Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

  • The Lunacy Behind the Eurogroup’s New President Pick

    07.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Lunacy Behind the Eurogroup’s New President Pick

    The EU seems hell-bent on vindicating Britain’s departure. Just consider the selection of the new president of the Eurogroup. The list of finance minister candidates put forward to replace Jeroen Dijsselbloem is hilarious.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The More Informed You Are – the More Likely You’re Wrong

    16.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The More Informed You Are – the More Likely You’re Wrong

    It’s impossible to have an informed opinion on any economic or government policy. The figures are consistently proven wrong. Recently, the US and Britain both reported trade surpluses with each other. The latest “revision” says: “Half a trillion

  • 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?

  • Big Ben Goes Silent as the War for Britain Continues

    16.08.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Big Ben Goes Silent as the War for Britain Continues

    Big Ben’s bell is not the only issue facing Britain: Brexit’s border changes are in the news too, and Ireland is worried again...

  • 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?

  • 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

  • EU Negotiators Have Turned to Childish Threats

    24.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on EU Negotiators Have Turned to Childish Threats

    Companies that do not move into the EU can no longer do business there, they tell the newspapers. It’s a straightforward dystopian threat that, once again, exposes the EU for what it is – a protectionist bloc, not a free-trade zone

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brexit Trigger Ushers in an Era of Political Dysfunction

    28.03.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Brexit Trigger Ushers in an Era of Political Dysfunction

    The best news about triggering Brexit is that the government will be too busy to do much else. Up to 15 bills are needed to make Brexit happen. That clogs up parliament. The government won’t be able to pile on the usual load of regulations and laws. It

  • UK Balks at €60 Billion Brexit Fee

    24.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on UK Balks at €60 Billion Brexit Fee

    That’s around six times the UK's average net annual contribution from 2011 to 2015. While that seems like a lot of money, it’s actually not. It's less than Italy’s budget deficit in 2014. It’s a mere 17% of Greece’s government debt. And around 0.13%

  • 3 Reasons Theresa May Should Delay Brexit

    15.03.2017 • The EconomyComments Off on 3 Reasons Theresa May Should Delay Brexit

    The prime minister was roundly criticized by her supporters for not getting a move on. But May has it spot on. The slower the negotiations go, the better the deal will be. Patience is going to be a virtue that serves the UK very well in coming years.

  • Investors Beware: UK to Start Cracking Down On Tax Avoidance

    16.11.2016 • InvestingComments (0)

    Some investors take a moral stand on tax, but even those who don’t should pay attention to how much companies pay. No one wants to be holding shares in a company when the taxman comes knocking.

  • Buy Your Home Now: British Real Estate Hits All Time Low

    16.11.2016 • The EconomyComments (0)

    It all comes back to an underlying cycle, one that governs not just property prices, but even the stock market. Right now it’s indicating property prices in the UK may never be this low again.

  • Denying Britain Free Trade Will Only Hurt Europeans

    15.11.2016 • Politics and WarComments (0)

    In the 19th century, England unilaterally removed trade barriers, leading to a prosperous era of free trade. This could happen again next year… and potentially push the EU into doing the same.

  • As Hackers Rise, Can Banks Protect Your Money?

    08.11.2016 • TechComments (0)

    Tesco Bank has 136,000 current account holders. Over the weekend 40,000 of them saw their accounts compromised due to a cyber-attack. Roughly 20,000 of them had money taken, from £20 to £600.