Posts Tagged ‘EU’

  • You Won’t Recognize Brexit by the Time EU Negotiations Stop

    21.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on You Won’t Recognize Brexit by the Time EU Negotiations Stop

    In a twist I did not see coming, cooperation on intelligence and policing entered the Brexit debate. Supposedly there’s a chance the likes of Europol and European intelligence agencies won’t work as closely with the UK under Brexit. This shows that EU

  • Stocks Tumble Today, Property Tomorrow

    16.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Stocks Tumble Today, Property Tomorrow

    For most retirees, their home is their most important financial asset. And they probably went through hell to acquire it. Reading about interest rates above 15%, house price crashes and questionable bank practices are enough to put me off buying a home.

  • Italy’s Coming Elections Could Mean the End of the Euro

    16.02.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Italy’s Coming Elections Could Mean the End of the Euro

    Italy’s financial situation is in tatters. The banking system has a bad debt problem the size of the Greek sovereign debt crisis of 2012. And the Italian debt-to-GDP is at the levels that got Greece into trouble. But with a total debt that’s ten times the

  • Cameron: Oops, I Guess Brexit Isn’t That Bad

    26.01.2018 • United KingdomComments Off on Cameron: Oops, I Guess Brexit Isn’t That Bad

    Lakshmi Mittal, whose surname means “metal” in German, owns a huge stake in the world’s largest steel-making company and is based in Britain. Cameron privately told him that Brexit has “turned out less badly than we first thought.” But his comments

  • Accusations Fly in the Brexit Negotiations

    13.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Accusations Fly in the Brexit Negotiations

    The accusation made by all sides is that Davis is backtracking on the deal covering the Irish border and the divorce bill. The EU, the media, and politicians in Ireland are in uproar. The tweets, statements, comments, blogs, columns and articles were fired in

  • Why It Feels like the Brexit Vote Never Happened

    11.12.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on Why It Feels like the Brexit Vote Never Happened

    Just like in a divorce, the negotiation process is an extreme reminder for why you want to get divorced in the first place. The UK’s regular fiscal contribution got turned into a lump sum and it has to agree to the EU’s negotiating procedure.

  • 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.

  • England Prepares Its £40 Billion Divorce Settlement

    30.11.2017 • United KingdomComments Off on England Prepares Its £40 Billion Divorce Settlement

    Just 11% of Britons polled think the floating £40 billion bill for leaving the EU is acceptable. That’s an impressive level of unity against the prime minister’s position...

  • 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