Deal or no deal? A comment on Jason Hunter’s talks on Brexit and trading on WTO terms

On consecutive evenings recently, I attended fascinating talks by Jason Hunter, Stuart Brown and Graham Hughes on Brexit and the implications of leaving the EU with no deal. The talks included vivid descriptions of the chaotic and destructive consequences of a no deal situation in many sectors. It was clear that they see a no … More Deal or no deal? A comment on Jason Hunter’s talks on Brexit and trading on WTO terms

In Limbo and In Limbo too – review and thoughts

Every day that we get closer to Brexit (currently set for 29.03.2019), I find myself becoming more and more frustrated at the general public’s apparent indifference to what is about to happen. I cannot understand how people can simply carry on as usual: Keep calm and carry on travelling along the Brexit conveyor belt until … More In Limbo and In Limbo too – review and thoughts

The Will of the People? Thoughts on Democracy and Referendums in Modern Britain

A further EU referendum – a People’s Vote on any final Brexit deal – is now on the agenda. As a disastrous No Deal Brexit looms, support for a fresh referendum grows. But referendums are rarely used in Britain. Can a referendum result meaningfully represent ‘the will of the people’? Can referendums reconcile conflict in … More The Will of the People? Thoughts on Democracy and Referendums in Modern Britain