Brexit

September 21, 2014

A Scottish lesson for Eurosceptics

To be successful, those advocating Britain’s withdrawal from Europe must learn from the shortcomings of the Scottish ‘Yes’ campaign.
April 20, 2015

Blair’s wrong. An EU referendum’s right.

The former Prime Minister is wrong to oppose a referendum on Britain's EU membership, writes Ben Rochelle.
April 15, 2016

Brexit: the economics

Determining the economic implications of Britain withdrawing from the European Union is almost as politically charged as the decision itself.
April 21, 2016

Election chance to strengthen Brexit mandate

The forthcoming general election offers an opportunity for the British pubic to further strengthen the government’s mandate for delivering a hard Brexit, says Jayne Adye.
May 3, 2016

Why hasn’t Ken left yet?

Given Ken Livingstone's proclamation during the referendum campaign that, in the event of a vote in favour of Brexit, he would leave the country, Jayne Adye ponders why he still has yet to leave.
June 15, 2016

Brexit is no cause for concern

Of course there will be transitional problems if the UK decides on 23rd June 2016 to leave the EU, but we need to look to the longer term, argues John Mills.
June 17, 2016

Andrea Leadsom MP: Why I’m voting leave next week

By voting ‘leave’ on June 23rd we will be giving the next generation a bright future, full of opportunity and promise, says Andrea Leadsom MP.
June 17, 2016

We can leave the EU. But we can’t leave Europe.

The European Union is a facilitator of British influence around the world, argues Andrew Woodcock.
June 19, 2016

The IMF has blundered on Brexit impact

The IMF’s economic analysis of a British withdrawal from the European Union is flawed, argues John Redwood MP.
June 20, 2016

Project Fear is like the Millennium Bug

Doomsayers on the economic consequences of Brexit have all the potency of the Millennium bug experts, says John Redwood MP.
June 21, 2016

Andrea Leadsom MP: Vote Leave tomorrow

Energy Minister, Andrea Leadsom MP, publishes open letter calling on voters to vote leave tomorrow.
June 23, 2016

Good Europeans will vote leave

By leaving the EU we allow our European neighbours to continue the journey toward governmental union unhindered, says John Redwood MP.
June 23, 2016

EU boosts British foreign policy

The EU helps the UK secure foreign policy goals more effectively than we could on our own, says Andrew Woodcock.
June 23, 2016

The EU penalises the poor. We must vote leave.

Membership of the European Union penalises the very poorest in our society, argues Luke Graystone.
June 25, 2016

EU Vote: Next steps are key

We need to make early moves to regain our seats, votes and voices on major international bodies, says John Redwood MP.
June 25, 2016

The young will be hit hardest by the EU vote

Older generations have inflicted a heavy burden on the young with yesterday’s result, says Andy Clarke.
June 27, 2016

Seven tests to stop Brexit turning into Iraq

Comment Central sets out seven areas of economic and political uncertainty that Brexit campaigners need to answer.
June 27, 2016

Brexit wasn’t simply ‘have nots’ vs. ‘have yachts’.

The success of the out campaign was its seeming ability to attract voters from all walks of life, to suggest otherwise is disingenuous says John Redwood MP.
June 29, 2016

Post-Brexit: The road ahead

What we need is a budget to promote expansion and prosperity, spending the saved contributions as soon as we are out, says John Redwood.
June 29, 2016

Not a very British performance, Mr Farage.

Nigel Farage’s goading of European Parliamentarians yesterday morning was unedifying, undignified and un-British, writes Comment Central.
June 30, 2016

The UK’s tech hub status is under threat

Our decision to leave the European Union puts our country’s status as a global hub for technological innovation in jeopardy, warns Daria Kantor.
June 30, 2016

Ensuring a smooth Brexit

John Redwood sets out important next steps to ensure a smooth and efficient transition from European Union membership to UK independence.
July 1, 2016

Are you an EU devotee?

Robert Seddon discusses how, to some, the European Union has emerged as a guiding light of moral values.
July 1, 2016

Corbyn must go

We need a fully functioning Labour opposition to help the country unite and work on the major challenges that Brexit now presents us with, says Mike Molloy.
July 2, 2016

A curiously English revolution?

Britain’s exit from the European Union will lead to a seismic shift in our political landscape, but Andrew Woodcock wonders if the way it is being done is not a daft way to run a country.
July 4, 2016

Post-Brexit free trade helps world’s poorest

Outside the EU the UK can pursue a more equitable trade arrangement that will drive up living standards in the world’s poorest countries, says Peter Lilley.
July 6, 2016

Gove is the true Tory ‘unity’ candidate

Chris Everett argues Michael Gove is best placed to reunite the two warring wings of the Conservative Party.
July 8, 2016

The civil service must be more independent

The civil service needs to demonstrate a greater degree of independence, and be adequately resourced to deal with Brexit, says John Redwood MP.
July 12, 2016

How best to Brexit

John Redwood discusses the new Government’s first key decision: whether to initiate Brexit by means of rapid UK Parliamentary legislation, or whether to go for an early notification under Article 50.
July 15, 2016

Good Europeans want an early Brexit

John Redwood MP argues a quick Brexit is in both Britain’s interest, and the interest of our European neighbours.
July 21, 2016

What does Brexit mean for MedTech?

Richard Phillips discusses the implications of Brexit for the Medical Technology industry.
August 1, 2016

It’s time for a Brexit budget

John Redwood MP sets out the spending proposals he would like to see implemented in the country's first post-Brexit Budget.
August 11, 2016

A weak pound is good for British industry

Far from being an economic disaster, the recent post-Brexit fall in the value of Sterling signals a potential new beginning for Britain’s declining industrial base, argues John Mills.
August 17, 2016

UK aid should help Britain trade

Chris Everett argues the international development budget should be used to develop a series of proposals to support emerging markets trade with the UK.
September 9, 2016

Labour Leave is vital to Brexit’s delivery

Brendan Chilton argues the survival of Labour Leave as a campaigning organisation is vital to help the Labour Party reconnect with voters and to ensuring Brexit is delivered.
September 13, 2016

Article 50 approval claims are foolish

Claims that Parliament needs to vote to approve an Article 50 letter or not is based on foolish misunderstandings, says John Redwood.
September 14, 2016

