Jonty’s Jottings

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Economics, trade and Brexit, not necessarily in that order but the dog always comes first.
Created 09 Nov 2020
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  • 47 years and counting
    08 Apr 2022 4 0
    Lord Frost’s latest claim, in an attack on the threat of “arch remainers”, is that since the UK was in the EU for 47 years we can only judge whether Brexit is a success 47 years after leaving. The hug...
  • Looks matter, ask Dorian
    07 Apr 2022 3 0
    They say that politics is show business for ugly people, but the Chancellor is a well turned out, good looking, young chap and it has done him no harm. But actions matter as well, they have to look an...
  • Even Chancellor's need friends.
    06 Apr 2022 1 0
    The Treasury seems to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. The latest row is over green energy measures, which are a win win solution to both climate change and energy bills. They tak...
  • Making things worse....
    05 Apr 2022 1 0
    When the Minister for Brexit opportunities can only think of three opportunities, none of which he has discovered, and two of which seem to have nothing to do with Brexit, you know there is a problem....
  • My enemies' enemy......
    04 Apr 2022 2 0
    Some Brexit supporters are delighted at the Hungarian election results. Why? Because Viktor Orban is an enemy of Brussels, anti the Euro and “pro national rights”. The fact that he is also pro-Putin, ...
  • Try to remember
    02 Apr 2022 2 0
    I woke up this morning to hear and read about how shale gas is the future. How it can solve the energy crisis and bring down prices. While producing vast amounts of shale gas would make the UK less de...
  • Visceral hatred ....
    01 Apr 2022 1 1
    I see that the Chancellor is now briefing against the OBR, the very watchdog set up to check his figures and make sure he isn’t misleading the nation. I wonder why? Could it be that the Office for Bud...
  • Uses of Article 16
    31 Mar 2022 1 0
    The Brexit ultras are out again, campaigning for the immediate implementation of Article 16. This time on the grounds that Sinn Fein might win the election in Northern Ireland. Leaving aside the simpl...
  • A price worth paying
    30 Mar 2022 2 0
    Rishi Sunak seems to have let the cat out of the bag. When he says"From this point forward my priority is to keep cutting taxes, not to increase public spending" he means it. Besides the fact that he ...
  • The true cost of Brexit revealed
    29 Mar 2022 3 0
    “It was always inevitable if you change the exact nature of your trading relationship with the EU, that was always going to have an impact on trade flows,” Well there you have it, apparently it was ob...
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