The Only Leader Henry Bolton’s One Nation Translates As Either Ein Volk or Ein...

It takes vast amounts of chutzpah and hard work to get a new political party up off the ground. When you have already shown that you've not got enough of one nor are willing to do enough of the...

Brexit and Brand Protection in Europe: What Next?

This is from long time reader, Jonathan Thurgood Twenty-two years’ ago, the EU’s single brand registration system took off. Since then, companies and individuals around the world - from Facebook and Coca-Cola, to Mrs Miggins’ Pie Shop - have between...

Indeed The EU Has – Which Is Why We’re Leaving

We can, roughly enough, lay out two variants of what is happening with the European Union. One is that varied peoples who share geographical proximity decide to get together a bit to mutual benefit. Get rid of a few...

Is Ireland Worth Freedom?

A very useful example of the manner in which the same question can have very different answers each of which are correct. The important point to note being correct for whom? Or, as we might put it, is Ireland...

Proof Perfect That The EU Is Mercantilist, Protectionist, Not Free Traders

The easy way to understand whether someone groks trade or not is to see what they suggest when someone throws rocks in their own harbour. If they then insist that we've got to make our own lives worse by...

Not Likely Matey – EU Customs Officials On British Soil

The European Union has a certain problem with the concept of sovereignty. A sovereign nation is sovereign within its own borders, that's the definition and that's how the system works. Or should perhaps. In the vernacular we would call...

Brexit – Salt and Vinegar Please, Not The Three Course Meal

Liam Fox and Sir Martin Donnelly are having a little spat over Brexit and trade. It should be said that Fox is correct here - not something we'll always say - and the civil servant wrong. The reason isn't...

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Vince Cable Spouts Drivel

Sadly, we should in fact expect better from Vince Cable than this. He was professionally trained as an economist after all, actually worked as...