Cameron never cared for the Tory Party

Peter Bingle believes David Cameron’s decision to stand down as an MP offers a broader insight into the former Prime Minister’s character.
September 28, 2016

Abbott’s alarming contempt for Brexit voters

By brandishing Brexit voters as racist, Labour’s health spokesman displays her ignorance for the Brexit movement, argues Rory Broomfield.
October 6, 2016

No such thing as hard or soft Brexit

Britain’s departure from the EU is a simple choice. Carry on tariff free as at present, or revert to the WTO ready-made schedules.
October 10, 2016

The UK is on its way to the EU exit door

The UK needs to consider carefully the path it takes to the EU exit door, says John Redwood.
October 18, 2016

Reducing the uncertainties of Brexit

John Redwood MP sets out three ways to reduce the business community's worries over Brexit.
October 21, 2016

Article 50 is irrelevant to our EU departure

Article 50 neither starts Britain’s withdrawal process from the EU and nor is it particularly important when it is triggered, argues George Bathurst.
October 25, 2016

Let’s get on with Brexit

It’s time for the government to tell us more of the opportunities from exiting the EU, and for businesses to get behind Brexit, says John Redwood.
October 27, 2016

Will Brexit deliver the next Big Bang?

Rory Broomfield believes the Brexit vote may prove to be the catalyst the country needs to deliver the next Big Bang. But for it to be a success we must maintain momentum, he says.
October 28, 2016

Bring on the EU trade war!

Given the UK has significant trade deficits with all the major European countries, it is difficult to believe they would want to make their exports to us dearer, explains John Redwood.
November 1, 2016

GDP figures prove the naysayers wrong

The latest UK economic growth figures are forcing the big investment banks and official bodies to rewrite their 2016 economic forecasts.
November 4, 2016

Brexiteers’ contempt for judicial independence

The Tory Party is nothing if it does not respect, defend and fight for an independent judiciary, says Peter Bingle.
November 9, 2016

Brexit: A very modern revolution

Brexit is a modern day revolution, and the High Court's decision last week to allow Parliament to vote on Article 50 is exactly that: a counter-revolutionary strike aimed at derailing it.
November 11, 2016

Why pollsters keep getting it wrong

John Redwood examines why so many pollsters and political commentators keep getting it wrong.
November 15, 2016

A new political dawn is breaking

Wagner’s The Ring Cycle is proving to be an all too accurate metaphor for the political turmoil in which we now find ourselves.
November 15, 2016

Is Brexit the death of UK life science?

William Pett discusses the impact of the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union on the country’s burgeoning life sciences sector.
November 16, 2016

The cruel tyranny of global government

A common theme fuelling the successful Brexit and Trump campaigns was their ability to challenge the arrogant assumption of superior wisdom and moral right adopted by a gilded elite, says John Redwood.
November 29, 2016

The EU has the weak negotiating position

With such high unemployment in the Euro area, John Redwood asks why the EU 27 would risk engaging in a trade war with the United Kingdom.
November 30, 2016

Remoaners’ contempt for democracy

Those commentators on the losing side of 2016’s totemic elections are slowly arriving at the realisation they were the ones ill-informed – not about ‘the issues’, but about their fellow citizens, says Henry Hill.
December 6, 2016

Brexit case is threat to democracy

Discussing the Brexit case currently before the Supreme Court, John Redwood points out that Treaty changes have long been left to Ministerial prerogative, and not Parliament’s.
December 7, 2016

Project Fear? More like Project Nonsense.

Six months after the decision to leave the EU there is no visible damage to jobs, output, confidence, house prices or earnings, says John Redwood MP.
December 20, 2016

The EU is morally repulsive

The EU’s refusal to reassure all of its citizens living in each other’s countries that they can stay after Brexit is morally repulsive, says John Redwood.
December 21, 2016

The UK must stop negotiating with itself

Some people in the UK need to wake up and stop compromising our negotiating position with the EU, warns John Redwood MP.
January 2, 2017

2017: Europe primed for political earthquake

With storm clouds on the horizon, 2017 looks set to deliver a wave of new leadership across Europe, and with it a more favourable forecast for Britain’s Brexit negotiations, argues Patrick Sullivan.
January 4, 2017

State of the modern Brexit nation

Six months after the country’s momentous decision to leave the European Union, Peter Bingle assesses the state of modern Brexit Britain.
January 6, 2017

Don’t forget the good guys of Brexit

Matthew Elliott and Peter Cruddas were vital to last year’s Brexit campaign. Without them the country would not have voted to leave the European Union, says Richard Patient.
January 11, 2017

Drawbacks to single market membership

John Redwood sets out the shortcomings to Britain’s continued membership of the single market.
January 17, 2017

Tools to fight the EU’s aggression

John Redwood explores tools the UK could use to respond to efforts by the European Union to upset our departure.
January 18, 2017

May takes back control of the Brexit agenda

Theresa May has wrestled back control of the Brexit Agenda. Her prize will be a massive overall majority at the next election, says Peter Bingle.
January 20, 2017

Germany’s dominance is waning

The diminution of Mrs Merkel’s power is helpful to the UK as it seeks to negotiate its future relationship with the EU on leaving, says John Redwood.
January 25, 2017

Our democracy must pass the Brexit test

A reversal of the Brexit result would be a dramatic assertion of elite dominance, and would signal to the British people that they lack a democratic avenue for effecting change, says Henry Hill.
February 2, 2017

Prepare to play hardball with Brussels

Despite the ease with which the Government has secured Parliamentary approval to move ahead with Brexit negotiations, David Davis should be under no illusion as to the difficulties ahead, says Rory Broomfield.
February 7, 2017

Trump bashing hinders Brexit

Theresa May’s failure to reprimand her MPs for gratuitously insulting the President of the United States is harming our alliance at a time when we need it more than ever, says Peter Bingle.
February 8, 2017

Soft Brexit ignores the people’s will

It is time for soft-Brexiteers to embrace the referendum result. A swift EU exit is the only way to deliver the wishes of the British people, says Jayne Adye.
February 9, 2017

Article 50 vote blows up in Labour’s face

Far from harming the Government, the Article 50 vote in the Commons has helped unite the Conservative Party, while exacerbating rifts within Labour, says Rory Broomfield.
February 15, 2017

