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15 10, 2021

Let’s use our new powers 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|

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 us that “the findings of the [...]

5 10, 2021

The UK needs to be globally competitive – not EU compliant

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

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 up agenda and examine how the [...]

3 09, 2021

Whitehall officials must stop taking their lead from Brussels

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Jayne Adye – 4 minute read WITH THE United Kingdom now outside the European Union, we have heard so much from many in government about the ability to divert away from the EU’s invasive rules and regulations and embrace the full opportunities of Brexit. Time and time again, however, when it comes to making [...]

1 09, 2021

World domination by China need not be inevitable

As We See It, Culture, Defence & Security, Trade & Economy|

By Ewen Stewart – 5 minute read MUCH has been written about the symbolism of the fall of Kabul. The perception seems to be growing that a mediaeval army has overcome American power (and by association that of the West generally) and shown it has no clothes. China and others will thus conclude the age of [...]

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