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When it comes to EU top jobs, if you snooze you lose, as Gordon Brown discovered to his cost in 2009In a new briefing published this morning we argue that after the row over Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment, David Cameron can regain the initiative b…

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The first EU debate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage on LBC was for the most part restrained with a surprising amount of detail and substance. Most of the key fault lines in the UK-EU relationship were touched on.However, given that the two men…

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On top of the release of UK trade data, Germany has also put out its latest trade statistics. As this is Germany we’re talking about, the figures are interesting on all kinds of levels. As the graph above shows German trade has recovered since the star…

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In today’s Telegraph, we argue,During Prohibition in America, the bootleggers and Baptists found themselves in an unholy alliance. One liked Prohibition for commercial reasons, the other backed it due to religious conviction. The alliance proved …

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