Post-EU, the world is our oyster

The queue of countries offering us a trade deal shows how misguided the 'Remain' campaign's 'Project Fear' really was. Free from the shackles of the EU, the world is our oyster, argues Matthew Ellery.
February 23, 2017

Brexit won’t just free us from Europe

Brexit gives the UK a chance to lead the world to economic, political and personal freedom, argues Rory Broomfield.
March 2, 2017

Blair and Major are yesterday’s men

Near constant bemoaning of the referendum result, calls for the British people to ‘rise up’, and branding the vote an ‘historic mistake’. Blair, Major and Osborne are yesterday’s men, says Rory Broomfield.
March 3, 2017

Cut the Brexit gloom-mongering

Much of the economic gloom mongering is erroneously being blamed on Brexit, says John Redwood MP.
March 6, 2017

Time for the EU to face up to reality

Matthew Ellery argues that the time for excuses is over. The EU must face up to reality: the rising tide of hostility towards a European federalist superstate is nobody’s fault but the EU’s.
March 16, 2017

Holland: populism lives, socialism dies

The results of the Dutch election don’t point to the death of populism - they point to both its growing influence and the death of the left.
March 17, 2017

Keeping the post-Brexit lights on

The repatriation of powers from Brussels offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for wholesale policy reform. It should start with energy.
March 24, 2017

Leave sceptics wrong on tariffs

It is time for politicians and corporations to be realistic, accept Brexit is happening, and accept the UK is leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union, argues Matthew Ellery.
March 29, 2017

Eurosceptic fears vindicated

Eurosceptic fears are perfectly described in the Rome Declaration signed last week, says John Redwood.
March 30, 2017

EU law repeal key to Brexit success

Rory Broomfield says the extent of the UK’s post-Brexit freedom should be measured by the country’s success in repealing existing EU laws.
April 3, 2017

Brexit: three cardinal negotiation rules

With Britain about to embark on a negotiating process to determine its future relationship with the EU, Andrew Woodcock sets out three essential negotiating rules we must not forget.
April 6, 2017

No deal better than a bad deal

The Prime Minister was right to say that no Brexit deal is better than a bad Brexit deal, explains John Redwood.
April 6, 2017

TFA: Another EU lie bites the dust

Recent comments by Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, suggest yet another EU lie can be added to the list, says the TFA's Rory Broomfield.
April 13, 2017

Next week’s Brexit battle lines are drawn

Rory Broomfield sets out the Brexit battle lines in next week’s Parliamentary business for what promises to be an important week for determining our post-EU future.
April 20, 2017

BBC consumed with its own agenda

The BBC is more interested in shaping the news agenda than reporting it, says John Redwood.
April 20, 2017

Demand exemption from EU exit fee

Figures revealed by Philip Hollobone MP in a Westminster Hall debate have lifted the lid on the astronomical costs of our EU membership. If anything, we should demand a refund, writes Rory Broomfield.
May 4, 2017

Independence and what it means for Scottish agriculture

The Brexit vote has prompted the question of Scottish independence to once again rear its ugly head. Justin Fox examines the implications of Scottish independence on the country’s agricultural sector.
May 5, 2017

Britain halts populist advance

The UK is leading the fight against the populist advance that continues to blight the Western world, says Charlotte Kude.
May 9, 2017

£100bn EU bill is codswallop

John Redwood discusses some of the fanciful figures that have recently intruded upon the political debate, including the proposed £100bn bill the UK is said to owe the EU.
May 10, 2017

Brexit manifesto pledges key to election choice

Joseph Hackett explains why it’s important each political party sets out clearly their ambitions for Brexit in their forthcoming manifestos.
May 23, 2017

Mandy’s moaning

The architects of the New Labour project seem to have forgotten the meaning of democracy, says Jayne Ayde.
May 24, 2017

Strong UK-EU relations still possible

John Redwood explains why he’s still optimistic about our future relationship with the EU.
June 8, 2017

Ditching Human Rights Act bolsters freedom

Scrapping the Human Rights Act and our membership of the European Court of Human Rights won’t just enhance our security but our freedom as well, argues Rory Broomfield.
June 13, 2017

General election 2017 and the Brexit conspiracy

David Sedgwick asks whether the general election might have been the brain-child of Tory Europhiles hoping to weaken the government’s Brexit position rather than strengthen it.
June 22, 2017

Britain is not weary of austerity, it craves opportunity

The idea that the UK is tired of austerity is a falsehood peddled by the left - and the Chancellor. What we really want is opportunity, writes Rory Broomfield.
June 23, 2017

ECJ boosts prospect of Brexit deal

The ECJ has inadvertently paved the way for a mutually beneficial Brexit deal, says Alex Fiuza.
June 23, 2017

Theresa May Must Stay. For Now.

Alexander Fiuza argues that, with the Conservatives lacking an alternative unity candidate, were Theresa May to step down it would harm the UK’s prospects of a successful Brexit.
June 27, 2017

Good government needs strong opposition

A good government needs a strong opposition, and whilst Jeremy Corbyn is still unlikely to offer much on that front, Conservative backbenchers undoubtedly will, says David Spencer.
July 11, 2017

The EU can’t stand up to Russia

Vested interests mean the EU fails to present a credible force to face up to Vladimir Putin’s ambitions. In reality, the West will be defended by a strong NATO, says Joseph Hackett.
July 14, 2017

Why I’m still positive on our post-EU trade

John Redwood discusses why he remains positive in his outlook for Britain’s international trade post-Brexit.
July 19, 2017

UK art market set for post-Brexit flourish

John Redwood explains the negative impact the EU single market has had on the British art market.
July 20, 2017

Economic gloom-mongering? Tosh. We’re booming

With employment up, foreign direct investment at record levels and a bright future ahead for Britain, the only thing holding the UK back is the pessimism of the Remoaners, argues Rory Broomfield.
July 24, 2017

A quick UK-EU free trade deal is possible

Ben Somervell explains why a bilateral UK-EU free trade agreement need not take as long as previous European free trade agreements.
July 25, 2017

We must stop negotiating with ourselves

The media's perpetual quest for a fresh Brexit news angle means people are being fooled into thinking the Government's Brexit policy has changed, says John Redwood. 
July 28, 2017

Unions inflame Labour’s Brexit divisions

Brexit divisions run deeper in Labour than in the Conservative Party, says Rory Broomfield.
August 4, 2017

