How Should May Play?

Under the EU’s phased negotiating strategy, which has been described as “inflexible” by the UK, talks on trade can only begin once “sufficient progress” has been made on citizens’ rights, the Brexit bill and Ireland. Progress, albeit slow at times, is being made on the first and last of those subjects but the financial settlement is at a dead end, with the UK refusing to … Continue reading How Should May Play?

Where’s Your Loyalty, Brits?

With Brexit just under two years away, Britain is leaving the EU but hopes to maintain good relations with Europe. Meanwhile, the Americans are welcoming their old friend back to the negotiating table after many years’ absence. Similarly, Commonwealth countries are calling for free trade agreements and closer cooperation. Where do you as a Brit feel your loyalties lie outside of the UK? Who should … Continue reading Where’s Your Loyalty, Brits?

Labour: You Pay, Not Us

Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of an election “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said those on more than £80,000 would pay “a modest bit more” to fund public services. One wonders how much MPs earn? Will Labour MPs be affected by this planned income tax … Continue reading Labour: You Pay, Not Us