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...
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...
So many people are caught up in the present Brexit moment they forget there will be life after the official Brexit date of March 29, 2019. With that in mind, policymakers must begin to focus on the problems that will...
"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...
Five key aspects on making a great first impression, by Medy Navani, Founder and CEO of Design Haus Medy Whether meeting a potential client or attending an interview, there are many situations in which we find ourselves face to face...
President Trump and President Putin meet in Helsinki, Finland to chart a better future Q: What could be worse than another Cold War between the United States and Russia? A: Nothing. There isn't anything that could be worse than another Cold...
Over the past 24-hours two senior officials in Theresa May's government have resigned due to differences in what kind of Brexit each seeks. And frankly, it'll be a blessing. Far less paint will be peeled off the walls each week...
Certain pro-EU commentators paint a picture of either a catastrophic Brexit crash-out (Hard Brexit) or a 'non-Brexit' where the UK would retain few of the rights gained by a full Brexit but would still be chained to the responsibilities...
Q: Why does the UK need a tax on job-stealing robots? A: To pay Universal Credit to millions of soon-to-be-replaced workers. And why do we need Universal Credit in one of the richest countries on the planet? Because unemployment skyrocketed due to...
"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...
Allow me to make a prediction. Five years from now, the United States will have left NATO, NORAD, NAFTA, the UN, the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, and every other multilateral organization and trade agreement on the planet. And there's...
As we launch into the 2018 summer season of punishing tariffs and counter-tariffs and with the present bad feelings between the global powerhouses, perhaps a second look at what we are *actually* trying to accomplish is in order --...
Q: Are the concerns of a superpower relevant to the other G7 members? A: Not really. Maybe it's time for a superpower group of the US, China, the EU, Russia, and The Commonwealth of Nations to form up, instead of...
Can the G7 Solve the Problem of Too Much Plastic in Our Oceans? In the time it takes for G7 leaders to meet at the picturesque Charlevoix, Quebec location for their annual summit which lasts 28 hours, some 22,000 tonnes...
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...
It can't be emphasized enough that the United Kingdom is an island nation and that without a respectable sea power component, the country would have missed becoming one of the greatest powers in history. All that success was accumulated...
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...
The International Order is Broken We know this because the world's politicians are using military means to solve what are essentially political problems they don't know how to solve. As the Syrian crisis rolls into its 8th year no clear winner...
Why Norway? Of all the countries in the world that could get this right Norway is surely number one. In many areas of human endeavor, the tiny country of Norway (population 5.2 million) excels beyond all expectations -- being one of...
As the debate heats up over President Trump's 25 per cent steel tariffs and 10 per cent aluminum tariffs (some countries are exempted by Presidential Order) it's interesting to look at other scenarios that might play out better for...
President Xi Jinping of China was awarded a second term in office by the Communist Central Committee of China just days ago (and doubly rewarded because term limits no longer apply to Mr. Jinping) has received communication from the...
Western leaders should be pleased that Russia's President Vladimir Putin has been returned to power in Russia's March 18 presidential race capturing 77% of the vote in what appeared to be an easy win for the four-time Russian president. From...
In this op-ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli explores the Hebrew Bible to scrutinize Israel’s claims to land rights of Palestine and Jerusalem. He presents historical and biblical evidence that clear the myth about the ancestry of “Children of Israel” (the Israelites)...
There seems to be only one man in all of America who thinks the NAFTA agreement between the three North American economies is a bad deal for the United States. Which would be a very ordinary thing except that...
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...
It's no surprise the wheels are coming off in Syria, and in the absence of an agreement between the various parties on the Syrian situation at the upcoming Munich Security Conference, things are certain to deteriorate further and at...