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3 May 2018 Lens on the Week UK CUSTOMS UNION: The vexed topic of the Customs Union continues to dominate the Brexit debate. On the table for Wednesday’s cabinet was the Customs Partnership, an arrangement under which Britain would collect tariffs on imports at the EU rate and then refund the difference between those rates
03 May 2018 Bye, Bye, Amber Ruddy figures. By John Watson Readers who fish for trout will already have spotted the analogy. Put a big bushy dry fly at the end of your line and attach a much smaller fly to it by, say, 8 inches of lightweight nylon. Cast upstream so that the big
03 May 2018 Snakes and Ladders World leaders throw the dice. By Neil Tidmarsh Well, at least Chancellor Merkel got a handshake from President Trump, which is more than she managed a year ago when they last met. And if she only had barely three hours with Mr Trump, compared to President Macron’s three days,
03 May 2018 Carney or Karno? The Bank may be due a custard pie. By Frank O’Nomics Theatre impresario and comedian Fred Karno is renowned for popularizing the custard-pie-in-the face gag over one hundred years ago. Recent comments from Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, suggest that he may be setting himself up for the
3 May 2018 A Bump in the Road Keep your eyes on the carriageway by J R Thomas These are not happy times to reach the top of the slippery pole of politics. We live in an era and with technology where the voice of the populace grows ever louder, and more immediate, and angry.
3 May 2018 Diary of a Corbynista An inadvertently misleading week by Don Urquhart 26 April It’s a week until the local elections. What impact will the anti-Semitism issue have in London where there are many Jewish people? Will they be influenced by the attacks on Corbyn by The Board of Deputies of British Jews
03 May 2018 French Conspiracy Another Louis! By Chin Chin Louis, I ask you! Fifth in line to the throne of England and with a French name. And not just any French name either. It’s a name which has been borne by nineteen French kings, one of them hyphenated and another, even more pretentiously, canonised.