Brexit

The History Boys vote Brexit

The History Boys vote Brexit

6 mins. to read

Finally, the groves of academe have awoken to the sound of gnashing teeth. An assembly of the most eminent British historians has formed a campaign group called Historians for Britain[i]. Their aim is to advance the argument, from a historical perspective of course, that the forthcoming UK-EU IN-OUT referendum is a historic opportunity to go…

Why Millennials need a healthy dose of Euroscepticism

Why Millennials need a healthy dose of Euroscepticism

7 mins. to read

With China’s recent state visit, our eyes were once again opened to the superstate’s quest for global economic power, and Xi Jinping’s tour helped Britain to realise that what China wants, China gets. There might have been some British opposition to their human rights record, but Jinping and his wife still ended the trip with…

UK-Europe: Myth and Reality

UK-Europe: Myth and Reality

19 mins. to read

As featured in this month’s Master Investor Magazine. As I wrote on the MI website recently (Mr Cameron’s Gamble), we learnt in late October that the Prime Ministers of Finland and Estonia had no idea what Mr Cameron was talking about. This was not due to a failure to translate Mr Cameron’s speeches into all…

The Secret History of the Euro’s Birth

The Secret History of the Euro’s Birth

10 mins. to read

A few days ago I tried to sketch out how the upcoming UK-EU In-Out Referendum actually boils down to an argument over whether it is possible to have a European Union with most members in a currency union, and a few of them resolutely outside it. When we Brits look across the Channel, we tend…

Mr Cameron’s Gamble

Mr Cameron’s Gamble

9 mins. to read

On 29 October we learnt from the BBC, that the Prime Ministers of both Finland and Estonia (snowy Baltic neighbours) had no idea what Mr Cameron was talking about. This was not due to some egregious Foreign Office failure to translate Mr Cameron’s speeches into all the major Finno-Ugric languages; but rather the simple omission…

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