I was a fly on the wall when the BBC retained ICM and felt I should share my eavesdroppings with you. It went something like this. Dumbledey, 'The Director General feels that in view of the sensitive nature of election...
The pending May election is beginning to take on an Alice in Wonderland quality. It is generally undisputed that in the western democracies the electorate go to the polls to judge the current or indeed future administrations on the...
It is always a pleasure to come and speak to the Swinton Circle, although not the easiest of tasks, like the Cambridge University Conservative Association or Mises Institute the audiences are some of the most informed in the world,...
In 2017 the United Kingdom will face its first serious constitutional dilemma since the Glorious Revolution of 1688. A bloodless coup removing the Stuarts and once and for all installing the constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy we enjoy today....
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TTIP’s

For the conviction Free Trader, the international classical liberal TTIP is a very natural progression in a global society especially between two great trading blocks the USA and the EU. It begs the expectation of such supporters of 19th...
Greece has been adopted as a cause célèbre by euro sceptics who have portrayed the debt situation as an example of EU and ECB bullying, an assault on democracy and the Greek people. This is quite natural, politics is...
An interesting failure of representative politics took place in September, long debated in the country a private members bill came to fruition, a very modest step towards assisted suicide for those in terminal and painful decline medically with no...

Death of TTIP

Last year I outlined my unease at the prospect of a TTIP agreement, simplistically a trade bloc deal between America and the EU. The concept was unpopular with many but, as I wrote at the time, probably not for...
In the past hundred years, the annual service at the cenotaph has shown our sad leaders and politicians of every hue stand with heads bowed in prayer to honour our war dead. Those politicians more often than not wore...
They Voted Leave The BREXIT referendum is over, more emotion than information sadly and much nonsense talked about economics, so a few pointers to hopefully throw some light where none has been hitherto. Let us look at some numbers but...

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