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‘Balanced Budgets or Battleships?’, by John Keiger

The French President must reform the economy at home if his aim of returning France to its position as a world leader is to succeed, says John Keiger

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‘Mosul Matters: A Wake-up Call for Foreign Policy’, by John Baron MP

John Baron MP, the author of ‘Hard Choices: Britain’s Foreign Policy for a Dangerous World’, considers how UK policy in the Middle East generally went so hopelessly wrong over the last 15 years.

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Established in 1995, Politeia is a forum for discussing economic, constitutional and social policy. It focuses on the role of the state in people’s lives. Politeia aims to encourage the best policies for a free society under the rule of law, a prosperous economy based on free markets and competition, and excellent systems for education, health care and pensions.

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‘Balanced Budgets or Battleships?’, by John Keiger

The French President must reform the economy at home if his aim of returning France to its position as a world leader is to succeed, says John Keiger

Read More

‘Mosul Matters: A Wake-up Call for Foreign Policy’, by John Baron MP

John Baron MP, the author of ‘Hard Choices: Britain’s Foreign Policy for a Dangerous World’, considers how UK policy in the Middle East generally went so hopelessly wrong over the last 15 years.

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Established in 1995, Politeia is a forum for discussing economic, constitutional and social policy. It focuses on the role of the state in people’s lives. Politeia aims to encourage the best policies for a free society under the rule of law, a prosperous economy based on free markets and competition, and excellent systems for education, health care and pensions.

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How to Leave the EU: What’s Best for Trade, the Economy, Borders and Transition?
6.30-7.30pm, Mon 2 Oct
Speaking:
Rt Hon John Redwood MP; Jacob Rees-Mogg MP; Charlie Elphicke MP; Liam Halligan

The UK, The EU & Global Trade: What Deal’s the Best Deal?
1-2.15pm, Tue 3 October
Speaking:
Stephen Hammond MP; James Cleverly MP; Barnabas Reynolds, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Martin Howe QC

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Address by the Solicitor General

Over the past year, Britain’s separation of powers has become a subject of much political debate. In the autumn, the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP will discuss the role of his department and its responsibilities for upholding the rule of law which binds all three constitutional powers.

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Politeia in Manchester

How to Leave the EU: What’s Best for Trade, the Economy, Borders and Transition?
6.30-7.30pm, Mon 2 Oct
Speaking:
Rt Hon John Redwood MP; Jacob Rees-Mogg MP; Charlie Elphicke MP; Liam Halligan

The UK, The EU & Global Trade: What Deal’s the Best Deal?
1-2.15pm, Tue 3 October
Speaking:
Stephen Hammond MP; James Cleverly MP; Barnabas Reynolds, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Martin Howe QC

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Address by the Solicitor General

Over the past year, Britain’s separation of powers has become a subject of much political debate. In the autumn, the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP will discuss the role of his department and its responsibilities for upholding the rule of law which binds all three constitutional powers.

read more

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  • ‘Balanced Budgets or Battleships?’, by John Keiger

    September 22, 2017

    The French President must reform the economy at home if his aim of returning France to its position as a world leader is to succeed, writes John Keiger:

    It is a French tradition that Presidents of the Republic do not comment on French domestic affairs when abroad. Emmanuel Macron, who since his election has spent much time abroad proclaiming «France is back!», broke that rule last week when on a state visit to Greece. Commenting on the demonstrations organised for 12 September against his labour law reforms, he declared that he would not give in…Read on
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    ‘LEAVING THE ERM – A VIEW FROM THE FINANCIAL SECTOR’, BY MANISH SINGH

    Theresa May’s Florence speech coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the UK leaving the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), the precursor to the Euro, writes Manish Singh. 16th September 1992 has since become known as “Black Wednesday” due to the market turmoil and the losses it caused to the UK Treasury. 

    The decision to join the ERM was championed by John Major, then Chancellor of the Exchequer in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet. As per the rules that governed the ERM, member countries agreed to fix their exchange rates with each other. Since Germany had the strongest economy in Europe, each country set its currency’s value in Deutschmarks (DM).  The exchange rate was allowed to fluctuate…Read on

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