The facts about GATT Article 24 – and how it can deliver a Clean Managed Brexit by 31st October

It’s funny, but every time one mentions ‘Article 24’ publicly – meaning (using the correct Roman numerals) Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) which predates the World Trade Organisation (WTO) – you receive a barrage of hysterical abuse from Remainers, often with long academic titles. They are clearly terrified we’re…

In the age of Brexit, remember the role of the nation state and how British soft power projects influence

So far, Brexit has provoked plenty of soul-searching about Britain’s place in the world, but little clarity about the United Kingdom’s long-term strategic direction. The United Kingdom faces a number of potentially major foreign policy dilemmas on the horizon, posed by changes in the global balance of power, for which we are insufficiently prepared. They…

The solutions to the Northern Ireland border question are out there

In April, Prosperity UK, the politically-independent not-for-profit organisation, launched its Alternative Arrangement Commission, co-chaired by Nicky Morgan and Greg Hands. The cross-party Commission will seek to explore practical and detailed Alternative Arrangements relating to the Irish border, deliverable in a timely fashion and ultimately clear a path for the UK to leave the EU. The…

Financial services will enjoy a Brexit boom if the regulators let us take advantage of the opportunities it presents

It’s easy to forget that it’s not just politicians who disagree about the opportunities and challenges posed by Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union. Brexit is the UK’s chance to amplify its global financial influence, but many in the industry are allowing the risks to distract them from the opportunities. The chief executive of…