Posts Tagged ‘EU’

  • 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.

  • The Coming Budget Rework Means Major Cutbacks for the EU

    20.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The Coming Budget Rework Means Major Cutbacks for the EU

    Why do you care? Because the centre of Europe is not holding together when it needs to most. With more elections to come, and past elections causing a steady stream of trouble for the establishment, it’s important to take note that even the EU heartland of

  • 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.

  • The EU Has Made Brexit Negotiations Impossible

    27.10.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The EU Has Made Brexit Negotiations Impossible

    When the negotiations began, the EU declared the principle that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”. This simply doesn’t work. You can’t agree to something without knowing the rest of the deal. Imagine agreeing to pay someone something

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • The Quickly Burning Fuse of the Growing EU Debt Bomb

    06.07.2017 • SwitzerlandComments Off on The Quickly Burning Fuse of the Growing EU Debt Bomb

    The value of Eurozone bonds has exploded since the ECB totaled more than €2 trillion in purchases, but we have not observed any resultant economic recovery. On the contrary, they've only created a mountain of debt to be repaid...

  • It’s Cuffs-On for European Debt Slaves

    07.06.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on It’s Cuffs-On for European Debt Slaves

    Eurobonds allow countries with bad spending habits to benefit from their neighbor's good credit, while corrupting the neighbor's rating. The question is, which side will win out when it comes to eurobondage?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The UK Is Turning into a ‘Mini-EU’

    20.04.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on The UK Is Turning into a ‘Mini-EU’

    We should steal Europe’s smartest, hardest working, and entrepreneurial citizens, not chuck them out. Enforcing bad immigration rules against these people is a terrible idea and does not follow on automatically from leaving the EU.

  • Why You Should Avoid European Bonds

    13.04.2017 • GermanyComments Off on Why You Should Avoid European Bonds

    Countries like Portugal, Italy, and Greece are heavily indebted, with interest rates rising. But buyer beware, the bonds aren't worth the risk. When the Euro collapses, the price of the bonds already on the market will fall immediately. Only the lucky

  • 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