Wishful thinking dominates Brexit debate as the UK heads towards No Deal on 31 October
2nd June 2019 by

One of the best things I learned at school was the simple mnemonic: “To ASSUME can make an ASS...

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Most businesses were nowhere near Ready for Brexit last Friday – we mustn’t make the same mistake again
14th April 2019 by

Thank goodness for backbench MPs and the European Union. Without their efforts, the UK would by now ...

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Businesses thrilled by Brexit uncertainty: “It’s exhilarating” says small business owner
1st April 2019 by

With the European Commission saying that a No Deal is now “likely“, small businesses acr...

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BASF prepares its UK supply chain for Brexit
24th February 2019 by

BASF has been working with Ready for Brexit (the online platform I co-founded last year) as part of ...

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Companies and investors have just 30 working days left to prepare for a No Deal Brexit
17th February 2019 by

Companies across the UK and EU27 are suddenly realising there are now just 30 working days until the...

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The BoE’s pre-emptive strike is not without risk
12th February 2019 by

The Financial Times has kindly printed my letter below, arguing that it seems the default answer to ...

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No Deal Brexit remains UK law unless MPs reverse their previous votes
20th January 2019 by

“That couldn’t happen” are probably the 3 most dangerous words in the English lang...

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Brexit moves from ‘Snakes and Ladders’ to cricket
2nd December 2018 by

The Brexit debate had appeared to be a simple game of Snakes & Ladders till now.  The Leave cam...

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Your ‘A-Z Guide’ to the Brexit Negotiations
18th November 2018 by

“The UK is now facing a national crisis”, according to Margaret Thatcher’s former ...

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“What could possibly go wrong?”
21st October 2018 by

I well remember the questions a year ago, after I published my annual Budget Outlook, ‘Budgeti...

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