The economic case for a clean break from the EU’s protectionist cartel is stronger than ever

6 Oct

The media furore surrounding Boris Johnson’s proposal to the EU demonstrates once again how the debate around Brexit has shifted. Whereas once the debate was dominated by the economic arguments for and against, often weighed against other issues such as immigration and sovereignty, we have come to the point where politicians are focused on the […]

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The polite rebel: Sheelagh Murnaghan

6 Oct

The polite rebel: Sheelagh Murnaghan by Allan LEONARD 3 October 2019 Sheelagh Murnaghan was the only Liberal Party MP (1961-69) in the Northern Ireland Parliament, representing the constituency of Queen’s University Belfast, which was the venue for a launch event of a new biography about her remarkable life. There were many Murnaghan family members in the audience of a few dozen attending. The book, Sheelagh Murnaghan, was commissioned by the Albert McElroy Memorial Fund, which was established to commemorate the … Read more

New Economy – for better or for worse?

6 Oct

The ‘delivery centre’ is a uniquely 21st century project and another manifestation of how technology has radically changed the global economy. Delivery centres have been set up in nearly every industry, as I am part of the legal services industry, I have experienced most of them there. In his book ‘Tommorrow’s Lawyers,’ Susskind describes nearshoring as being: “…[s]imilar to off-shoring but the work is carried out in a neighbouring, low-cost jurisdiction that is in a closer time zone to the … Read more