Flying solo

And now the UK has failed to negotiate its way into specific World Trade Organisation terms. Reuters says Britain signalled on Thursday that its attempt to seal terms for its post-Brexit membership of the World Trade Organization by a fast-track procedure had failed, and it must now enter negotiations which are likely to be lengthy…. Read more

Really taking back control

The writer, Anthony Barnett, has a very good video on Brexit: He actually starts with neoliberalism, which, I’m paraphrasing only slightly, he maintains, has depoliticised politics and presented its outcomes as fate whilst allowing government revenues and licences to be captured for private profit. For a start, that’s a really incisive summary of neoliberalism, with… Read more

Here’s where Leadsom is actually right

Saturday’s Guardian says, “Andrea Leadsom outbid them all when she dreamed of a future when there was “absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground”. This was what Molly Scott… Read more

Hostile environment for GB

The hostile immigration environment has consequences – even for the country itself. An Bloomberg article outlines how: Corina Cojocaru, Moldova’s economic counselor to the WTO, and her team were denied entry to the U.K. last year when they wanted to discuss their future relationship with Britain after it leaves the European Union. And Cojocaru has… Read more

Betrayals

There is one aspect of betrayal that is that of our current Prime Minister who, less than two months before the referendum, gave a remarkably sensible speech on EU membership at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. On the basis of its contents she has certainly betrayed the country and probably herself, but not perhaps (yet)… Read more

Police not investigating the misdeeds of Leave because of ‘political sensitivities’?

I think all of those interested in the Rule of Law should look at this ‘Open Democracy’ Article here. If the Metropolitan Police really are not investigating the misdeeds of Leave because of ‘political sensitivities’ we must consider whether or not we are in a country where the Rule of Law prevails or whether in… Read more