic were both members of the EU single market and customs union. That second foundation stone is [...]

21 02, 2017

Beached whales? Lord Forsyth slays the naysayers

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

report by 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 provide the [...]

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  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 to [...]

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 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 that the [...]

18 01, 2017


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

by 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, the Customs [...]

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 [...]

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