Here in America, those I meet are surprised by Britain’s reluctance to let go of the apron strings that seem to tie us to the EU.
Posts Tagged: City of London
I still remember the first time when I bit into a Chips Ahoy cookie. Oh heavens, there was nothing like it – this must be what freedom tastes like.
Iain Dale: Why is May making her case to 35 million people won’t vote on her deal? And not to the 650 or so who will?
Plus: Keep the Brexit TV debate simple. Giving Allin-Khan and Duncan a piece of my mind. And: Carney – we’ve heard it all before.
Nick Hargrave: If we join the EEA, others might follow – thus creating a Europe-wide, non-federalist alternative to the EU
As a bloc with heightened economic weight, with the UK as a key influence, it would have greater flexibility to negotiate over issues such as immigration and budgetary contributions.
Perhaps the Prime Minister will secure Parliament’s approval. But if she does not, the Conservative Party must choose a direction quickly.
George Freeman: There was much to cheer in the Budget. But now we need an inspiring programme for growth.
At the moment, we are treading water and appear to be relying on popular support for Brexit, and the threat of Corbyn, to keep us in office.
We should not be tied to rules that often apply extreme versions of the precautionary principle that throttle new developments.
Lesley Rankin: Conservatives cannot afford to ignore the call, by Welby and others, for fundamental economic reform
It is little wonder that young people are turning away from the Right when they find it so difficult to make their way in the world.
The tap, tap, tap of wafer-thin government majorities, unravelling agreements, and shifting poll numbers will make their way into its calculations.
Nick Campsie: When a dam bursts, blame the engineer – not the water. So it should be with government and capitalism.
What is wrong with our version of the systen is not that capitalists are ignoring the rules, it’s that the rules they are following are misspecified.
Making London a truly global financial centre again, with all that would imply for Britain’s place in the world, could quickly become more attractive than the apathy of decline, however proudly sovereign.
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
Those who run Russia believe themselves to be in a ‘political war’ with the West. We need to treat the Kremlin as a threat rather than an irritant.
The Government should back the fastest growing sector of the economy, demand transparency and send clear policy signals.
Andrea Leadsom: It’s a year today until Brexit. Let’s continue to proclaim that it will be good for Britain.
The evidence points to a thriving City, and so I will continue to talk up our financial sector as the best game in town.