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    All the discussion about the UK border quarantine measures and the air corridor exemptions which have now been announced, – … Continue reading "The UK needs to open up for business, not just summer holidays" The post The UK needs to open up for business, not just summer

    As a Member of Parliament representing a Port constituency I am acutely aware of modern slavery – the ruthless exploitation … Continue reading "It Still Happens Here: Fighting UK Slavery in the 2020s" The post It Still Happens Here: Fighting UK Slavery in the 2020s appe

    The post If we get a WTO Brexit the EU will only have itself to blame appeared first on Reaction.

    As a founder of the Quintessentially Group, Ben Elliot purports to arrange almost anything for the rich. But even this … Continue reading "Adam Boulton Diary: Could Covid-19 spell the end of the party conference?" The post Adam Boulton Diary: Could Covid-19 spell the en

    Oh no, not another bung to the housing market. At least our dynamic young Chancellor left extending Help to Buy … Continue reading "Neil Collins Notebook: Sunak feeds our addiction to rising house prices" The post Neil Collins Notebook: Sunak feeds our addiction to risi

    “Please nip back to the department and ask them to sort their bloody selves out, because if not Cummings is … Continue reading "Cummings is right – broken defence procurement is an open secret" The post Cummings is right – broken defence procurement is an open secret ap

    Conservative backbenchers have become comfortable with the idea of inflating, rather than cutting, the country out of economic crisis. A … Continue reading "Big spender Sunak leaves Labour with nowhere to go" The post Big spender Sunak leaves Labour with nowhere to go a

    Clever investment or white elephant? Every government project attracts this sort of scrutiny, but it’s latest venture into the space … Continue reading "Into the unknown: government bets $500m on satellite company OneWeb" The post Into the unknown: government bets $500m

    As Rishi Sunak announces that the government will pay the wages of hundreds of thousands of young adults for 25 hours a … Continue reading "Tory benefits policy under coronavirus is finally helping the poorest" The post Tory benefits policy under coronavirus is finally

    Dishy Rishi has got it done. Again. Today the Chancellor stepped up to the despatch box and delivered a statement … Continue reading "Dishy Rishi must nurture Britain’s start-up culture" The post Dishy Rishi must nurture Britain’s start-up culture appeared first on Reac

    Sometimes the pendulum of history swings upon the finest of margins. So was the result of Poland’s latest Presidential election, … Continue reading "Poland’s liberal opposition dealt bitter blow in knife-edge presidential race" The post Poland’s liberal opposition dealt

    News of the Great Firewall descending upon Hong Kong, with the police empowered to censor online speech, shut down platforms … Continue reading "What it’s like to live under the Great Firewall of China" The post What it’s like to live under the Great Firewall of China a

    In March 2020, a state of emergency was introduced in Serbia to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time, the billboards across Belgrade appeared … Continue reading "Belgrade is embracing China as it ditches its Russian alliance" The post Belgrade is embracing Chi

    The scale of America’s problem is hard to fathom but so too, sometimes, are the maths. Donald Trump was mocked … Continue reading "Is Trump right about America’s fatality rate? It’s all in the maths" The post Is Trump right about America’s fatality rate? It’s all in the

    Well, he’s just gone ahead and done it. The new French government announced yesterday finally dispenses with the myth that … Continue reading "En Marche takes a sharp turn to the right" The post En Marche takes a sharp turn to the right appeared first on Reaction.

    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has announced the implementation of the UK’s first autonomous human rights sanctions regime, which gives the … Continue reading "Raab sanctions herald a more robust global Britain" The post Raab sanctions herald a more robust global Britai

    During the course of Vladimir Putin’s hours of triumph these past few days, in which the enormous parade to commemorate … Continue reading "Putin may appear all-powerful but Russia’s Caesar is mortal, too" The post Putin may appear all-powerful but Russia’s Caesar is mo

    Before he’d even had the chance to speak at Mount Rushmore on Friday, Donald Trump had already made headlines by … Continue reading "Incendiary Trump risks setting America on fire" The post Incendiary Trump risks setting America on fire appeared first on Reaction.

