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The best Brexit would be no Brexit

“I take the advisory point” about the UK’s EU referendum. These were the words spoken by Nigel Farage in a BBC interview over the weekend. He added that he wants to see constitutional changes in Britain that would make all referendums binding.

The best part of this statement, of course, is the fact that the man who predicted riots on the streets if the government ignores the referendum’s result was forced to admit publicly that the government, under current legislation, does not have to act on the plebiscite.

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London voted Remain, but could still be hurt by Brexit

Some eight years ago, while visiting Paris with a friend, a couple of young Parisians asked us where we lived. “Oh, London, so cool!” was their reaction. Understandably, I felt smug. Would these young people say the same thing today?

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Brexit consequences are only now beginning to show

Brexit minister David Davis said last week that Parliament must not be allowed to “thwart” the country’s departure from the European Union. This is strange coming from a man who just a few years ago argued that the country needed a clear plan for its future relationship with the EU before going through an In/Out referendum.

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Post Brexit, loss of ‘coolness’ is the hardest to price in

The way the markets have reacted to Brexit, you’d be forgiven to wonder what the fuss was all about.

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David Cameron should eradicate corruption on his doorstep

In a recent speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron again slammed corruption and those who tolerate it, and called for global political leaders to talk more about the “cancer of corruption” and how to combat it.

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Stop calling the UK Conservatives ‘pro-market’

By Antonia Oprita

Well, the (partial) results are in and the Conservatives have won one of the most uncertain elections in the UK.

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Something is really wrong with house prices in the UK

By Antonia Oprita

House prices in the UK are getting another boost from the government, just in time for the May 7 general election.

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UK budget: don’t mistake luck for skill

Ever since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, austerity has dominated the UK budget. It was a policy introduced to reduce the yawning budget deficit, which made the country vulnerable to attacks from the bond vigilantes.

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