Tag Archive for EU

See EU Later: 5 Options for post-Brexit trade

Far from the bleak picture painted during the referendum campaign, it seems that the UK actually has many trade options open to it at the moment. Last month the EU Referendum engaged more people in politics than any referendum or General Election since 1992. The fallout just keeps coming as both the main political parties…

Brexit: Politics Is About Picking Winners And Losers

The outcome of the EU Referendum for the UK to exit the EU has caused an enormous outrage among the ruling class in the UK and also in other EU states. As they always do they had mobilised all their power and influence to scare people into voting for the EU membership. They have a…

The EU is the Wrong Tool to Defeat Nationalism

I am very much an individualist. As such I have always despised nationalism. I am convinced that we need to overcome this ideology if we want to live in a free world. One could think now that, since I hate nationalism, I probably should like the EU. The core political agenda of the EU has…

#Brexit: Can we be Proud of Britain’s History?

British MP Liam Fox said last week in a speech discussing why Britain should leave the EU that Britain had a proud history that it didn’t have to hide from… “The United Kingdom, is one of the few countries in the European Union that does not need to bury its 20th century history” #scc16 —…

The Common Agricultural Policy – a costly protectionist racket

‘The Common Agricultural Policy forces consumers to pay ‘two or three times more for food than we would pay without the policy’ – Dalia Grybauskaite, EU budget commissioner  “The way to build lasting economic growth [in Africa] is for Europe to end the CAP“ -Sir Digby Jones, former Chairman, CBI. The Common Agricultural Policy is…

Lee Rotherham on the Common Agricultural Policy, Food, and Trade

Lee Rotherham says that the Common Agricultural Policy is a major disaster. And he blames the French, their working population was dropping relative to other countries and they desired a subsidy to maintain the French countyside. The costing he did demonstrated that the policy costs each family £398 anually (3.1% of a living wage) and…

The spoilt ballot strategy in practice

So I decided to vote None of The Above in the European Elections today — but I included a little note. For those of you who struggled like me with what was the best move to promote individual freedom I hope you think this was a reasonable approach. It was the best I could come…

There’s no need to separate our rubbish by hand

Turning the whole of Europe into a recycling society is a bit like building the Pyramids. It’s a worthy and ambitious aim, but very expensive unless you use slave labour along the way. Spectator In May I will be voting for the candidate that ends this nonsense, or spoiling my ballot by scribbling a rude…

Evening Standard Brexit Debate

The Evening Standard will be printing a series of articles about a possible British exit from the EU in the run up to a Guildhall debate on September 9th. Tickets via standardevents.co.uk. I’m sure it will be possible to take part online, one way or another.