China Threatens Australian Consumer Embargo Over Coronavirus Inquiry

28 Apr

The Chinese Communist Party is threatening a boycott of imports of Australian wine and beef if the country pushes ahead with an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Australia’s proposed inquiry was proposed by Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party Government and is supported by the Labor Party opposition. When interviewed in The Australian Financial […]

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Is this a return to no deal? Probably not – but there will be losers

28 Feb

The EU’s General Affairs Council has agreed on the negotiating mandate for the next phase of Brexit. Although the key points were already well-known and have barely changed, British negotiators will now have to work out the most problematic sections of the mandate, writes Iain Begg (LSE). Some sectors are bound to lose out. For … Continued

The Europeans may be our brethren, but the Anglosphere are our kin

21 Jan

Despite being a passionate Leaver, I have a confession to make: for me, Brexit is not really about Britain. This assertion does not always make me very popular among Brexiteer circles, but it lies at the very heart of my belief that it is essential for Britain to leave the European Union. Naturally I do […]

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We need to make Whitehall fit to run post-Brexit Britain

14 Jan

As Britain prepares to leave European Union, and to disengage with its administration and institutions, there will clearly need to be changes in the way the United Kingdom organises its own governmental structures. New roles and new responsibilities will require new ways of doing business. With a new government in place, with a strong mandate […]

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A short primer for Philip Hammond on the benefits of free trade deals

14 Oct

The news concerning the negotiations is at present confusing. Different sides put out different leaks and we all remain none the wiser. However the EU is at least engaging seriously with the UK and for the present that has given a number of people hope that something can be agreed. How strange, then, that at […]

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