Thursday, 29 September 2016

Some new language and new distinctions for the Brexit debate

The current public debate on Brexit is hobbled by flawed language and largely irrelevant distinctions. Commentators ask whether most Cabinet ministers are swinging..

By Andrew Lilico

Friday, 23 September 2016

Don't be taken in by EU overreach on trade

Article 3.1(e) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union grants the EU “exclusive competence” in relation to “common commercial..

By Andrew Lilico

Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Bank of England may have just set off the mother of all out-of-control monetary booms

With the various “Brexit isn’t turning out for the economy as folk said” stories going around, it’s easy to miss..

By Andrew Lilico

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

The curious case of the SNP-friendly economist and a mix up on oil

There is a curious letter in today’s FT from Prof Andrew Hughes Hallett, a Member of the SNP-run Scottish Government’s..

By Andrew Lilico

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

This autumn’s political priority needs to be debating what the UK wants to seek to do, post-Brexit

Suppose you sold an old Ford estate car you’d had for many years. Then lots of folk tell you “The..

By Andrew Lilico

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

It's higher interest rates, not more housebuilding, that will drive down house prices

John McTernan had an interesting piece in the FT a couple of days ago, under the headline “A failure of..

By Andrew Lilico

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Bank of England rate cut and QE may turn out to be premature and unnecessary

The Bank of England, as markets expected, has cut interest rates to a new multi-centuries low of 0.25% — its..

By Andrew Lilico

Monday, 25 July 2016

What should the EU do now?

The UK is leaving the EU. The Schengen area is on the point of collapse. The Italian banking sector is..

By Andrew Lilico

Friday, 22 July 2016

What Chancellor Philip ‎Hammond should do now

Philip Hammond says the government’s fiscal policy might need a “reset” in the Autumn Statement, in the light of the..

By Andrew Lilico