    Hot on the heels of Sino-British tensions over Huawei and Beijing’s responsibility for the Covid-19 pandemic comes a fresh confrontation, … Continue reading "No point cowering before an arrogant, imperialist Chinese government" The post No point cowering before an arrog

    This morning, in praising his prime minister, Edouard Philippe – a friend and confidant for the best part of two … Continue reading "With the French left resurgent this is Macron’s last throw of the dice" The post With the French left resurgent this is Macron’s last thr

    All the discussion about the UK border quarantine measures and the air corridor exemptions which have now been announced, – … Continue reading "The UK needs to open up for business, not just summer holidays" The post The UK needs to open up for business, not just summer

    A personal view from Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. To subscribe and/or view previous editions just google … Continue reading "Debt and taxes" The post Debt and taxes appeared first on Reaction.

    There is no limit to the quantity of money that can be created by a central bank such as the … Continue reading "Modern Monetary Theory: the economists who say huge government debt doesn’t matter" The post Modern Monetary Theory: the economists who say huge government d

    A personal view from Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. To subscribe and/or view previous editions just google … Continue reading "Climate: the next great challenge" The post Climate: the next great challenge appeared first on Reaction.

    What will happen to British financial services after Brexit? Amid rows over fishing, car manufacturing, and agriculture, financial services have … Continue reading "Britain has the chance to beat Brussels with financial services reform" The post Britain has the chance t

    In June 2016 the MIT Media Lab launched a game called Moral Machine. Players were presented with a version of … Continue reading "Lockdown was a disaster for jobs and health" The post Lockdown was a disaster for jobs and health appeared first on Reaction.

    The Covid-19 pandemic will deepen existing divergences between EU member states. By the end of 2021, GDP per capita in … Continue reading "Coronavirus will accelerate the digital revolution" The post Coronavirus will accelerate the digital revolution appeared first on R

    In June 1348, people in England began reporting mysterious symptoms. They started off as mild and vague: headaches, aches, and … Continue reading "How pandemics past and present have fuelled the growth of mega-corporations and state power" The post How pandemics past an

    The British government borrowing figures for May have been published and they are big league statistics. Public sector debt at … Continue reading "Enterprise and innovation, not state control, will power the recovery" The post Enterprise and innovation, not state contro

    Once upon a time, there were six firms of accountants in the premier league. Then two of them proposed to … Continue reading "EY faces an existential threat" The post EY faces an existential threat appeared first on Reaction.

    All the discussion about the UK border quarantine measures and the air corridor exemptions which have now been announced, – … Continue reading "The UK needs to open up for business, not just summer holidays" The post The UK needs to open up for business, not just summer

    A personal view from Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. To subscribe and/or view previous editions just google … Continue reading "Debt and taxes" The post Debt and taxes appeared first on Reaction.

    Clever investment or white elephant? Every government project attracts this sort of scrutiny, but it’s latest venture into the space … Continue reading "Into the unknown: government bets $500m on satellite company OneWeb" The post Into the unknown: government bets $500m

    My two daughters are about to buy their first homes. Both had been waiting impatiently for Rishi Sunak’s mini-Budget, setting … Continue reading "Not bad, Rishi, but it’s job creation that will keep Britain in business" The post Not bad, Rishi, but it’s job creation tha

    There is no limit to the quantity of money that can be created by a central bank such as the … Continue reading "Modern Monetary Theory: the economists who say huge government debt doesn’t matter" The post Modern Monetary Theory: the economists who say huge government d

    A personal view from Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. To subscribe and/or view previous editions just google … Continue reading "Climate: the next great challenge" The post Climate: the next great challenge appeared first on Reaction.

    The Committee on Climate Change would like to make our lives a little more miserable. Its latest proposal is to outlaw sales … Continue reading "Neil Collins Notebook: How to make our lives worse" The post Neil Collins Notebook: How to make our lives worse appeared firs

    One of the City’s most prominent crowdfunding aggregators, Nextfin, has launched a campaign to persuade the Chancellor to do more … Continue reading "Nextfin CEO campaigns for investment relief to save start-ups" The post Nextfin CEO campaigns for investment relief to s

    As the coronavirus pandemic pummels the economy one of the worst hit sectors is retail. With all but essential shops … Continue reading "Primark survives UK retail wipe-out" The post Primark survives UK retail wipe-out appeared first on Reaction.

    As the pandemic shuts down the global economy the aviation industry is proving one of the worst hit sectors. High … Continue reading "Crash landing: Pandemic remaking the aviation industry" The post Crash landing: Pandemic remaking the aviation industry appeared first o

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