Customs Union: A soft option with a dead end

Customs Union: A soft option with a dead end

Phillip Hammond is said to be the Cabinet’s pre-eminent exponent of a “soft Brexit” – by remaining in the Customs Union. On the Andrew Marr show yesterday he surprised some by stating that the UK should leave the Single Market and the Customs Union; but he hinted that...
Euro-zone cyclical recovery masks structural flaws

Euro-zone cyclical recovery masks structural flaws

The European Central Bank (ECB) last Thursday announced that it would continue its asset purchase programme, buying €60bn a month of bonds to support the Eurozone economy. Most analysts expect the rate of purchases to slow and ultimately end some time next year. The...
Why it’s all about the policy

Why it’s all about the policy

The biggest shock to capitalism since the Great Depression in the 1930s was the Great Recession that followed the credit crunch and banking crisis that started in 2007. The important questions are: whether the crisis could have been expected; the extent to which...
Wealth in the UK

Wealth in the UK

Policies proposed in the parties’ manifestos, and arising from the overall election debate, have directed attention towards the issue of wealth. Questions explored include those focused on how much wealth people with assets should be obliged to use to pay for the...
What would WTO mean?

What would WTO mean?

Read Article This article appeared on ConservativeHome No Deal: The UK and EU Trading on WTO Terms Were the UK and EU unable to agree to a high-quality bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), it would be bizarre  – and could only be attributable to bloody-mindedness by...
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