Tony Blair once again calls for another EU referendum.

It's fair to say that Tony Blair was not on top form this morning during his interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. John Humphreys was all over him like a rash, pointing out the inconsistencies of his arguments and reminding him of an important word: democracy. Blair didn't even rule out a third referendum if the second one didn't go his way. Continue reading

Free Trade Must Win

On a day when the press is rightly reporting concern surrounding the decision by a US court to place tariffs on the aerospace and transport company Bombardier, there is no more appropriate time for Dan Hannan to be launching a new group, the Institute for Free Trade (IFT), to restate the benefits of the free market. As Dan explains in BrexitCentral this morning, leaving the European Union gives us a unique opportunity to write a new trade policy from scratch. Indeed, the UK must cast aside the twin threats of Marxist Corbynistas at home and protectionist barriers abroad to succeed after Brexit. To achieve that we need to restate the case in a more appealing fashion to win the argument and ensure the UK can become better off out economically (as well as politically).  Continue reading

An ambitious speech but will the EU listen?

Theresa May’s speech in Florence this afternoon was said to be her most significant speech on Brexit since what she delivered earlier this year at Lancaster House. Rory Broomfield, Director of Better Off Out, responds: Continue reading

Let’s back Boris’s “positive vision” of UK’s future not Juncker’s “nightmare,” says independent Labour Peer

The independent Labour Peer, Lord Stoddart of Swindon has welcomed Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson’s controversial intervention in the ongoing debate about the Brexit negotiations.  Lord Stoddart said: “I congratulate the Foreign Secretary for having the courage to write about a positive vision of the future of our great country, in the face of so much pessimism from gutless politicians who seem to have no faith in our country or its prospects. Continue reading