Breaking the dependency of EU-addicts

Breaking the dependency of EU-addicts will not be easy as the EU’s tentacles have spread far and wide, but in order for the UK to swim rather than go down with the EU wreckage, that is precisely what must happen, says David Hardy.
August 8, 2017

Why we must leave the single market

Ben Somervell explains why failure to leave the single market would leave us with the worst of both worlds: adherence to the stringent regulations of the EU, while not having a seat at the table to influence our legislative future.
August 9, 2017

Remainers never understood the £350 million

The public were not lied to or hoaxed regarding the £350 million, says Isaac Ross.
August 10, 2017

The Tory Brexit trap

Evgeny Pudovkin asks whether the Tories are capable of delivering a hard Brexit, whilst also fending off the looming prospect of a Corbyn government?
August 15, 2017

The BBC, Chapman and a post-Brexit meltdown

The BBC’s fawning over the increasingly erratic James Chapman and his post-Brexit meltdown is alarming, says David Hardy.
August 16, 2017

Miliband’s second referendum idea’s bananas

David Miliband’s proposed second referendum would undermine the will of the people, says Benjamin Somervell.
August 17, 2017

Brexit key to restoring political faith

The increasing transfer of power from Westminster to Brussels prior to last year’s referendum reduced policymakers’ ability to deliver on their promises, which has led to a lasting corrosion of the public’s trust in politicians, says Alex Fiuza.
August 21, 2017

Brexit negotiations: the Davis poker face

Commenting on the ongoing Brexit negotiations, Peter Divey presents a more bullish perspective of the British side. Poker is often a game of bluff, he says: you can win without the best hand.
August 23, 2017

A Corbyn Brexit would betray the nation

Isaac Ross fears a Corbyn government will use Brexit as a pretext and an apparatus to transform society into a mould of his ideological beliefs.  
August 23, 2017

Counterstrike Blair’s Brexit wrecking agenda

The big news from the EU this week was the ongoing stalemate with the Brexit talks. But what we see lurking in the shadows is a campaign, led by Tony Blair, to derail Brexit.
August 25, 2017

A low tax vision for post-Brexit Britain

Some of the most open, prosperous and happy nations around the world are low tax nations. So why doesn’t the UK join them, asks Rory Broomfield?
September 5, 2017

Ditch Project Fear for Project Prosperity

Professor Tim Congdon argues post-referendum economic data has dispelled Project Fear, which is why he and fifteen other leading economists are calling for the Brexit pessimists to get on board with Project Prosperity. 
September 10, 2017

Seven crucial forthcoming Brexit milestones

Amidst the apparent never ending ‘noise’ surrounding Brexit - and as a Comment Central exclusive - The Freedom Association's Rory Broomfield sets out the seven key milestones that will define the Brexit process over the next six months.
September 12, 2017

Blair pushes for Brexit-ref two

Peter Divey explains that Tony Blair’s recent contributions to the Brexit debate are simply the latest in a series of salvos, coordinated to by the European Union, aimed at pushing Britain towards Brexit-ref two.
September 17, 2017

Brexit: No Deal? No Fear.

With the EU’s approach toward the ongoing Brexit negotiations defined by an unimaginative and inflexible attitude, permeated by its obsessive commitment toward further integration and centralisation, the Government should prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario, argues Rory Broomfield.
September 18, 2017

Junker’s omnipotent EU

The EU’s quick post-referendum amendment to Article 50 to ensure that, in future, it is subject to Qualified Majority Voting (QMV), coupled with Junker’s ‘radical vision’ for Europe’s future, including the creation of an omnipotent President, is nothing more than a poorly conceived strategy to overcome the awkward and rebellious obstacle of democratic nations, says Peter Divey.
September 20, 2017

Have the Greeks lost their Marbles?

Recent calls by the Greek authorities for the Elgin Marbles to be returned as a prerequisite to any Brexit deal being struck is opportunistic nonsense and demeans the uniqueness of such important artefacts, says Tim Loughton MP. 
September 21, 2017

Tomorrow’s Brexit speech: what May must say

Tomorrow, the Prime Minister is set to deliver her most important address since her address at Lancaster House earlier this year. But with rumblings back home, and questions over the EU negotiations, what should she say?
September 22, 2017

Florence: May constrained by her own ‘red lines’

Tactics, not strategy, continue to define the Brexit process, writes Evgeny Pudovkin.
September 25, 2017

Brexit fatigue. Time for some Tory vision. 

The Tories need to learn to trust the Prime Minister and her Brexit Secretary to secure a good Brexit deal and start to focus on those bread and butter issues which really matter to most voters, says Peter Bingle.
September 25, 2017

May’s Great Brexit Betrayal

David Hardy believes Theresa May’s Florence speech represents a great Brexit betrayal, arguing that the concept of party lines is a farce. All political parties, irrespective of branding, are subservient to a Eurocentric liberal elite, he argues.
September 25, 2017

May opts for Non-Brexit Brexit

 May’s speech last week signal’s the start of the Conservative Party’s preparation for life in opposition. The EU will now string out our Brexit ‘transition’ until Labour have seized power in 2022, at which point the fire of hope surrounding Britain’s departure from Europe will officially be extinguished, says Peter Divey.
October 1, 2017

Britain, Brexit and Baku

Our European Union membership prevents us from fully capitalising on the trade opportunities stemming from our existing relationships with developing nations like Azerbaijan. Free from the EU we can focus on what really matters: true economic cooperation and trade based on mutual respect and friendship, says Bob Blackman MP.
October 4, 2017

Philip Hammond: Big on critique, small on vision

Once we Get Britain Out of the EU, we need a visionary and optimistic Government. Philip Hammond is currently one of the Cabinet’s biggest drains on these two key traits, says Jack Tagholm-Child.
October 4, 2017

For the Lion to roar, it must be set free

Boris Johnson’s rousing speech at Conservative Party Conference went down well with the Tory faithful, but to bring the real benefits to Brexit Britain the government needs to set the lion free.
October 4, 2017

EU like used-car salesman

Peter Divey argues the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations is like that of a used-car salesman. 
October 5, 2017

Tories must not neglect core vote

Peter Divey believes that if the Conservatives act fast and bring in the correct talents they can deliver Brexit, preserve their reputation for economic competence, and prevent Jeremy Corbyn from gaining the keys to No.10.
October 8, 2017

Boris’ Last Stand

Boris Johnson has revealed his true character; one defined by hypocrisy, ineffectiveness and opportunism. He must never become Prime Minister, says William Walter.
October 8, 2017

EU plan to annex Northern Ireland may spark war

The EU’s insistence on a sea border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would mean a de facto reunification of Ireland, rekindling a bitter struggle between Republicans and Unionists that saw nearly four thousand killed, says Andre Walker.
October 11, 2017

Britain won’t Brexit in 2019

Peter Divey believes the Government’s claim that the UK will have exited from the European Union by 30 March, 2019 is laughable. If you are following the rules and paying the subs in any club you are clearly still "in", he says.
October 16, 2017

How can the Tories survive?

