Tag Archive for Brexit

Brexit: What is going on?

On the eve of the commons vote that Theresa May has now tried to defer, we gathered to work what is going on, what we want and what is happening next. The panel included: Christian Michel – Philosophy and Economics Meetup Organiser Lucy Harris – Leavers of Britain Catherine McBride – Senior Economist, IEA Trade…

Brexit looking shaky

So, in case you had missed it, a Brexit deal is now on the table. It introduces a transition phase while the new relationship is being discussed and keeps us in the Customs Union (and much else besides) while that process continues. After 2 years of negotiating an exit it crucially fails to assure Britain…

‘Kingsman’: a Brexit explainer?

So much has been written about the rise of ‘Populism’. Many commentators have speculated on its origins while others struggled to work out what it all means and why it has come out. Examples of this populist wave include Trump, the Italian Five Star Movement and the British vote to leave the European Union. You…

Principled Brexit resignations from libertarian leaning MPs

Ministers are resigning rather than back Theresa May’s softest-possible-Brexit plan. So far: David Davis Boris Johnson Steve Baker David Davis spoke at the launch of Big Brother Watch. Steve Baker addressed liberty league and did much better than others might have done, and Boris is Boris. I think they have all been described as libertarian at…

Beware a botched border

A botched border will be bad for all . It’s the EU that wants the wall not us – and I wish that our politicians pointed this out more often. The UK and Ireland governments have made great strides in trying to reach a settlement for Northern Ireland and this could unravel  if the  EU…

Let’s apply the free markert to farming

I must stress that there was farming in the UK well before the creation of the EU. There have been long-established trading relations all over the world particularly within the commonwealth . It sounds blistering obvious, but it is worth iterating this point as some articles published sound as though we would be left without…

Bad Brexit pushes out good Brexit

This speech was delivered at the People’s Charter Brexit “splinter protest” on Saturday 21st January. Video follows below. Check against delivery. Hello. I am Simon Gibbs. I am a libertarian and I voted leave. Since part of what I do is representing the interests of other libertarians, I want to mention that not all libertarians…

Jonathan Isaby leaves TPA to lead up BrexitCentral

Many of you will know and love the work of the Tax Payers Alliance. Today they have announced they are to be loosing their head Jonathon Isaby who will work at a new Matthew Elliot project titled BrexitCentral. For the TPA, Andrew Allum writes: Jonathan leaves the TPA in an extremely strong position. Under his…

Pound’s Fate Was Inevitable

Far from Brexit causing the termination of the UK economy the changes in the value of the pound were inevitable and do not represent a disaster, says the Guardian: Sterling had to fall, regardless of the EU referendum – with such a big trade gap, it was inevitable Brexit or no Brexit, it has been…

Guardian dissing minimum wage?

The Guardian writes The introduction of the national living wage was already causing fruit and vegetable producers, who do not receive EU subsidies, to move to lower cost countries,  I do not need to check the Guardian’s position on the minimum wage. It is for it. In fact Polly Toynbee once went so far as…