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More topical than ever, my debate with Ed West for Bright Blue’s magazine, Centre Write. Tweet

Posted 01 Jul 2016 in Blog, Bright Blue, Britain, Immigration
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In CityAM Mark Sands quoted me in a piece on the impact of migrants on housing and public services on 1 June. Fellow economist Philippe Legrain, who supports liberal migration rules, slammed Fox’s comments. “This is more than dog whistle politics, it’s just demonising migrants for the failings of the British economy and the British […]

Posted 01 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Immigration
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and it is both disingenuous and wrong-headed of Boris Johnson and his fellow Brexiteers to argue that if only Britain left the EU, the government would be free to pursue a failed 1970s-style industrial policy to prop up unprofitable businesses such as Tata Steel’s. My article for CapX Tweet

Posted 05 Apr 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Trade
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 03 Feb 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Europe
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In an excellent piece on why Britain ought to accept more refugees, Jonathan Portes writes: As Philippe Legrain from LSE’s European Institute points out in his forthcoming paper on this topic, welcoming refugees is not only a humanitarian and legal obligation: it is an investment that can yield substantial economic dividends. Tweet

Posted 01 Feb 2016 in Blog, Britain, Immigration, The Independent
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Posted 29 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, CapX, Europe
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 07 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Europe
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One consequence of the Paris attacks is that Britain’s renegotiation of its EU membership has been delayed. With the risks of Brexit rising by the day, David Cameron’s priority should be to complete the renegotiation as quickly as possible, declare victory, and start campaigning vigorously on the broader reasons why Britain should stay in the […]

Posted 15 Dec 2015 in Blog, Britain, Europe, Politics
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Mon interview avec atlantico.fr Tweet

Posted 09 Nov 2015 in Atlantico.fr, Blog, Britain, Europe
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My column for Foreign Policy argues that British exit from the EU is much more likely than people think Tweet

Posted 03 Nov 2015 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Foreign Policy
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China is a rising economic power, the European Union a declining one. So Britain’s future is best served by hitching its wagon to Beijing rather than to Brussels. As last week’s high-profile visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping shows, Britain can prosper as a global trading power outside the EU. Not so fast. The EU […]

Posted 28 Oct 2015 in Blog, Britain, China, Europe
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My latest column for Project Syndicate on how the eurozone and refugee crises are causing Europe to disintegrate, with the chances that Britain will vote to leave the EU rising. Tweet

Posted 19 Oct 2015 in Blog, Britain, euro, Europe, Immigration
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My piece for City AM Tweet

Posted 07 Oct 2015 in Blog, Britain, City AM, Immigration
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Posted 29 Aug 2015 in Britain, CapX, Immigration
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An excellent pamphlet by Jeremy Cliffe, The Economist’s new Bagehot columnist, explains how a number of long-term trends are likely to create a cosmopolitan liberal majority in Britain. This poses big challenges, and big opportunities, for existing political parties. I wrote a response to the pamphlet for Policy Network and argued in CapX that while Labour […]

Posted 26 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, Politics
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I participated in a debate in City AM about this with Steven Woolfe, UKIP’s immigration spokesman. Tweet

Posted 11 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, Business, Immigration
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Posted 11 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, City AM, Immigration
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My piece for CapX Tweet

Posted 10 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, Immigration
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Britain is becoming more like London: its people are increasingly diverse, urban, university-educated, international, and socially liberal. This cosmopolitan future is overwhelmingly a good thing, and one which today’s politicians neglect at their peril. That is the essential message of Jeremy Cliffe’s clear-eyed and persuasive paper, which ought to be carefully read and digested by […]

Posted 30 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, Diversity, Immigration, Policy Network
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Posted 22 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, euro, Europe, Germany