• So, you think the euro’s a failure?

    As the Eurozone countries find themselves once again in the position of having to play the bank of Mum and Dad to Tsipras the usual “euro-is-dead” critics are out in force. Needless to say, most of these critics neither live nor work in a Eurozone country, which does rather beg the question why they are all so… Continue Reading

  • Focusing on the Positive. Believing in Tomorrow

    Anger. Shock. Despair. Fear. First Brexit. Now Trump. Tempting to believe “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” Don’t. Despair encourages populism. Defeatism strengthens fear. Anger feeds the monster. We are better than that. We must be more confident in our message assured that there are literally millions and millions of us… Continue Reading

  • Why the EU referendum results are not clear

    At the Conservative Party Conference in October Theresa May made three bold statements: The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. This is the last in a series of three posts challenging Theresa May’s statements. The purpose is not to ridicule the British voter who, in good… Continue Reading

  • Why the EU referendum is not the will of the people

    At the Conservative Party conference Theresa May declared: The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. Hard Brexiteers are hoping that this will become accepted wisdom and mainstream political thinking. In a series of three posts euperspectives will put the case why the referendum is not legitimate, why it is… Continue Reading

  • Why the EU referendum is not legitimate

    Last week at the Conservative Party conference Theresa May made three bold statements: The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate. The people gave their answer with emphatic clarity. Hard Brexiteers are hoping that this will become accepted wisdom and mainstream political thinking. To challenge the results is for “sore losers” who can not accept… Continue Reading

  • Food for a Brave New World

    Kathleen Garnett Over the past year we have seen Chem China merging with Syngenta from Switzerland. We see the two American giants, Dow Chemical and Du Pont looking to tie the knot once regulatory approval for their marriage of convenience has been agreed and we see Bayer aggressively wooing Monsanto. What were six will soon… Continue Reading