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Immigration: fraying at the edges

Whatever finding the ECJ might come up with in relation to the UK position on migration and benefits, there is no question that this is a highly sensitive issue. And latest on the blocks in a potential confrontation with the Commission is Germany. It is strengthening...

Energy: that’s telling ’em

Fresh from his parliamentary victory on zoonotic TB, Owen Paterson was in Cornwall yesterday, giving them what for on windmills. Simon Jenkins isn’t too happy either, but he feels that yesterday’s government announcement on wind turbines is not going to...

UK politics: Builder Burgers rampant

And yes, this is the same Gerald Batten who believes invoking Article 50 is a “humiliating and dishonourable course of action”.With a hitherto unrealised sense of humour, though, David Cameron is today to attend the meeting in Watford, driving the wuzzies...

UK politics: a change in dynamics

In terms of the coming election, we were facing an interesting electoral dynamic, where the leader of the Conservative Party was more popular than his party, while the leader of the Labour Party was less so. We were thus looking to a contest of relative popularities,...

EU politics: decline and fall

We’ve been watching the growing trade dispute between the EU and China over the solar panels, with China retaliating by launching an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against European wine.Not too much should be made of this – we’ve had...

Corporates: the rip-off continues

Network Rail opened its books today, says the Evening Standard revealing that its net debt has soared past £30 billion, while train punctuality continues to decline. The debt, which is guaranteed by the Government, rose from £27.28 billion in 2011/12 to more than...

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