Thursday, 27 October 2016

Of course Britain can - and will - sign non-EU trade deals

Suppose a lawyer came to the Prime Minister and said the following. “It turns out that, under the EU Treaties,..

By Andrew Lilico

Friday, 14 October 2016

The EU could struggle to survive attempting to “punish” the UK

During the Eurozone crisis, many commentators suggested that a country leaving the euro could trigger its collapse, by triggering a..

By Andrew Lilico

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

How “regulatory equivalence” might help the City post-Brexit

One of the most important issues for the City in the Brexit negotiations concerns “passporting” and “regulatory equivalence”. As matters..

By Andrew Lilico

Friday, 7 October 2016

The May government is making a big mistake on EU immigration

Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond and Jeremy Hunt all campaigned to Remain in the EU. I campaigned to leave...

By Andrew Lilico

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