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‘What Next? The Shape of the UK-EU Financial Services Deal’, by Barnabas Reynolds

The Government’s Brexit aims can be fashioned to enhance the City’s world lead in financial services, says Barnabas Reynolds, a leading UK and EU regulatory lawyer.

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‘Inconvenient Restrictions v Alleged “Hate” ‘, by John Marenbon

The real problem with the home secretary’s speech was that on such matters policing has become its own law, says John Marenbon:

One of the strangest news items of the week was the story that began in Oxford when a don objected to a speech made by the home secretary. Joshua Taylor, an Oxford physicist of admirably humanitarian credentials (he works on improving eyesight in the developing world) reported Amber Rudd’s speech at the Conservative Party conference to the police. ‘I felt politicians have been using hate speech to turn Britons against foreigners, and I thought that is probably not lawful’, Taylor – who did not in fact ‘see’ Rudd’s speech itself – told The Times.

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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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‘What Next? The Shape of the UK-EU Financial Services Deal’, by Barnabas Reynolds

The Government’s Brexit aims can be fashioned to enhance the City’s world lead in financial services, says Barnabas Reynolds, a leading UK and EU regulatory lawyer.

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‘Inconvenient Restrictions v Alleged “Hate” ‘, by John Marenbon

The real problem with the home secretary’s speech was that on such matters policing has become its own law, says John Marenbon:

One of the strangest news items of the week was the story that began in Oxford when a don objected to a speech made by the home secretary. Joshua Taylor, an Oxford physicist of admirably humanitarian credentials (he works on improving eyesight in the developing world) reported Amber Rudd’s speech at the Conservative Party conference to the police. ‘I felt politicians have been using hate speech to turn Britons against foreigners, and I thought that is probably not lawful’, Taylor – who did not in fact ‘see’ Rudd’s speech itself – told The Times.

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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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  • ‘More for Less!’, by The Rt Hon David Gauke MP

    February 17, 2017

    As Britain’s public services face rising demand, The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, explains in Politeia’s Winter Address that improving productivity and efficiency are part of a wider strategy for success in the 21st Century

    So often, political debate on [the future of Government services] is reduced to sheer weight of numbers. Are we spending more than we did before? Are we spending more than the opposition are saying they would spend? Are we spending more than other countries are spending?

    The answers to any of these questions will only take you so far. The question we should also ask is not just how much, but how well we are spending that money. It is in that spirit I am leading a Government-wide drive to make our public services more productive—quite simply to get more for less. That might sound idealistic. Even simplistic. But unless… read on

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Politeia debate on 'Stable, Secure, Prosperous and Free: What's Best for Britain in a Global World'

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  • Rt Hon Sir Vince CableRt Hon Sir Vince Cable

    Politeia has been, in my experience, a very good forum for discussing important policy issues from first principle.

  • Professor Tim Congdon CBEProfessor Tim Congdon CBE

    Free markets with strong competition are good for us. Sheila Lawlor has done a fantastic job in making Politeia one of Britain's strongest competitors in the free market of ideas. Long may its good work continue!

  • Rt Hon Frank Field MPRt Hon Frank Field MP

    Politeia's generosity in opening up its forum to a wide range of views makes it for me a very attractive think tank.

  • Lord KalmsLord Kalms

    Politeia - consistent, always challenging, sensibly provocative and very readable.

  • Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MPRt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP

    Politeia is ... an important part ... of what keeps the intellectual arguments in British politics alive. It has a distinguished past and a bright future.

  • Lord McFallLord McFall

    I have been privileged to have participated in the cutting-edge policy discussions which are a hallmark of Politeia's approach.

  • Dr Irwin StelzerDr Irwin Stelzer

    Ideas matter, which is why Politeia matters. It combines two vital ingredients - the ability to attract scholars with widely varying views to contribute to its programme, and audiences that matter.

  • Sir Hugh Sykes DLSir Hugh Sykes DL

    I've been happy to support Politeia since its inception. It addresses an amazing range of issues - in the right way. On the cutting edge of think tanks!

  • Professor Deepak LalProfessor Deepak Lal

    Politeia is a small but influential London-based think tank, which, with the quality of its authors , has made a major contribution in a number of areas of public policy like taxes, health and education.

  • Rt Hon Philip Hammond MPRt Hon Philip Hammond MPChancellor of the Exchequer

    Politeia provides a forum in which politicians of all parties, leading academics and key figures in the business community and the media can discuss cutting-edge issues of the day and share views that have contributed significantly to the development of mainstream political thought in the UK.

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    Politeia does a brilliant job generating the ideas our country needs to achieve noble, progressive goals

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