Japanese Ambassador’s Mistake – Brexit Deal Can Be Better Than Single Market

It's a basic truism that no free to freeish trading arrangement can be worse than autarky. Trade simply does make us richer, richer than...

Why Does The Queen Have To Persuade The Commonwealth Into Free Trade?

One of the great puzzlements to economists is why people have to be persuaded into the benefits of free trade. OK, sure, all are...

Bad Legal Defences – GBH Is GBH Even If It’s HIV

There's a superficial interest in this story about the man who deliberately infected lovers with HIV. Which is to point out that GBH is...

Global Future’s Brexit Scenarios Are Wrong Over WTO Tariffs

We've another of these reports which insists that Brexit is going to impoverish the nation, have us all succumbing to phossy jaw as matchmaking...

Best Two Out Of Three?

Reuters reports that British lawmakers, celebrities call for 'people's vote' on Brexit: Lawmakers, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday to call for...

The CBI’s Mistake- Brexit Doesn’t Lead To Regulatory Costs

The Confederation of British Industry is telling us that the costs of Brexit will outweigh any benefits from our doing so. More specifically, the...

As Even The Environmentalists Agree, We Should Privatise Fisheries Regulation

This isn't the way that most people will understand this but it is the way that it is. We should be privatising the regulation...

Apparently Brexit Doesn’t Mean Brexit – We Must Remain As Poor As The EU

We all knew this sort of demand was going to be made of course and we all know what the correct response is -...

The PR Campaign Over De La Rue And That Passport Contract

A little amusement here which is a useful lesson in how politics and the award of government contracts actually works. De La Rue lost...

Sure We Can Stop Brexit – But Do We Want To?

We've a piece in The Guardian telling us that we can in fact stop Brexit if we'd like to. This is a statement of...