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The Model of a Modern Solicitor General: thoughts on the Constitution in the time of Brexit

The protection of the vulnerable and the economic success of the country depend on the rule of law, with equality of treatment under the law, says Robert Buckland QC MP

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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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The Model of a Modern Solicitor General: thoughts on the Constitution in the time of Brexit

The protection of the vulnerable and the economic success of the country depend on the rule of law, with equality of treatment under the law, says Robert Buckland QC MP

Read More

‘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.

Read on

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  • The Cost of ‘Transition’, by Martin Howe QC

    October 20, 2017

    As politicians propose a ‘transition’ phase when the UK leaves the EU, Martin Howe QC warns there could be little gain for much pain.

    In the referendum, the British people voted for the UK to leave the European Union and take back control of our laws, borders and money, and to trade with the world outside the restrictive constraints of the EU’s customs union and common commercial policy.

    So, from 30 March 2019, we will have the right to reduce the very high duties which the EU’s Common External Tariff obliges us to impose on basics such a food and clothing. Reducing or eliminating these tariffs unilaterally – particularly on goods which this country does not even produce and where the sole purpose of the current high tariffs is to benefit Continental producer interests – should be a no-brainer “first day of Brexit” action which would give an immediate and tangible Brexit dividend to lower income families…Read on

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