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Post-Referendum Debrief August 26th

Article 50 to be triggered early next year? According to a report in The Guardian Article 50 may be triggered in early 2017. The report states that leading Brexit campaigner and former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith claims members of the … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief August 24th

When Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit! Labour leadership ‘hopeful’ Owen Smith has said if he is elected, the party will oppose triggering Article 50 until the Government commits to a second vote. With a blatant disregard for the will of the people … Continue reading

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Phobia and Professor Merrifield

I had an amusing exchange of Tweets today with a constituent of mine, a certain Professor Michael Merrifield of Nottingham University.  He is a Professor of Astronomy – but he seems to be very knowledgeable about any other subject you … Continue reading

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Post-Brexit Debrief August 19th

Post-Brexit sales boom In the first round of hard data post-Brexit, retail sales have boomed – up 1.4% against an estimate of 0.2%.  Amongst a raft of positive economic news, the Telegraph says “Shoppers shrugged off June’s shock Brexit vote”.   The … Continue reading

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Post-referendum Debrief August 18th

Positive post-Brexit jobs news City AM sums it up “Jobs miracle defies Brexit doomsayers”.   The FT, a little more measured, has “Fall in jobless claims confounds forecast of culls after Brexit vote”, adding “The labour report was much stronger than … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief August 16th

PM means business on Brexit? So says The Independent, which claims Teresa May wants to put an end to ‘Government by headline’. Writer Andrew Grice reports: “I think the pro-EU optimists will be disappointed, and expect that May will invoke … Continue reading

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Post-Referendum Debrief August 12th

It’s the Glorious Twelfth – but if you’re not out shooting, here are some thoughts on the Referendum aftermath. CBI calls for focus on US trade relationship The CBI confirms that the UK remains the largest foreign investor in the … Continue reading

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