A Brexit embrace of British style free ports

This article was originally published on The Commentator and you can read it here Boris Johnson is the latest advocate of ‘Free Ports’, saying he would establish three, at Belfast, Teesside and Aberdeen, if he succeeds Theresa May as Prime Minister. Free Ports are designated geographic areas which essentially exist outside a nation’s borders for tax……

The doom-mongers are wrong – after Brexit, London will remain a global economic powerhouse

Earlier this year, the Financial Times cast doubt on London’s ability to retain its status as the world’s ‘pre-eminent’ financial hub in light of Brexit. Whatever our departure looks like, the editorial posits, the Square Mile will take a ‘fundamental knock’. Contrary to this gloomy prediction, with the UK’s departure from the EU coinciding with its long…

The federalist ambitions of the EU’s likely foreign policy supremo should make us even more relieved we’re leaving

The nomination of the EU’s new top eurocrats has, understandably, been drawing public attention to their track records. Potential Commission supremo Ursula von der Leyen, already tweeting pics of herself be-desked in her provisional Berlaymont office, has already come in for some stick. As Germany’s Defence Minister, she oversaw a military that was short on…