The best example of European 'Low Ambition' has arrived in the UK of all places(!) and British citizens should be enraged. After piddling around for over 2 1/2 years, the UK government is now putting out 'feelers' about how the...
Welcome to London, 2020. You're in the former Battersea Power Station where the British International Motor Show is being held this week! Apple Inc's new London HQ is full of Alan Turing-esqe brilliant people glad to be hosting the show...
Well Brexit fans, that was a year, wasn't it? Everything that could've happened, did happen -- except for a 2nd EU referendum which (speaking hypothetically) if the Leave side won, might've put a stop to the complaining of Remainers who...
"Every day we teach others how to treat us" ...is a truism that hides in plain sight wherever there are human beings And the EU has taught the world and UK politicians that the EU27 countries are famous for their...
It's not you Theresa May, it's your draft Withdrawal Agreement that's caused your problems That can't be said enough, for it's the only glaringly wrong thing that Theresa May has done throughout her premiership. Perhaps 'wrong' is too strong a word...
Very Important People said it would never happen. They said it would be impossible for Britain's 1922 Committee to gather enough votes to call for a leadership contest in the Conservative Party. They laughed, they wrote Op/Eds mocking the UK...
If there was one thing that unified the 17.4 million Britons who voted to Leave the European Union, it was to end freedom of movement between the UK and the EU, as the utter failure of the EU's Schengen...
Theresa May's draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (WA) may be better than nothing but it isn't the best possible deal for the UK, for British business, nor for British citizens. But a better deal may still be in the cards...
The first referendum was held in 1975 so UK voters could approve or disapprove of the UK joining the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1973 (a trading union) and Britons approved it in 1975. Although that referendum was held...
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -- Benjamin Franklin Theresa May's EU draft Withdrawal Agreement seems to meet 3-out-of-the-4 metrics of the leave campaign, but importantly, it doesn't...
VIDEO: Theresa May speaks to the CBI on November 19, 2018 https://youtu.be/dxNDBrPaudQ Copyright: Confederation of British Industry and BBC Transcript of Theresa May's speech to the Confederation of British Industry, November 19, 2018 INTRODUCTION: "Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to...
Last week Theresa May returned from the continent with a 585-page Brexit proposal in hand that she says is worth signing so that Brexit negotiations can move forward to the 'Future Relationship' phase where the UK and the EU...
Think about it for a second. The thing we call Brexit is being held-up by a tiny item called tariffs. It's ridiculous. (OK, there are some other things too, but for today let's talk tariffs, specifically, Zero Tariff trade...
So, welcome fellow travellers... to the EU's very own 'Hotel California' where, apparently, 'you can check-in any time you like, but you can never leave'. But of course we know that the UK can leave the European Union -- that...
Until now I've been a strong Theresa May supporter. After all, she jumped at the chance to become 'The Brexit Prime Minister' and she respected the will of the British electorate by acting appropriately on the result of the...
In the Brexit home stretch it looks like nobody is happy, which is a situation that negotiators and their backers often encounter and no one should extrapolate any great conclusions from the recent commentary or resignations of leading actors...
The days of a foreign power deciding how many people can live in the UK are rapidly closing. On any date past March 29, 2019 the UK government could decide to radically alter the future of Great Britain. And...
"Name five benefits of a Hard Brexit" someone asked recently, which conveniently forms the basis of a useful discussion. So then, let's have it: The UK instantly saves £39 billion pounds. The UK will no longer need to pay...
As the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019 approaches the main sticking point to an orderly Brexit now appears to be the lack of agreement between the UK and the EU on whether or not there will be...
One point that never seems to get enough attention in the UK and other Western democracies is that there are always more job-seekers than jobs available. It doesn't matter which country, which decade, which party is in power; The fact...
Theresa May naively assumed that if she could just come up with the 'right' Brexit deal the EU would sign it and life would be good for citizens on both sides of the English Channel forever, and ever, and...
EU leaders had been heard praising Theresa May's Chequers plan in recent days and no doubt, she was in fine spirits as she flew to meet EU leaders in Salzburg Austria... only to find that her well-intentioned plan was...
"KPMG predicts economic growth of 1.4 per cent next year, but cuts this to 0.6 per cent if Britain leaves the EU without a deal." -- The Times While some firms predict slower than normal growth for the UK economy...
Fishing boats from France and the UK clash in international waters off the French coast While my head is with the British fishermen attacked yesterday for legally scraping for scallops in international waters, my heart is with the French fishermen...
For all the talk about negotiating a reasonable Brexit deal with the EU, not much negotiating has happened almost 2 1/2 years on from the EU referendum in which a majority of UK voters informed the government to make...
Assuming European politicians can't get their act together enough to craft a reasonable Brexit deal that works for both sides by March 29, 2019 Europe will be faced with a WTO Brexit which is known colloquially as a 'Hard...
Only 237 days to go until the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019, and only microscopic progress has been made on crafting a 'Win-Win' divorce deal. Such is the state of affairs that exists (1) within the UK, (2)...
By now, we all know Theresa May, Britain's Prime Minister since July of 2016. 'Articulate deal-seeker who vocalizes well-written speeches on behalf of the UK and a Prime Minister offering the sweetest divorce deal in history.' And yet in Austria on...
In the land of Brexit some has been lost while much has been gained in this, the summer of concession. Thus far, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has passed the EU Withdrawal Bill, held a firm but fair meeting at...
"The Brexit Committee has warned that even under the most optimistic scenario, there may not be enough time to complete all necessary work before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. The Brexit Committee report also calls for...
Airbus Execs Say Company May Leave the UK in a 'Hard Brexit' Scenario The most obvious thing in the world has finally occurred and the only surprise is that it took so long! Yesterday, Airbus said it would “reconsider its footprint...
Exploring space is fun, isn't it? From the Sputnik launch in 1957, to the Apollo mission putting man on the Moon in 1969, to the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 that are now the farthest human-made objects to travel...
Few things are as useful to countries as membership in a progressive organization with business links around the world. For the 53 Commonwealth of Nations members meeting in London this week it's a chance to discuss ideas, policies, united positions...
Unlike the south of Ireland which broke away from Great Britain in a gradual process that began in 1921 and completed in 1949, the 6 northern counties of Ireland remained loyal to the United Kingdom over the past 477...
Time is running down on the Brexit clock (399 days and counting!) and the default path seems the only way that will allow a smooth and orderly Brexit in a timeframe that could be construed as reasonable to British...
A new report by a prestigious polling firm says that a so-called 'No-Deal' WTO-style Brexit could cost one EU country €5.5 billion over the next two years, as opposed to a Brexit with a trade agreement where losses for...
While UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues to take the path of least resistance towards Brexit (all the while courting and fawning over EU politicians) Conservative backbenchers are said to be considering their chances of staging a coup against...
As European Union negotiators can't see any reason to support Brexit, they will continue to keep the European Union's best interests in mind -- which is to say, they will try to stop, slow, obfuscate, or otherwise derail the...
The People of the United Kingdom voted in the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum to decide whether to continue their country's EU membership -- a vote won by the 'Leave' campaign with a 52-48 per cent margin of victory. This...
As far as years go, UK Prime Minister Theresa May must be glad to see the end of 2017 as are many others in Britain and around the world. In matters Brexit, it was a year of low-level chaos...