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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 [...]

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 [...]

25 08, 2021

Boris beware – Brexit voters will not be taken for granted

Brexit-Watch, Trade & Economy|

By Jayne Adye – 4 minute read WITH THE United Kingdom officially leaving the European Union at 11.00pm on December 31st 2020, there has been a widespread trend within Westminster of trying to claim Brexit is ‘Done’. This is hardly surprising when the Prime Minister was elected on a promise to do just that. However, as has [...]

19 08, 2021

Inside China’s Silk Road glove is an iron fist

As We See It, Defence & Security, Education, Health, Trade & Economy|

By Ewen Stewart – 5 minute read WAS PRESIDENT CLINTON right? He thought by enabling China to join the World Trade Organisation in 1999 they would cease their authoritarian ways and become more like us. By us he seemed to imply his version of ‘liberal democracy.’ 20-odd years later that confident prediction looks rather mistaken. At one level Clinton might [...]

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