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The economy will thrive outside the EU’s protectionist tariff wall

On Monday, Downing Street confirmed its intention for the UK to leave the Customs Union (or the Common External Tariff, CET) when we leave the EU.<p>It …

Sebastian Markbage: Minimal API Surface Area | JSConf EU 2014

Ireland, the EU is playing you like a fiddle

The EU has no shame. It is a completely shame-free zone. How else do we explain the grotesque spectacle of EC President Donald Tusk cosying up to Ireland this weekend, and claiming to respect Irish sovereignty, as if the past 15 years of Brussels treating Ireland as a colonial plaything had never …

This £50 billion EU ‘divorce bill’ is more like a ransom

It’s clear to the British public that these figures are just made up<p>A ‘bill’ is not commonly subject to negotiation. It arrives after a customer has contracted for the purchase of goods or services, whose price — with the unique exception of American health care bills, which are more like muggings …

The Irish stance against Brexit is a dangerous gamble

There is mounting anger at the way the Irish Taoiseach and his team are behaving<p>Never has a European Council been so important to a British prime minister as this December’s is to Theresa May. In No. 10 there has long been a belief that if she can get ‘sufficient progress’ in the Brexit talks to …

Whatever happened to the Brexodus?

Vegetables are rotting in the fields for want of Eastern European pickers, patients are being left untreated thanks to a haemorrhaging of EU nurses, our universities are in peril as European academics flee from a xenophobic Britain which no longer wants them.<p>That, at least, is the picture that is …

The EU must open trade talks with the UK

Let me make it clear at the outset: I was against Brexit. However, I am appalled by the reaction to the referendum of the Europhiles in Brussels and elsewhere in the EU. Instead of taking the right lesson from Brexit, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and French President Emmanuel Macron …

The Harder Brexit Gets, the More Necessary It Seems

The costs of the split in 2019 will be high -- but it might be now or never.<p>Nobody was surprised that the European Union's leaders refused to move the Brexit talks forward at last week's summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk talked of progress and …

Why a ‘no deal’ strategy might just work for Theresa May | Abhinay Muthoo and Siobhan Benita

According to game theory, it’s the best option open to her, but to succeed it needs to be expertly executed. Sadly, there’s no sign of that yet<p>Brexit negotiations are complex but, at their core, they are exactly the same as any other negotiation in life. It is in the interests of both players – in …

Dear smartphone companies, please give us smaller phones

Let's face it: Phones have gotten too large.<p>Ever since the advent of the smartphone, the dimensions of our pocket-sized communication devices have …

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Forget hard or soft. What we need is a quick Brexit

Should the exit bill be €20bn or €40bn? Should the trade deal be the ‘Swiss-plus’ or ‘Canada-lite’? Should our negotiating strategy be the full cliff-edge, or should we opt for the reverse gear? If we had a couple of micro-chip factories for every different version of Brexit on offer, we’d probably …

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How the UK can benefit from a free trade future after Brexit – even outside the single market

The benefits of free trade have been familiar to economists since Adam Smith. Trade encourages specialisation and leads to lower costs, higher …

Jean-Claude Juncker’s EU expansion plans make a powerful case for Brexit

The choice which faced us at the EU referendum has often been presented as lying between the status quo and the unknown, between security and uncertainty. Until the early hours of 24 June last year I was convinced that this would be the clincher: that the British public, though heavily Eurosceptic, …

Europe

No EU city matches London’s unique appeal as a finance hub

With talks underway on the deal to take Britain out of the EU, and the Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier threatening to “educate” the UK about the …

Financial Services

Progressives take note: Brexit means Brexit, so let’s create a vision for it | Ivan Lewis

Remainers must move beyond our grief at the referendum result and unite and rebuild our country<p>I will never forget walking around Manchester town hall in a daze in the early hours of 24 June as it became clear that we were about to witness the seismic shock of the beginning of the end of our …

Why I use Tape Instead of Mocha & So Should You

Measuring Software Quality<p>TL;DR: Mocha is a $150k Porsche Panamera when the best tool for the job is a $30k Tesla Model 3. Don’t waste your resources …

The Brexit talks aren’t just about power, they’re about legitimacy – and the UK urgently needs a vision for the future

Coverage of the Brexit negotiations often focuses on the relative bargaining power of the UK and the EU as they seek to reach a new agreement …

Composing Software: An Introduction

Note: This is the introduction to the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in …

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Getting Started with React Native Development for Windows

Last time, we discussed getting started with React Native development <b>on</b> Windows (for Android). I know, the title was a bit of a tease when all you …

10 Tips for Better Redux Architecture

When I started using React, there was no Redux. There was only the Flux architecture, and about a dozen competing implementations of it.<p>Now there are …

MongoDB: Normalization vs Denormalization

One of the important steps of planning a application is how you will represent your data. How will you organize your database's collections and …

Databases

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Not much of Theresa May’s election campaign resonated with me, but I did agree that no Brexit deal would be better than a bad deal. A bad deal would mean coming away from the negotiation table without reclaiming control of our laws and borders, with a commitment to pay a large exit bill. A good …

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The Good News on Brexit They’re Not Telling You

LONDON — On July 24, trade talks began between Britain and America. All right, they weren’t formally called trade talks: As long as Britain is still in the European Union, it is supposed to contract out all its commercial decisions to Brussels. Officially, the United States trade representative, …

Our Best Practices for Writing React Components – Code == Life

When I first started writing React, I remember seeing many different approaches to writing components, varying greatly from tutorial to tutorial. …

JavaScript

The EU Is Keeping Poor Countries Poor

The EU is no friend to poorer countries, and Brexit will allow us to take a much fairer approach.<p>The EU likes to present itself as a global force for …

Economic Development

The anti-Brexit cognoscenti seem unwilling to welcome any positive economic data

For years now, the cognoscenti of UK economics have complained about the current account deficit and demanded rebalancing; I include in their ranks …

If Britain is the 'sick man' of Europe benchmarking standards have really slipped

Many economies are seeing growth at or below that of Britain but the post-Brexit sick man narrative persists as it suits the agenda of some.<p>Depending …

International trade secretary Liam Fox: UK-EU deal after Brexit should be "one of the easiest in human history" to strike

A trade deal between the UK and EU should be “one of the easiest in human history” to strike, according to international trade secretary Liam Fox.<p>The …

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Kemi Badenoch: from African immigrant to Essex MP, I’ve lived the ‘British dream’

(Our former Spectator colleague Kemi Badenoch gave her maiden speech in the House of Commons earlier on today. It was, in part, a response to the new Corbynista MPs who have been denouncing parliament. Here’s an edited version of what she had to say:-) - I am often inexplicably mistaken for a …

Brexit: A view from Germany

The EU will be the only loser if it plays games over Britain's departure<p><i>Frankfurt</i><p>‘This is not about punishing Great Britain,’ declared Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s interim foreign secretary, on his recent visit to London. I fell about laughing, because this is precisely what’s going on. It is as …

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