Blogs from Downtown in Business

Cheating their way to Brexit

Let’s call it out What truly dreadful week it has been. What a vindication for those who claim politicians are liars and cheats. I’ve always argued against this lazy generalisation, but some of them have shown that they are this week. I do not believe that the Chairman of the Conservative Party, Brandon Lewis, broke […]

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Glorious defeat?

There is no doubt that the England squad that flew out to the World Cup tournament in Russia a few weeks ago was the most understated of any English national team of modern times. For Gareth Southgate to guide his young Lions to the Semi-Final of the competition was, undoubtedly, an achievement, but without wishing […]

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No deal a real possibility

Dog’s Brexitfast The White Paper and the Chequers Deal are a dog’s breakfast not a basis for Brexit. It is highly unlikely the EU is going to accept its “cake and eat it” approach. They may be bribed by losing the £39 divorce bill but will probably conclude that the fearsome complexity of it all […]

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Come on ‘In-ger-land’

I am not a huge fan of international football. I wrote recently about the corruption behind the FIFA decision to host the World Cup in Russia this year, and my experience of England football supporters that follow the team is, let’s just say for diplomacy’s sake, not particularly good. The use of the St George’s […]

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Have you heard the one about the American and the Liverpool planner?

An American property entrepreneur rocks up in Liverpool to attend the International Business Festival. She has never been to the city before and she is blown away with the beauty, energy, and friendliness of the place; so much so, that she decides to explore the potential of investing some of the £900m investment she has […]

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