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Difficult Questions yield some concensus

The joint Federal Trust/Global Policy Institute/Industry Forum project to tackle the difficult questions raised by Brexit did produce some significant survey consensus about what Brexit should provide. Sadly, in the time between the survey and March 2017 it has become clear that, as the Rolling Stones would say ‘You don’t always get what you want’.

First, get their attention

In this provocative article, David Rowe argues that although Brexit will clearly lead to short-term economic turmoil driven by political uncertainty, it just might improve the sustainability of the European Union. David is an American academic and risk advisory specialist with extensive private sector experience. http://www.dmrra.com Download a copy of First, get their attention  

We have seen the future and it doesn’t work

Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal Trust, gives his views on the consequences of unleashing the BREXIT tiger. Download a copy of We have seen the future and it doesn’t work

Why governments won’t invest

Sir Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade from 2010 to 2015, outlines his views on why governments are reluctant to invest even when there are strong reasons for doing so. Download a copy of Why governments won’t invest

Andrew Smith’s answers to FT economics questions for 2016

Economist Andrew Smith gives his views on the economic outlook for 2016 in a recent Financial Times article. Download a copy of Andrew’s responses FT questions Dec 15

Economics update

A packed meeting at the National Liberal Club heard economist, Andrew Smith, give a wide-ranging economics update. The brief was to provide some ideas about the economic prospects for the UK and EU at the start of a year in which a possible UK EU referendum, the slowdown in China and the plummeting price of