At the end of the day, it all boils down to Trade….

With the Supreme Court deliberating in the grandfather of all reality tv shows and with MPs apparently talking of little else as they selfishly seek party or individual political advantage (plus ca change…….!), one could be forgiven for thinking that Brexit and how it will all pan out is actually a Westminster Show.
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When will they ever learn….

“When will they ever learn?” sang the latest Nobel Laureate, Robert Dylan Esq; yes indeed Bob, “when will they ever learn?”
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An unpublished Letter to the Times on 7/11/16

The GRS (Great Remain Sulk) goes on!
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Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do

As a lawyer many years ago, I had many clients who would say one thing, swearing blind they would follow a particular path, and then promptly walk off and do something entirely different. In my time as Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry so often I saw examples of those words in action. Sadly some ten years on, I still do.
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Strike a Blow for Freedom

There is something afoot my friends! In the bowels of democratic capitalism, all over the developed world, the people are on the move.
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Behave in a way that enables people to be proud of business….

British business finds itself in the dock today because of the collapse of BHS and the behaviour of Sir Philip Green, but the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’, as MPs described it, does not mean that capitalism is to blame.
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Our Country is made for globalization

“Our Country is made for globalisation”; when I was Minister of State for Trade and Investment I would repeat these words at every opportunity; I even heard the Prime Minister at the time, Gordon Brown, use them in a speech or two as well.
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