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.
Posts Tagged: Financial Services
As Conservatives, we have a duty to protect and defend people who have historically been left without access to legal credit.
Despite talk of the negotiations getting bogged down, the French president seems to understand that the process is about politics more than legal complexity.
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.
Just as Geldof swearing at fishermen symbolised the referendum divide, negotiations over fish offer an insight into what ‘taking back control’ really means.
“If we were to accept passporting, we’d just be a rule-taker. We’d have to abide by rules that were set elsewhere.”
Patrick Minford: More compliance. Lower productivity. Reduced growth. Why we must free ourselves from EU regulation.
If we do, we could reverse at least some of the six per cent hit to GDP it has caused so far. If we don’t, we could continue to lose productivity growth of 0.2 per cent a year.
Nicky Morgan: Perhaps the Prime Minister should have gone. But she didn’t. The Cabinet must now take a lead.
Ministers need get a grip by acting collectively to agree a Brexit end-state based in reality and on what Parliament will approve eventually – and then stick to it.
Even Whitehall’s fiercest advocates of the need to stay as close as possible to the EU recognise that there are risks in being a rule-taker not a rule-maker.
This government has identified problems and is working on the solutions that will make a real difference to everyone saving for their retirement.
The alarmism of Osborne and others has proved to be baseless – instead, our existing strengths in financial services position us to grow even stronger.
My own analysis proposes ‘equivalence’, and outlines a model UK-EU agreement based on enhancements to the existing EU notion of it.
Mark Hoban: Why the regulatory deal on leaving the EU should be based on mutual recognition – and no material regulatory divergence
Because Britain and the EU both want to maintain high levels of access to each other’s markets, a bespoke deal is needed: there is no off-the-shelf solution.
Abhishek Sachdev: Small and medium-sized businesses are being exploited by banks which abuse their power
Thousands of businesses have suffered material harm as a result of sharp practice against which they have no recourse.