Posts Tagged ‘Brexit’

  • 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.

  • Theresa May Calls For Surprise Election

    18.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Theresa May Calls For Surprise Election

    The prime minister has decided to capitalise on her party’s 18% lead in the opinion polls and call for a general election on 8 June. If the Conservatives take a greater majority, it might jeopardize the future of Brexit.

  • Why the EU’s $60 Billion Brexit Bill Will Backfire

    06.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why the EU’s $60 Billion Brexit Bill Will Backfire

    To get to €60 billion, the EU's negotiators are going to have to highlight just how ridiculous the EU is. An itemized bill will expose the absurdity of the EU budget. Voters in other countries will be amazed that the UK was stupid enough to pay for all

  • What the Media Gets Wrong About Brexit and Trade

    04.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on What the Media Gets Wrong About Brexit and Trade

    It’s a false dichotomy to choose between “trade and the EU” versus “no trade and Brexit.” Britain is leaving. Free trade is in the interest of both Britain and the EU. Britain is pro-trade. What will the EU be? The media’s framing of the issue is

  • Brexit Negotiators Warn That IT Problems Could Derail Trade

    03.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brexit Negotiators Warn That IT Problems Could Derail Trade

    If Britain leaves the EU, the new computer system used by customs to track and process customs declarations might not be able to handle all the volume. According to EU customs officials, Brexit is toast. Yes, that's right: if the government’s IT system

  • UK Brings European Security to the Bargaining Table

    03.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on UK Brings European Security to the Bargaining Table

    By Selva Freigedo – Port Phillip Insider Extra (Australia) – Brexit begins. Last Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. She ended the 44-year marriage through a six-page hand-delivered letter — who

  • Much Ado About Brexit

    31.03.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Much Ado About Brexit

    By Charlie Morris – The Fleet Street Letter (Great Britain) – So far, the uncertainty surrounding Brexit hasn’t even registered on the charts. You could look back in ten years’ time and study the FTSE. The Brexit vote will be etched in

  • What Brexit Means For You

    31.03.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on What Brexit Means For You

    By Dan Denning – Southbank Investment Daily (Great Britain) – Hah! And you didn’t think Brexit was a tradable event! After today, we’re all going to have to stop thinking of Brexit as a discrete political event that happened in June of 2016…

  • Still Time To Make That Brexit Trade

    30.03.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Still Time To Make That Brexit Trade

    If you think about it, nothing has really been decided yet. The negotiations haven’t started. The outcome of Brexit is all to play for. There are two more years of volatility to come. It’s time to get in now to start profiting.

  • Brexit Won’t Save Us From the Banks

    29.03.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brexit Won’t Save Us From the Banks

    Banking is fraud. When you deposit money at the bank, the bank lends it out. It is now in two places at once – your account and the account of the person who borrowed it. Both of you can spend it at the same time. Until you both try to. Today we'll take a