The core message is: the UK has an amazing deal, If we leave, it may never be available again. If Brexit is not the dream that is promised we would be cap in hand, accepting whatever is offered. We have a respected and powerful voice, and a vital part to play in a much bigger world stage than that of Little Britain
After months of anticipation, heated debate and brash headlines, tomorrow the UK takes to the voting booth to decide its future relationship with the ...
This is not the kind of country I want Britain to be. We can and should be a tolerant, open, outward-looking country. Our politics should be a lively, energetic exchange of views, where ideas are robustly challenged in a climate that respects the individuals involved in the debate.
Brexit may well produce a nasty recession. There may well be years of legal and constitutional uncertainty. But rest easy, the lawyers will be OK.
Many thousands of words have been written on the subject of how the UK will fare should we vote to leave the European Union on 23 June... However, it is likely that many fewer words have been written describing the balanced view - that while there will undoubtedly be some uncertainty, it is inevitable that there will be some very substantial economic benefits too.
Up to three million British jobs are linked to the UK's membership in the world's largest single market. It's a market of more than 500million consumers, offering unparalleled opportunities for investment and trade while guaranteeing openness, transparency and security. EU trading partners buy 44% of all British exports, more than 300,000 British businesses operate in other EU countries and it provides great support for thousands of start-ups each year. I have yet to hear a convincing reason why the UK should give that up.
Buffett taught me that if one wishes to build wealth they should build businesses and that makes sense. The average S&P 500 company has a yield of about 1.5% after all, so if you were aiming to earn an income of say $100,000 per year you would need about $1.66 million worth of stock to earn that through dividend.
Through Escape the City, I often met high-flying professionals who wanted to ditch their day-to-day routines in order to 'find more meaning' and 'change the world'. I must have talked to at least a thousand millennials who stated the same dream of owning a business that also improved society.
Scaling - the annual growth of plus twenty percent - might be a dream for many small businesses, but it is an achievable one. The key is to work sensibly, practically, and methodically, without letting extraneous variables take control.
Many young people fear that they will not be able to travel freely if we leave the EU. That is nonsense. People can travel freely across the globe now and indeed were able to before we joined the Common Market in 1973. But I agree with this desire to break down the borders and that is what we can do in economic and trading terms outside the EU.
We'll never be able to predict perfectly what the future workplace could look like. But the bottom line is, businesses and individuals need to be prepared so they are in a stronger position for whatever the new world holds.
Endless reports have referred to an imbalance in funding between higher education and vocational education and the traditional stigma that is associat...
Labour is calling for a vote to remain in Europe at next week's referendum because we believe staying in the European Union offers our people a better future in terms of jobs, investment, rights at work and environmental protection.
The attempts to bully and intimidate voters into voting remain have become increasingly ludicrous. It begs the question: how do all those countries outside the EU manage on their own? Most of them do just fine. In fact, most countries outside the EU are doing better than many inside the EU.
Taken together, the chances for each one of these eight conditions for Brexit's success are not great. The chances of some subset of them happening are very slim. The chances of all of them happening are as close to zero as you can get.
The UK is a great success story and is now the fifth largest economy in the world. Our international trading history speaks for itself and English is now the international language of trade. But the global economy of today is very different to what it was when we joined the EEC, now the EU. Export opportunities in Europe are slowing and export opportunities outside Europe are twice as large and growing faster.