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19 11, 2021

Eventually soaring Icarus was brought back to earth – with a thud

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Ewen Stewart – 6 minute read IT USED TO BE that governments understood that economic prosperity was hard won and a result of nurturing the private sector, encouraging enterprise and spending and taxing prudently.  They understood that some deficit financing (spending a bit more than the tax receipts raised) might be appropriate occasionally but broadly [...]

19 11, 2021

The threat to British farming is not other farmers

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Catherine McBride – 7 minute read AS I READ yet another attempt to demonise New Zealand farmers over the tiny meat quota given to them in the recent Free Trade Agreement – equal to roughly 1% of UK total beef consumption – I wonder if the NFU was watching what was happening in Glasgow? The real [...]

15 10, 2021

Let’s use our new powers to reform taxes like VAT

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Jayne Adye – 5 minute read WHILE OUR POLITICIANS have spent the last few weeks partying, dancing and soaking up free beer and wine at their respective Party Conferences, men and women on the streets of this country have had their taxes raised – along with more to come, it seems – and have seen [...]

5 10, 2021

How the fate of Malaysian palm oil tells us we were right to leave the EU

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Alex Story – 6 minute read A FEW DAYS AGO the Office of Communication (Ofcom) reminded us how far things have gone. Over time, the Office, a bureaucratic organism, has given itself the mandate to police language. No one ever voted for that.   Be that as it may, helpfully, on its webpage, the mandarins tell [...]

5 10, 2021

The UK needs to be globally competitive – not EU compliant

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Jayne Adye – 3 minute read WITH THE RECENT reshuffle, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has finally demonstrated a willingness to look beyond Covid-19 and actually consider how he will shape the future of the UK’s economy and society in the years to come. Key to this has been the ambition to embrace the so-called levelling [...]

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