Why firms should prepare now for Brexit: understand, map, plan, act

There is a sense of Brexit being in a phoney war situation. We know the attack is coming- but when, where and how will it happen? Until then firms are reluctant to engage or think about it. It appears too…

Commando Comics: The emerging Brexit mindset

As we are now moving into the business end of the negotiation (albeit a very long process), it strikes me that the framing of the discourse/ mindsets of the various parties will emerge more strongly. Unsurprisingly, if depressing, will be…

Peter Wilding and I discuss Peter’s new book ‘What Next?’ which analyses the current UK-EU relationship post Brexit and he outlines a new, positive, ‘Smart’ Grand Strategy for the future.

Douglas Carswell, one of the more sentient Leave-Kippers often likes to portray the UK as shackled to the European corpse; Briton pulled down by the deadweight of the EU and a failing economy. His attack makes me think of Jung’s…

First, I have always predicted that the effect of Brexit (by which I assume significant detachment from the Single Market and poilitical influence on European affairs) would be a slow immiseration of Britain. Each year, a little bit more costly,…

Fabian Zuleeg’s piece ‘Exit from Brexit’ cannot go un-answered. I oppose its analysis and recommendations, concerned that a certain narrative has taken over about normalising Brexit that will have profound and dangerous consequences for both the UK and the Union….

The North gets reform in key southern MS e.g. FR, IT The South gets reform in Eurozone, investment The East gets enhnanced Defense action The Brits get to stay with an immigration brake We all take demonstrable, effective action on…

Suez 1956- The UK attempts to take geo strategic action independently- world steps in to shut it down IMF 1976- The UK attempts to take independent financial-economic action, the world steps in. UK’s economic policy run by IMF ERM 1992-…