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Britain’s immigration system isn’t fit for purpose. Its political targets are perverse. Its guiding philosophy is reminiscent of Soviet-style central planning. The resulting rules are unworkably complex. Their administration by the Home Office mixes incompetence with malice. The upshot is heavy-handed controls that still leave voters feeling that things are out of control. That’s bad […]

Posted 03 Apr 2018 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, CapX, Immigration
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Sometimes it takes a prime minister of Luxembourg to hit the nail on the head. “They [Britain] were in with a load of opt-outs. Now they are out, and want a load of opt-ins,” said Xavier Bettel. The problem for the UK is that the European Union is much less accommodating of its demands for […]

Posted 13 Mar 2018 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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Britain still hasn’t decided what kind of post-Brexit trading relationship it wants with the EU. If the government insists on controlling EU migration, the Norway model is out. So what about remaining in a customs union with the EU? Contrary to what is often claimed, that would not avert the introduction of customs controls at […]

Posted 13 Feb 2018 in Blog, Brexit, CapX, Financial Times
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Posted 07 Dec 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX, Trade
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My take on Theresa May’s Florence speech and the new round of negotiations that started today for CapX Tweet

Posted 25 Sep 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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that would involve staying in the single market and customs union for a few years after Brexit. My latest for CapX Tweet

Posted 05 Sep 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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The Brexit negotiations are at an impasse, notably over money. Some hotheads are suggesting that the UK should try to force the EU to back down by threatening a chaotic no-deal Brexit. But while a credible plan B would indeed strengthen the UK’s negotiating hand, a no-deal Brexit is no such thing. My latest for […]

Posted 05 Sep 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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Posted 12 Jul 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX, Europe, Japan, Trade
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Posted 06 Jun 2017 in Blog, CapX, Globalisation
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Posted 22 Nov 2016 in Blog, Britain, CapX, Immigration
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Posted 27 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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Posted 16 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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Posted 19 Apr 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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Posted 21 Feb 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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Posted 29 Jan 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, CapX, Europe
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Posted 16 Sep 2015 in CapX, euro
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Posted 29 Aug 2015 in Britain, CapX, Immigration
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Posted 10 Aug 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, Immigration
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Posted 22 Jul 2015 in Blog, Britain, CapX, euro, Europe, Germany
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Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Blog, CapX, euro, Greece