A focus on Theresa May's premiership is a distraction from the real challenges facing the Conservative Party, writes Evgeny Pudovkin.
October 19, 2017

BBC phalanx leads second anti-Brexit charge

Peter Divey believes we are witnessing a ‘second push’ on behalf of the pro-remain campaign to destabilise the Brexit process. The charge is led by a phalanx of sympathetic media, of whom the BBC is chief.
October 24, 2017

WTO prep key to Brexit talks

The government must prepare itself for a ‘no deal’ WTO solution post-Brexit to strengthen our hand at the EU negotiating table, argues John Redwood. 
October 25, 2017

Weakened Theresa May must walk if she wants a deal

If she wants a deal, Theresa May must summon the courage to walk away, writes Peter Bingle
October 26, 2017

Brexit ‘trade not aid’ to help world’s poorest

The Brexit debate is consumed by an introspective analysis of its implications for the UK, but by extracting ourselves from protectionist trade agreements and delivering on the mantra of ‘trade not aid’ we can bolster economic prosperity right across the globe, says Chi Unwurah MP.
October 27, 2017

The EU imprisons civil servants

Rather than being constrained by diktats from Brussels, UK civil servants now have the ability to think creatively about draft legislation tailoring it to UK needs. However, some are struggling to adapt to this new way of working, says John Redwood.
October 30, 2017

‘No deal’ anguish signals Project Fear mark II

We mustn't fall for Project Fear II, says John Baron MP.
November 1, 2017

The Europhile spectre haunts the Brexit process

The re-emergence of the Europhile rebels reminds us why we need Brexit, writes Peter Divey
November 2, 2017

Assessing a good deal

To strengthen our negotiating position, the Government must remind the EU what a No Deal does for us, and then ask what they would prefer to that No Deal, argues John Redwood.  
November 3, 2017

Different forms of a ‘No Deal’

The dichotomy between a ‘Deal’ and a ‘No Deal’ outcome from Brexit negotiations is a false one. A ‘No Deal’ can come in a multitude of different shapes and sizes many of which are satisfactory to the UK, says Jack Tagholm-Child.
November 8, 2017

Labour set for EU re-entry

With Labour rejecting its existing electoral base, pursing instead the once apathetic youth vote, the party will be forced to advance on a vehemently pro-European footing, and in doing so lay the foundations for Britain’s re-entry into the European Union, says Peter Divey.
November 14, 2017

May’s Brexit pledge is meaningless

Theresa May’s pledge to enshrine a leave date in law is no more secure than her premiership, says Peter Divey.
November 16, 2017

Ditch EU procurement sham

Post-Brexit the Government must streamline public procurement rules, and make the transparent and accountable to the public, says Alex Fiuza.
November 20, 2017

German instability offers UK upper-hand

Peter Divey argues that political instability in Europe means the UK should feel confident in riding the Brexit storm from its position of strength.  
November 24, 2017

December Council summit is judgement day

Peter Divey argues that should a Brexit trade deal remain out of sight come December’s European Council summit, the UK must get up off its knees. Failure to do so would sacrifice yet more of our collective dignity. 
November 27, 2017

WTO 2.0 is the way to go

In the event of a 'no deal', an adjusted ‘hard Brexit’ WTO option, or ‘WTO 2.0’ would be an equitable holding point for both sides, says William Walter.
November 29, 2017

The dummies’ guide to negotiating with the EU

If David Davis and his team want a knockout punch, they need to transform their approach to negotiations. And here’s how, writes Peter Divey
December 1, 2017

Remainers are programmed to ignore the Brexit good news

The anti-Brexit hysteria over NHS workers and employment figures is a cautionary tale to us all, writes James Holland.
December 3, 2017

Germany loses appetite for Brexit sensibility

The rebalance of power among German political parties means hopes of German sensibility coming to our aid during the Brexit process may be wishful thinking, says Alex Fiuza.
December 5, 2017

Brexit means Brexit was a sham

May’s pledge that Brexit would mean Brexit is a sham. It transpires that her vision of Brexit consists of the UK retaining European regulations, tax policy and EU "values". But, all is not lost. We can still salvage this dire situation, believes Peter Divey.
December 6, 2017

There’s no turning back now

There’s no turning back, explains Jack Tagholm-Child. Were the UK to do an about turn on its EU departure, far from a return to the status quo, it would see the UK subject to significantly less favourable terms that we previously enjoyed.
December 7, 2017

Two warring Brexit visions

Amidst the bluster and rhetoric from the Remain camp, we must not dilute our Brexit vision by being ensnared by the EU’s regulatory tentacles, says John Redwood.  
December 8, 2017

This agreement is a travesty

 The UK’s deal is making Brexit look less and less likely, says Peter Divey.
December 11, 2017

The negotiation agreement unpicked

John Redwood explores the uncertainty and ambiguity contained within the negotiation agreement struck last week.
December 16, 2017

May’s disingenuous Brexit vision

Theresa May’s Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit at all, argues Bruce Oliver Newsome. It sees us continue to sacrifice our national sovereignty, continue to pour money into the EU's coffers, all the while increasing our economic uncertainty and stability.  
December 18, 2017

Grieve’s amendment strengthens pro-Brexit hand

The Grieve's amendment to give Parliament the casting vote on any deal may strengthen the pro-Brexit hand, argues Nic Conner.
December 19, 2017

Self-importance threatens Tory victory

With the Party ahead in the polls, the only serious threat to the Conservatives winning the next election is division among its ranks. If the Party’s mutinous backbenchers overcome their self-importance they may just win the next election says Peter Bingle.
December 22, 2017

