Posts Tagged ‘Brexit’

  • Brits Offer Another €20 billion to the EU

    21.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brits Offer Another €20 billion to the EU

    This is the diplomatic opportunity of the century for Britain. Utter humiliation of Europe beckons. Imagine if Theresa May interrupted EastEnders with a national announcement and framed the payout like this.

  • How the British Government Is Ruining Brexit

    13.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How the British Government Is Ruining Brexit

    There are two ways to muck up Brexit. The first is to fail to leave the EU at all, or to allow Britain to distance itself from the EU on key issues. The second way is to go about ruining Britain once we’re back in control. Anyway, the government is hard at

  • Exposing the Mainstream Lies About Brexit

    10.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Exposing the Mainstream Lies About Brexit

    Supposedly, measly Britain is now stuck in a terrible place. It has to choose between the EU’s trade regime or the US’s. The media calls it “squeezed”. Once again, let’s look at the historical and comparative evidence to why that's completely false.

  • If Brexit is a Success, Other Countries Will Follow

    24.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on If Brexit is a Success, Other Countries Will Follow

    Nick Hubble – Capital and Conflict (United Kingdom) – If you haven’t got your name down for Sam Volkering’s free cryptocurrency webinar tonight at 6pm, you need to do it now. If you want to know how people are more than tripling their money on

  • It’s the Law That’s Stupid, Not Free Trade

    19.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on It’s the Law That’s Stupid, Not Free Trade

    Nick Hubble – Capital and Conflict (United Kingdom) – Imagine playing the TV show Deal or No Deal with your entire family. Not in the stands, giving you “advice”, but there on stage with you. You all have to make the choices together. For most

  • A Surprising Spike in the Euro, Despite Catalan Independence Bid

    11.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on A Surprising Spike in the Euro, Despite Catalan Independence Bid

    Yes, Catalonia’s wealth is an important part of Spain. And the departure could trigger a financial crisis in Spain. But it’s not like the central bankers can’t paper over such problems. And they’re a small price to pay for respecting basic democratic

  • Catalan Independence Could Cause the Euro to Nose-Dive

    03.10.2017 • FranceComments Off on Catalan Independence Could Cause the Euro to Nose-Dive

    The Catalans voted when they did not have the right according to the Spanish state. They have "badly voted" and would like to declare themselves independent this week, but Spain cannot afford that.

  • The Burka-Ban Is Only One of the EU’s Major Problems This Week

    03.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Burka-Ban Is Only One of the EU’s Major Problems This Week

    With all the drama over Brexit, we’ve lost sight of just how dysfunctional Europe is. But with the riots in Barcelona, the Burka-Ban in Austria, and new drama with the French President - the weekend fixed that nicely.

  • Catalan Independence Movement is Making Brexit Look Boring

    27.09.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Catalan Independence Movement is Making Brexit Look Boring

    One thing that makes the Catalan vote so interesting is that it has already defined what the state of Catalonia would look like. Part of the referendum is about the proposed set of policies and the pre-prepared constitution, not just independence.

  • These EU Countries Will Soon Follow Britain’s Footsteps

    13.09.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on These EU Countries Will Soon Follow Britain’s Footsteps

    The cracks in the EU are getting deeper all the time. This results in good and bad changes. With the UK gone, it will increasingly be bad changes. Negotiating with an EU that has its back to the wall will be hard.

  • Brexit Reaches Parliament Today

    07.09.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brexit Reaches Parliament Today

    The first pieces of Brexit’s legislation are about to hit the agenda. The spectacle promises to be entertaining, but the signs suggest Brexit is dying, not thriving.

  • The Exodus from Britain that Never Happened

    29.08.2017 • SwitzerlandComments Off on The Exodus from Britain that Never Happened

    In 2015, 300,000 wealthy French citizens lived in London, allowing them to significantly reduce their tax liability. After Brexit, many people expected them to return... but after a year, very few have. Why?

  • How Brexit Could Cause Catastrophe

    28.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How Brexit Could Cause Catastrophe

    If the EU never has another crisis, the UK’s reputation as a “safe haven” financial centre will slowly crumble like an old castle. Britain will become a dilapidated economic “has been”.

  • Is €35.97 Billion Enough to Scare Brits Away from Brexit?

    07.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Is €35.97 Billion Enough to Scare Brits Away from Brexit?

    Pick up the news and you’ll read about how awful Brexit could be or how awful the EU is, but never are the two compared. The correct question to ask...is which of them is worse?

  • Brits Still Haven’t Figured Out What They Want from Brexit

    02.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brits Still Haven’t Figured Out What They Want from Brexit

    What the Brexit referendum achieved is a forced rethink about Britain's national policies...but did it do anything to determine what those policies will actually be?

  • Smuggling Could Be More Profitable Than You Think

    27.07.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Smuggling Could Be More Profitable Than You Think

    Smuggling is probably the most honourable profession around. Risking jail time for your customers is quite a service! In the wake of Brexit, I've decided to become a smuggler myself.

  • How Will the EU Deal With Brexit?

    25.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How Will the EU Deal With Brexit?

    The Union’s supposed aims of cooperation and openness will now be tested. What’s more important: the EU’s integrity or its values? Will the EU allow Britain to leave in a way that continues cooperation and openness, or will it punish us and turn its

  • How Will Macron Approach Brexit?

    10.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on How Will Macron Approach Brexit?

    One of Macron's biggest motivations is to compete for influence with rival German chancellor Angela Merkel, who has recently taken a tough stance on Brexit. And so the easiest way for Macron to gain an early victory over Germany is to favor conciliation and

  • May Aims to Split U.K. Negotiating Team

    09.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on May Aims to Split U.K. Negotiating Team

    By exposing the ardent anti-Brexit camp as overzealous, she creates the opportunity for Merkel and Macron to appear the reasonable ones by becoming conciliatory towards Britain. Divide and conquer is an ironic strategy to take against the European Union. But

  • Brexit Attracts Surge of Foreign Direct Investment

    05.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brexit Attracts Surge of Foreign Direct Investment

    We haven’t hit the heights seen before the financial crisis of 2008, but those were the days of the bubble. These days we’re leaving the EU, which is supposed to be a disaster. But the UK accounted for the bulk of the FDI increase for the EU, and we’re

  • Hard Brexit or No Brexit: May Proves a Savvy Negotiator

    03.05.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Hard Brexit or No Brexit: May Proves a Savvy Negotiator

    You have to hand it to May. Given the EU’s opening salvo of words, saying that a hard Brexit is better than no Brexit looks like a damn smart move. The possibility has to be on the table up front or threatening it will look like a concession later.

  • Prediction Is a Mug’s Game

    21.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Prediction Is a Mug’s Game

    John Maynard Keynes once said, the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. So even if you’re right about everything that comes to pass, timing can be your undoing.

  • It Is Profoundly Hard to Think for Yourself

    19.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on It Is Profoundly Hard to Think for Yourself

    You have to be mindful of your own cognitive biases... keep a clear head, which generally means not reading any of the garbage that passes for news. Incidentally, did you know there’s a rubbish tip just on the other side of the Financial Times building

  • The June Election is a Red Herring – Here’s Why

    19.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The June Election is a Red Herring – Here’s Why

    Theresa May is positioning herself for a compromise with the EU. And when it comes to politics, compromise means a load of political obfuscation and complication. We could end up with some weird hybrid partnership worse than being inside the EU.