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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
‘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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- Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP
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- Rt Hon Frank Field MP
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- Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP
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- Lord McFall
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The decision to leave the EU by voters in this year's referendum reflected the analyses of economists, lawyers and senior political figures in Politeia's Referendum Series:
Patrick Minford, Flawed Forecast: The Treasury, the EU and Britain's future’, June 2016
Sheila Lawlor, Ruling the Ruler: Parliament, the People and Britain's Political Identity’, June 2016
Government plans for spending follow Vito Tanzi’s recommendations for the state spending to be reduced to 35-40 per cent of GDP in Realistic Recovery: Why Keynesian Solutions Will Not Work, July 2012
The budget's focus on cutting debt, fiscal consolidation and structural reform follows the approach proposed by Ludger Schuknecht in Going for Growth: The Best Course for Sustained Economic Recovery, September 2012
The 2014 Budget promise of a ‘shale gas revolution’ followed Politeia’s focus on the advantages of shale in The Future of Gas in UK Energy Supply with Peter Lilley MP and Prof Robert Mair.
The Prime Minister proposes ‘English Votes for English Laws’ alongside greater devolution to Scotland, a solution recommended by Martin Howe QC in his 2006 Politeia Pamphlet ABC: A Balanced Constitution for the 21st Century,
The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill proposes that jurors who search the web for case details should be jailed, following Dominic Grieve's warning in his 2013 Politeia Address that searching for information online about a trial can be contempt of court, punishable by imprisonment.
New National Curriculum published, includes recommendations by Politeia for history from:
David Abulafia, Jonathan Clark and Robert Tombs, History in the Making: The New Curriculum: Right or Wrong?, April 2013
David Burghes, Primary Problems for the New Curriculum: Tougher Maths, Better Teachers, June 2013
Both are part of Politeia’s Curriculum Series.
Politeia in the News
- 25th August
- 23rd August
The Globe & Mail, ‘U.K.'s finance sector seeks ‘ambitious’ post-Brexit trade pact’
- 16th August
Financial News, ‘A hassle-free solution to Brexit negotiations’
- 28th July
- 22nd July
Breitbart News, ‘Legal Experts: EU Powerless To Stop UK-USA Trade Deal’