Defying the referendum in Parliament will fuel public dissatisfaction

MPs should stand by their party manifestos or risk grave consequences, argues John Redwood MP
December 27, 2017

Chuka Umunna’s hollow howls of betrayal

Chuka Umunna’s hollow howls of betrayal regarding the absence of our post-Brexit windfall are confounding. He seems unable to grasp that the scrapping of EU funding can only be achieved once we have left the European Union, says David Sedgwick.
December 27, 2017

Downing Street’s scuppering its own negotiating position

By failing to exalt the virtues of Brexit, the Government is inadvertently helping to perpetuate the myth that the Brexit movement is anti-European, and in so doing undermining its negotiating position, says Bruce Newsome.  
December 31, 2017

Adonis exit is recipe of Government’s own making

Lord Adonis’s barmy, prejudicial, illogical depiction of Brexit is partly a symptom of the Government’s own disjointed approach to Brexit, argues Bruce Newsome.
January 4, 2018

Services trade essential priority for 2018

A key Government priority in 2018 must be to build on our continued economic success following the referendum result by ensuring our services sector is an integral component to future trade deals, says Rory Broomfield.
January 5, 2018

No deal? No chance.

We need to wake up to reality. We’re not going to be leaving the EU without a deal. We’ll have to take a deal, any deal, good or bad. What’s more, every penny of the billions we’ve pledged are as good as in the EU’s pocket, says Peter Divey.   
January 8, 2018

Tony Blair does not know how to argue logically

Tony Blair and his cronies have lost all sense of logic and reason since the Referendum, relying on baseless feelings, writes Bruce Newsome
January 11, 2018

Hammond has no part to play in Brexit Cabinet

To leave the EU with the best Brexit deal possible, the Prime Minister needs a Cabinet that is fully committed to securing Britain's future outside the European Union, says Peter Lyon.
January 12, 2018

Brexit was a vote for a free Britain

The true goal of Brexit is a free Britain, in control of its own destiny, writes John Redwood
January 14, 2018

Brexit is a reaction to the rise of left-wing populism

Far from being a right-wing populist conspiracy, Brexit is a repudiation to an ever-encroaching left-wing populist orthodoxy.
January 16, 2018

The Brexit fallout in the EU is beginning to show

The loss of Britain's financial contributions is exacerbating the East-West divisions in the EU, writes Peter Divey
January 22, 2018

Irrespective of Brexit, we must support our middle industry

Whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, the Government needs to make sure it supports Britain’s mid-sized exporting businesses – the UK’s Mittelstand, says Sebastien Kurzel.
January 22, 2018

May is a modern day Neville Chamberlain

Theresa May is as irredeemable as Neville Chamberlain after Munich: She should go quicker than he did, says Bruce Newsome.
January 22, 2018

Tories: Keep calm and carry on!

'Keep calm and carry on', an overused idiom but applicable nonetheless. Tory MPs must retain their sanity, calm down and recognise that whether they like it or not Theresa May is the best and only hope of their party winning a majority at the next general election.
January 26, 2018

Hard Brexit is a Remainer myth

A real Brexit would have been a huge success, not the Hard Brexit caricature of the Remainer elite, writes Nick Turner
January 29, 2018

Leave Now and Give Us Certainty!

The May administration has come to be characterised by reaction, contradiction, incompetence and the unknown. Rather than fanning the flames of uncertainty she needs to offer guidance and leadership. If not, the best route ahead is to withdraw from the EU immediately, then negotiate from a position of sovereignty, says Bruce Newsome. 
January 30, 2018

Sadiq Khan needs to get back to his day job

The Mayor's unwarranted forays into Brexit are a disservice to Londoners, whose city he should be promoting not prophesying doom over, writes Peter Lyon
February 1, 2018

The sun is setting on Britain’s Brexit dream

Peter Divey argues that the one-way capitulation demonstrated in the first round of negotiations has served only to embolden the EU's negotiating position. The Government is now so weak that the promise of a hard-Brexit is increasingly unfeasible.
February 2, 2018

We’re on course for soft-Brexit zombie land

Our nation is heading for a zombie land named BRINO (“Brexit in Name Only”). It is a land inhabited not by flesh eating Zombies but by initiative consuming Eurocrats, the antithesis of free enterprise and innovation, explains John Longworth, Co-Chairman of Leave Means Leave. 
February 4, 2018

Brexit versus fascism

Another week gone - the 84th week since the Brexit vote, the 102nd week (that’s nearly two years) since David Cameron (remember him?) scheduled the referendum, yet Brexit prompts more uncertainty, doublespeak, defamation, lies, and violence, says Bruce Newsome.  
February 7, 2018

The Brexit battle is not yet lost!

Neil Jopson argues the Brexit Revolution is not lost, and that the battle to reverse or undermine Brexit could have unintended consequences for the counter-revolutionaries.
February 7, 2018

The Customs Union: A Stark Betrayal of Brexit

The Government must remain committed to leaving the Customs Union; anything else would be a betrayal of Brexit, writes Daniel Huggins.
February 9, 2018

Brexit: the obvious errors

Last week MPs voted to temporarily vacate the parliamentary buildings; the increasing likelihood of a soft-Brexit suggests it might not be worth them moving back in, says Sean Walsh.
February 13, 2018

Soros and Adonis: united in their contempt for democracy

George Soros and Lord Adonis are united as two contemptuous, arrogant, narcissistic, self-appointed champions of the post-democratic society, says David Hardy.
February 14, 2018

England speaks again

Brexit is a cry of English national pride, with potentially significant ramifications on national identity for all nations of the United Kingdom, writes Aled Gwyn Job
February 15, 2018

Brexit Britain: the world’s human rights champion

Free from the EU, the UK can adopt a tougher international development policy whereby aid to those in need will be met, where appropriate, by crippling sanctions imposed upon the autocratic torturous regimes that so often preside over them, argues Andrew Allison.
February 16, 2018

Soros has undermined our country enough

The unwelcome involvement of multi-billionaire George Soros in the Brexit debate reveals the level of antipathy many on the Remain side feel towards the Great British Public. He seeks to use his financial power to steamroller the democratic process and reignite Project Fear, writes Robert Bates.
February 18, 2018

Britain doesn’t need a new security deal with the EU

Bruce Newsome argues Britain’s prime minister (Theresa May) is repeating the self-destructive dishonesty of her predecessor (David Cameron) in claiming a new “special” security relationship with the EU.
February 25, 2018

Come back, Theresa! All is forgiven.

