Many years ago now, or so it seems, at the height of the Cold War my commanding officer had the foresight to enrol some of his junior officers on a Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst post graduate Soviet Studies course...
I tried to explain the role of money in an earlier article, I now make an effort to explain what the ECB is up to. Of course that is no different to what any other central bank is up...
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...
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...
For the conviction Free Trader, the international classical liberal TTIP is  very natural progression in a global society especially between two great trading blocks theUSA and the EU. It begs the expectation of such supporters of 19th century advocates...
What is a ‘common currency’? It is frustrating to hear Eurosceptics argue that the common currency is the source of Europe’s woes, there are indeed many causes but the euro is not one of them. I have already written a...
It might be fruitful to examine the phenomenon of European citizenship given the commission’s posturing on the thorny subject of an EU army. Leaving a purely mercenary aspect aside, Goorkas, Swiss Guard and privately raised fighting forces, most armies...
I remember only too well when I was a budding City slicker, bright eyed and bushy tailed, a mop of blond hair, keen to please,looking forward expectantly to a long holiday weekend of a late Friday afternoon, sun streaming...
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The Swinton Circle

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,...
Many years ago I sat through the most fascinating lectures on Soviet studies delivered by RMA Sandhurst professor Chris Donnelly. In those far off days as a subaltern, I used to peer through the wire on the inner German border...

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