Opinions

WTO schedules - what do they really mean

Last week news emerged that the joint UK/EU attempt to solve the issue of World Trade Organisation (WTO) ‘schedules’ relating to tariff rate quotas had been rejected by other WTO members.

Brexit Briefing No.8

The fragile Spanish state imploded this week, Conservative Party conference saw greater unity on the government's Brexit approach and whilst the Prime Minister struggled with her vocal chords, the European Parliament resorted to shouting loudly in an attempt to make its voice heard on the Europea

Brexit Briefing No.7

A German election result no one predicted, a French President setting out a Napoleonic grand vision for European reform and another formal round of Brexit negotiations between David Davis and Michel Barnier. This was a week which may shape the future direction of the EU and Brexit.

Brexit Briefing No.6

Although there were no official negotiations this week, it has arguably been the most significant week in the Article 50 process since the two sides first met in June.

Brexit Briefing No. 4

This week has been relatively calm as there are no formal negotiations, although the EU is releasing further updated position papers on issues including Ireland today, and attention in Brussels has been focused on the final stages of the German elections, including Sunday’s TV debate between Chan

The Sun is Rising on a New Era in UK-Japan Relations

The UK-Japan relationship, never indifferent, not always easy, goes back a long way, with deep economic and cultural ties binding our two countries together since the signature of the Anglo-Japanese friendship treaty in 1854 as Japan’s 200 year Sakoku period came to end.

Cricket and Kolpaks, the Brexit link

On the surface Brexit shouldn't have too much direct influence on sport, as sport is governed by international organisations such as FIFA and UEFA, but scratch beneath the surface and Brexit could have a serious impact on many of our domestic teams and leagues.