Corbyn and Starmer are deluded if they think the EU is going to roll over, play dead and allow the current customs arrangements to remain while at the same time relinquishing political and other control over us. Theresa’s our only hope, says Neil Jopson.
February 28, 2018

The Guardian’s ignorant hypocrisy on Corbyn’s Brexit

The Guardian’s hypocrisy knows no bounds. It castigates Brexit supporters, claiming they are stupid, ignorant and ill-informed, all the while pedalling the most feeble, unsubstantiated twaddle for why Britain should remain in the European Union, says Bruce Newsome.
March 1, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn is the new establishment

Corbyn's decision to seek a customs union shows he is part of the establishment, says Neil M Jopson. It will also destroy the potency of Labour's northern vote base.
March 2, 2018

The EU has us bent over a barrel

The EU has recognised that the May Government will be prepared to pay any price to prevent a General Election and the risk of a Marxist Corbyn Government, says Peter Divey.
March 4, 2018

May’s uselessly contradictory new Brexit speech

Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Friday is impractically contradictory and under-specified, says Bruce Newsome. It forms part of the broader malaise surrounding her leadership: one characterised by indecision, ambiguity and incompetence.
March 8, 2018

Why we will be better off out of the EU

Taking back control of our money to spend our taxes on our priorities will make us better off out of the EU, writes John Redwood MP
March 8, 2018

Scheming EU Corbyn sells out Labour voters

The Labour Party’s collusion with the EU represents a betrayal of Labour Leave voters, argues Peter Lyon. Corbyn’s Customs Union plan is in conflict with Labour values and the EU Referendum result.
March 9, 2018

Churchill never wiped a baby’s bottom either!

Anna Soubry’s vapid attacks on Jacob Rees-Mogg are deranged, argues Sean Walsh. How his having never changed a nappy has a bearing on his eligibility as a political leader is unclear. Churchill never wiped a baby’s bottom, but that doesn’t mean we should have settled for Lord Halifax instead!
March 11, 2018

May spells Tory Party death

Theresa May’s lumbering premiership has abandoned Conservatism replacing it instead by four main behaviours that now define her leadership: copying the opposition; procrastination; stylistic but not substantive unity; and weak, contradictory, unreliable leadership, argues Bruce Newsome.
March 15, 2018

It’s time to articulate a new migration policy

A sensible post-Brexit migration policy should see equal treatment between EU and non-EU nationals, writes John Redwood
March 18, 2018

Brexit procrastination predicts capitulation

The inertia surrounding the Government’s handling of Brexit, matched with its double-dealing, mean the best course of action now is to commit to an effective separation in March 2019 without a transitional period. Once outside, we will be better placed to dictate the terms of our future relationship, argues Bruce Newsome.
March 22, 2018

The EU’s Lofty Budget Ambitions

With a Brexit black hole to fill, and the prospect of further enlargement looming, the EU’s post-2020 budget is set to be one of increased expenditure and excess, writes Robert Bates.
March 24, 2018

Remainers are the new Brexiteers

Bruce Newsome points out the irony that the most steadfast opposition to the shortcomings of the Brexit transition deal is among Remain supporters, meanwhile Tory Brexit cheerleaders appear blindsided by its real implications.
March 28, 2018

Blue passports and Britain’s sham Brexit

Peter Divey believes the recent farce surrounding the production of our new blue passports is merely another symptom of what has become Britain’s sham Brexit.  
April 3, 2018

Forget the spin, the Government’s Brexit quagmire persists

Beneath the thin veneer of victory, and despite its claims, the Government remains rudderless and disunited on Brexit, says Bruce Newsome.
April 4, 2018

The civil service must stop frustrating Brexit

Continued attempts to reheat Project Fear are demonstrating bias within the civil service against the Government's stated policy of EU withdrawal, writes John Redwood
April 8, 2018

What is the case for a second referendum?

More and more politicians are backing a second referendum on Brexit, but why? Bruce Newsome assesses the case for a Brexit referendum re-run. 
April 13, 2018

An Immigration System for a Global Britain

Britain’s immigration system should seek to recruit the most talented and enterprising from around the world, not turn them away, writes Robert Bates.
April 15, 2018

Why don’t Remainers campaign for a reformed EU?

Bruce Newsome argues that in place of their current narrative of a ‘blameless EU versus stupid voters’, the Remain campaign would be more effective championing the virtues of the UK within a reformed European Union.
April 18, 2018

Sweeping Euroscepticism Strengthens Britain’s Hand

A wave of anti-EU sentiment is spreading across the European Continent, says Peter Lyon.  Hungarians, Italians and many others are turning their backs on EU elites and expressing sympathy for Britain as we forge a path out of the EU.
April 24, 2018

The Customs Union debate must end once and for all

The referendum was won on a promise of a global outlook. Remainers should stop re-fighting the same old debates, writes John Redwood MP
April 27, 2018

Billy Bragg’s Brexit Confusion

Sean Walsh believes the case for leaving the EU is at its strongest when it’s made in ways that transcend simple economics.
May 3, 2018

EU Budget Confirms Vote Leave warnings

The publication of the EU’s budget yesterday reveals exactly what Vote Leave set out –  that the EU is not a mere trading arrangement, but a serious attempt at full economic, monetary and political union, says John Redwood.
May 4, 2018

Brexit offers chance to reform our immigration system needs

Windrush demonstrates the need to reform our immigration system. Brexit offers us that opportunity, says John Baron MP.
May 8, 2018

What the local elections really mean for Brexit

The UK remaining in the customs union and delivering the UK’s departure from the European Union are mutually exclusive. Bruce Newsome argues Theresa May’s proposals only underscore her inability to understand voters’ wants. 
May 9, 2018

Ireland and the (Linguistic) Battle of Brexit.

