Category Archives: Politics

  1. Why the £50bn ‘divorce bill’ offer is a good move

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    December 4, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    People in the UK just don’t understand what negotiation is. Let me help them. In a negotiation, both sides go …
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  2. How President de Gaulle’s second veto of Britain’s EC application fifty years ago led directly to the Leave vote in 2016


    November 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Angela Merkel’s domestic political problems could see French President Emmanuel Macron elevated to the de facto leader of the EU …
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  3. Why the deliberate obtuseness of Remain-supporting journalists demeans the Brexit debate


    November 20, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whilst lying is worse, being deliberately obtuse to make a point demeans the Brexit debate. At no point did places …
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  4. These are NOT Brexit ‘negotiations’, because the EU can’t negotiate

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    November 17, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In 2000, a document was released in which the Con O’Neill, the lead negotiator (from 1970-72) when Britain joined the …
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    November 13, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am going to explain how Clause 7 of the EU Withdrawal Bill this week takes away control from Parliament …
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  6. Universal Credit – a professional idea implemented by amateurs


    November 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes it is important to differentiate between an bad policy and incompetent implementation. Universal credit gets a bad rap, but …
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  7. Why the UK has no financial obligations to the EU legally, but they do politically

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    November 6, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    In the end it comes down to money and uncertainty. The one big card the UK has to play is …
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