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Pre-brexit

Today has had the following exciting stories: 1. David Davis admits to the commons that he hasn’t done any analysis over what effect a ‘no deal’ would have upon the economy, doesn’t know what the tech industry’s state will be

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They can take our lives…

Top grade political trolling from Nicola Sturgeon. A50 is almost imminent, and she has thrown a spanner into the works by making it look like Scotland is about 50% likely to leave the UK within the next few years. Her

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Boring budgets

I found the budget sleep inducing, and that’s just reading the summary highlights. This might be an important point, because in the Osborne era you (and by which I mean most working people) always had the emotional feeling that you

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BREXIT REVIEW SO FAR

It’s March now which means it’s almost Article 50 time! Let’s have a quick review of the main recent events until now. David Davis seems to have started the “managing expectations” phase. Competent managers do this all the way through

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Blair

Since Tony Blair wandered into the Brexit arena yesterday morning I’ve had non-stop posts in various feeds popping up telling me how awful he is. The Blair years may be tainted by Iraq, but on the other hand, we also

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Stoke

This should probably be required watching for people confused as to how brexit came about, the most important of whom are the ivory tower dwelling brexiteers in parliament. For the likes of David Davis, brexit was an ideological vote on

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Risk

Here are what I see as the big risks of brexit, in no particular order: 1. Lower immigration leads to an increasingly top-heavy population in that we have fewer young workers to support old non-workers. Young people’s pay has been

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