The particular history and situation of Northern Ireland is instructive in terms of the Brexit discussion. Not because departure from the customs union would endanger peace, but because language matters. The “Remainers” are winning the linguistic battle. Time to push back.
May 10, 2018

How to negotiate with the EU

Ministers and civil servants must learn how to negotiate with the EU. They must take heed of past mistakes, by not asking for too little and settling for much less, says John Redwood MP.
May 11, 2018

EU Court Backs War Criminals

The European Court of Justice has ruled that war-criminals cannot be automatically refused residence in the UK. It's time we took back control of our laws, says Joshua King. 
May 17, 2018

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown has Brexit Derangement Syndrome (BDS)

Brexit Derangement Syndrome is just a natural consequence of an unhealthy attachment to politics. It’s now rampant within Project Wreck, says Sean Walsh.
May 18, 2018

Brexit means Brexit? Not in this Parliament anyway.

Bruce Newsome: Theresa May’s Cabinet achieves a consensus on the customs union, after months of disagreement – and the consensus is: more years of delay!
May 21, 2018

A de facto second referendum is inevitable

Irrespective of whether we have a second referendum the next General Election will be a de facto rerun no matter what is said, argues Peter Divey.
May 23, 2018

The Customs Backstop Guarantees a Bad Deal

In the event of a no deal, the Government's backstop arrangement will force a post-Brexit Britain to comply with EU trade tariffs after 2020, putting Brexit in jeopardy, says Joshua King.
May 26, 2018

Brexit, Remain and hypocritical subversion

The remain campaign's self-acclaimed status as the bastion of hope in a polarised world fending off a tide of bigotry, hatred and a generation of introspection is delusional. Instead, they themselves are a dystopian vision hallmarked by elitism and condescension. They are the movement they claim to be against, says Bruce Newsome.
May 29, 2018

Brexit 1984

Brexit has exposed the mechanisms of our Orwellian society, masquerading as a western Liberal ‘democracy’, says David Hardy.  
June 1, 2018

George Soros is dishonest and delusional

George Soros is the wealthiest, most influential member of an influential but dishonest and delusional elite that claims expertise in international relations but chooses to ignore evidence and theory, argues Bruce Newsome. 
June 6, 2018

Brexit and a pig’s ear

As the May Government’s vision of Brexit emerges it’s clear for all to see what a ham-fisted betrayal of the electorate’s decision it really is, says Peter Divey.  
June 7, 2018

Project Fear and its ‘fake news’

The civil service remains transfixed on its bid to derail Brexit. To win the fight it’s prepared to go to any lengths, including the distribution of false claims and allegations, says John Redwood MP. 
June 8, 2018

Britain’s increasing childishness on Brexit

Britain’s political and media elite is manipulating the public’s views to match the establishment choice. Shame on them and shame on us for tolerating their childishness, argues Bruce Newsome.
June 12, 2018

The Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit

Bruce Newsome finds that despite its comedic pretence, Boris Startling’s ‘The Bluffer’s Guide to Brexit’ offers more pertinent information and fair analysis than most of the pseudo-academic polemics who pretend to know more than everybody else. 
June 13, 2018

Lord Lawson’s a hypocrite

Despite the Leave campaign’s protestations to the contrary, the pro-EU movement’s prophetic vision, dubbed ‘Project Fear’, is coming to pass. This is why we need a second referendum: not because Remain would win, but because we now have the tangible evidence with which to make an informed choice, says Chris Wright CBE.  
June 15, 2018

Save Britain from Brexit quackery

Book Review: Saving Britain: How we must change to prosper in Europe, authored by Will Hutton and Andrew Adonis, published by Abacus, June 2018. 256 pages. ISBN: 9781408711224. UK £8.99 Hutton and Adonis’ creation is nothing but a polemic of pre-Brexit Blairite thinking masquerading as a set of solutions to the new Brexit age, argues Bruce Newsome.
June 15, 2018

Brexiteers won the battle, but not the war

For now, the Battle of the Commons has averted disaster. However, Theresa May’s poor strategy and apologetic Brexit policy indicate a difficult road ahead, says Joshua King. 
June 18, 2018

EU Withdrawal Bill: Labour and the real Brexit showdown

Contrary to media speculation, the recent votes on the EU Withdrawal Bill show that the real Brexit fight is being fought not among on Tory benches, but among Labour’s, says John Baron MP.
June 19, 2018

How Britain should negotiate trade

If the Government is to secure mutually beneficial trade arrangements with our European neighbours then it needs a change in approach, says Shanker Singham.
June 22, 2018

European Integrationists and Social Justice Warriors

Bruce Newsome assesses Norman Johnsen’s case for EU member states returning to a close alliance of independent nation-states, while Britain gives up its neo-Popperian ideals of “globalization”, “political correctness”, and “multiculturalism” for its traditional “values”.
June 29, 2018

Blair’s five absurdities of immigration, as ignored by the BBC

Bruce Newsome points out five of Tony Blair’s ‘absurdities of immigration’ he revealed during his interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme earlier this week.
July 2, 2018

Up close and personal with a farcical Brexit debate

With a panel that counted Michael Gove and Lord Adonis among its ranks, Bruce Newsome discusses Chalke Valley history festival's Brexit debate and who was left standing once the dust had settled.
July 6, 2018

The European project is intellectually corrupt

The European Union’s stated aim of an ever-closer union is based upon an intellectual confusion. It is the character of the EU itself that should determine our perception of it rather than the hum-drum trivial distractions we see daily, says Sean Walsh.
July 7, 2018

May’s proposal is both soft and dishonest

A soft Brexit is clearer now than ever before. Theresa May’s proposals have put at stake the public’s trust in democracy, says Bruce Newsome. 
July 8, 2018

Is this Brexit peace?

May’s Brexit offer bears no more meaning than Chamberlain’s declaration of peace in our time, says Peter Divey.
July 9, 2018

Boris must lead the Brexit charge

Peter Divey believes there will only be a change in Brexit approach if May is removed. Boris and Johnson could well be the man to lead the charge. 
July 13, 2018

Why has the elite not adapted to Brexit?

Professor Robert Tombs believes the radical economic reform the country witnessed during the 1980s has given rise to a generational divide in outlook, which can be seen in people's perception of Brexit. 
July 16, 2018

Why is the British elite failing at Brexit?

To help remedy political disillusionment the Conservative Party needs a new leader. It should learn from the Labour Party – whose party members elect their leader, and who is consequently more in touch with what the people want than what the elite claim they want, Bruce Newsome argues. 
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