Tag Archives: brexit

  1. How a one-size-fits-all EU regulation caused one person to vote Leave

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    June 30, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The other day I met a lady who used to work as a civil servant for the Department of Transport. …
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  2. Why the ‘£350m to the NHS’ controversy is not as clearcut as you think

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    June 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    ‘£350m to the NHS’ is one of the most controversial political slogans ever. Some say it was the ‘lie’ that …
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  3. Why there is no simple answer for the ‘3 million’?

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    June 25, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The latest incident of Theresa May managing to snatch a worse defeat from an already pretty bad one has been …
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  4. History put a gun to David Cameron’s head – but he decided to pull the trigger

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    June 23, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Published today – available from here if you want a signed book and to donate to the Latymer Upper Bursaries appeal, …
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  5. The death of a Helmut Kohl should remind us that Brexit negotiations will be political, not economic

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    June 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Look at the picture above. When Margaret Thatcher saw it she allegedly exclaimed “Urgh, its two old men holding hands.” …
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  6. Why we should spend that ‘£350m a week’ on education instead

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    June 17, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Just after last year’s referendum, a friend of mine commented that the Leave campaign had ‘missed a trick’ with their …
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  7. What kind of a Brexit compromise is possible now?

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    June 14, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There were two ways we might have got a soft-Brexit. The first was a massive majority for the Tories, which …
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  8. Brexit – can we put together a cross-party negotiating team?

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    June 13, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Theresa May went to the country to ask for a mandate for her vision of Brexit. Despite the referendum ballot …
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  9. Should we ask for the Article 50 process to be delayed?

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    June 9, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    When Article 50 was written, is was made deliberately vague, as it was never really intended to be used. It …
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  10. UKIP’s Brexit tests – any negotiation is too much

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    May 27, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The launch of the UKIP manifesto was a chance for us to see them put the details on what being …
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  11. Lifelong Labour voters are switching to Theresa May, not the Conservatives

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    May 22, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    As journalists have been traipsing around the country covering the election, they have come across a particularly interesting potential voting …
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  12. Conservative manifesto – May tries to get UK moving ‘forward together’ without committing to how

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    May 19, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Well, this was the big one. This is the only manifesto that will have to be delivered. Therefore, there can …
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  13. How the Lib Dems plan to make EU think again

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    May 18, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Assessing this Liberal Democrat manifesto is an odd business. They aren’t even suggesting that it is a manifesto for Government, …
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  14. Analysing Labour’s Brexit Conundrum

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    April 29, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    As an explanation for why Labour is finding it so difficult to work out their Brexit strategy goes, it takes …
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  15. Can the normal political rules survive the ‘Brexit election’?

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    April 28, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Within hours of Theresa May’s announcement that she intended to call an election on June 8th, the offices of ‘Open Britain’, …
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  16. The falling pound has been good for British firms. Hasn’t it?

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    April 24, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    The fall of the value of the pound, which has been about 20% against the Dollar and the Euro since …
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  17. Four plus two reasons why Theresa May wants to hold the election on 8th June

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    April 19, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    There are many good political and constitutional reasons for Theresa May to have an election right now. She was always …
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  18. Why Parliament must have a say on Article 50 and Brexit

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    November 5, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    It is no surprise that even though Steven Phillips voted for Brexit, he has resigned as an MP as a …
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  19. The answer to “which EU law are you looking forward to losing”

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    October 15, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    This blog is for all those who want to be able to explain why you wanted Britain to leave the EU …
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  20. Why #Brexit was always coming

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    June 25, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    In May 1945 Winston Churchill stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace receiving bigger cheers for his part in winning …
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  21. It’s #Brexit – so what happens now?

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    June 24, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    1. We don’t immediately leave the EU. This is an advisory vote to the government, who choice choose to ignore …
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  22. EU referendum – Points systems for immigration could wreck the UK’s economy 

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    June 2, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ll start by declaring an interest. Yesterday I had my hair cut in at a barber’s set up and staffed …
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