Post Brexit possibilty?

For people like the Labour supporting businessman John Mills, Brexit was mostly about getting the value of the pound down in order to increase exports. ‘This is Money’ reports that His Brexit beliefs stem from his economic outlook. For Mills, Britain has thrown away its industrial manufacturing past and needs to rebuild its status as… Read more

Where’s the rest?

I spotted this lovely Twitter post from David Lammy MP in reply to Prime Minister Johnson: You promised the NHS £350 million extra per week. £1.8 billion will only cover about 5 weeks. Where’s the rest? Where indeed? More especially as spending commitments seem to have been coming thick and fast……. Read more

Freeports are Brexitwash

Lizz Truss, in her inordinate wisdom, has announced some freeports which are going to be so marvellous in boosting our Brexit success. They are, as Barry Gardiner has already suggested, just a way of moving around employment. But did we know that the EU already permits them? There is a list here of all the… Read more

Is No Deal is vastly Under Priced and will the Johnson Government Ditch the Backstop?

Introduction The Johnson premiership has begun. The tortuously negotiated Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is hated by the new government. There are contradictory signals, and it is unsure what changes could be made to make the WA acceptable to HMG. We seem to have moved from a time limit on the Backstop to no Backstop. Even if… Read more