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So, people have been going on about “Singapore” again. Last week I had to look up information about Singaporean data protection laws – that’s life in the private sector, folks! – and I found something interesting. Brexit fans are very keen on the idea that you could somehow be a “business hub” outside the EU…

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I don’t know about you, but this seems worrying. Wednesday’s Derby Telegraph: When Toyota announced plans to invest £240 million in its Burnaston plant, the car giant called for continued tariff- and barrier-free access between the UK and Europe. Mr Leroy expressed his concerns about the Government’s approach to Brexit in an interview with Reuters…

Read More Very real very real concerns: Derby, Ellesmere Port, and Luton

Alex Massie has long served as “that guy on the Spectator it’s OK to like”, but this post of his serves as an excellent demonstration of a point made here. When this magazine endorsed Brexit, it did so in typically trenchant and elegant fashion. ‘Out and into the world’ we said. The central thesis of…

Read More a hurricane, after all, is a lot of hot air moving in the same direction

While I’m shitting on my own doorstep, what about this post from Paul Cotterill? This is another go-round on his idea of Labour mayors trying to take over the negotiations with the EU so that Liverpool and Manchester (oddly he doesn’t mention London or Sadiq Khan) can stay in the EEA, but it still doesn’t…

Read More No, Steve Rotheram is not taking over the Brexit talks

The Daily Telegraph is suddenly worried about the future of the aviation industry post-Brexit. As well it might be. But I remember distinctly that the source, the Engineering Employers’ Federation, spoke out in this sense during the referendum campaign. So did the individual companies involved, and the trade unions. And the Telegraph thought this was…

Read More the Airbus supply chain, the press, and leopards