What might we expect from the German federal election?

What might we expect from the German federal election?

Traffic light, pizza connection, tiger-duck, Jamaica coalition. Anyone unexcited about next Sunday’s German federal election should find intrigue in the memorable colour-combination terms for the country’s potential governing alliances. Those combinations represent...
An Irish perspective on the Brexit Talks so far

An Irish perspective on the Brexit Talks so far

As the summer break approaches, and with the first two rounds of Brexit negotiations completed, some early assessments can be made about the state of play. The general feeling on both sides of the Channel seems to be one of frustration. The EU Chief Negotiator, Michel...
The real questions behind Vice Chancellors’ pay

The real questions behind Vice Chancellors’ pay

This morning, Lord Adonis announced on Twitter that he would be entering the ongoing Vice Chancellors’ (VC) pay debate by making a speech on the topic, tomorrow, in the House of Lords. Over the past few years, annual reports — by both the Times Higher Education...
The mechanics of the DUP deal

The mechanics of the DUP deal

By Dr Graham Gudgin Policy Exchange Chief Economic Adviser, former Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre and Special Advisor to the Northern Ireland First Minister from 1998-2002. The deal signed this week between the Conservative Government and...
Why Gerry Adams is wrong on the Belfast agreement

Why Gerry Adams is wrong on the Belfast agreement

By Dr Austen Morgan When Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams yesterday told that Prime Minister that any agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would be in breach of the Good Friday Agreement, he was wrong. Theresa May’s slowly gestating confidence and supply...
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