single market Archive

  • A democratic scandal

    There’s been a lot of reporting lately on what deal the government might have offered Nissan. The Japanese car manufacturer (part-owned by Renault) has a major manufacturing plant at Sunderland which exports a large proportion of its output to the EU27. What happens to that […]

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  • Punished by the EU

    I borrowed a dog yesterday. There’s a website where people who don’t own dogs but want to walk them can make contact with dog owners who want to put their feet up for a bit. A few minutes on the site and the exchange of […]

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  • A guide to successful negotiation

    John Kay writes a primer on successful negotiation – read it here http://www.johnkay.com/2013/10/02/the-oft-forgotten-basics-of-negotiation – to which the Democrats and Republicans in the US might like to refer when trying to reopen the American government. A crucial insight is that success in reaching agreement depends very […]

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  • Regulation, regulation, regulation

    It is enduring mystery how otherwise intelligent people can claim to support the European single market but at the same time object to EU regulation.  The single market was created by suppressing national regulations and did so by creating superior European ones instead.  Isn’t that […]

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  • Multi-speed Europe and the single market (25 February 2013)

    Multi-speed Europe and the single market (25 February 2013)

    Joint seminar by Federal Trust, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute 25th February 2013 5.00pm – 7.00pm National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE Speakers include John Cooke, Council Member, The Federal Trust, and Rod Dowler, Chairman, Industry Forum. Further speakers and a detailed programme […]

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  • A bit off

    If a future British government wants to renegotiate membership of the EU, the Fresh Start group of Tory MPs has published its view of what that renegotiation should achieve.  The central claim is that the EU does too much, so there are policies that should […]

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  • Contorted arguments against EU membership

    The benefits of British membership of the European Union are so profound and far-reaching that its opponents have to twist themselves into all kinds of knots in order to try and construct an argument against it.  People from either side of the left-right political spectrum […]

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  • Is it time to leave the EU?

    I spoke at a debate earlier this week organised by the Spectator, with the subject of “Is it time to leave the EU?”; naturally, I was against the motion. Also on our side were Denis MacShane MP and Phillip Souta, director of Business for New […]

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  • London 2012: who will get the Olympic tickets?

    By Richard Laming Published in EUobserver, 8 June 2011 Olympic fever is spreading in the United Kingdom and, as with all fevers, it is raising temperatures and causing a headache. The games themselves will be held in London in July and August 2012, but the […]

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  • There is another way

    Professor Stephen Haseler, a frequent personality on this website, launched his new book last Thursday, “Meltdown UK: there is another way”. He argued that the neo-liberal economic theory that lay behind the rapid expansion and financialisation of the global economy had been conclusively discredited by […]

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