The anti-establishment tide across the world isn't just restricted to the world of politics; it's also sweeping away traditional fintech and allowing digital currencies to flourish.
A friend of mine has a wonderful job for a political addict - a global bank pays him to write reports analysing politics in countries around the world. If he thinks it's relevant, he can write about it, and since the bank operates everywhere, virtually all markets are relevant. My friend is as knowledgeable discussing Thailand's palace intrigues as he is discussing the nuances of the New Hampshire primaries.
Even if democracy did not encourage a more educated citizenry, it would still be the only morally defensible way to decide the laws that govern society, and would still be the best guarantor of liberty and rights. Lasch's argument, however, is worth remembering the next time someone wheels out ancient platitudes about people being too stupid for democracy to work.
During the EU referendum campaign Boris Johnson, having thrown his considerable weight behind "Leave" gave a series of interviews and wrote a series of articles demonstrating a serious lack of understanding about how the EU works and how its laws operate.
It's nearly three months since the idea of a national protest by and in support of migrants in the UK on Feb 20 next year went viral on social media. ...
Since the EU Referendum result, a great rewriting of history has occurred. Remainers continue to claim the 'Leave' vote was only about immigration, an...
NHS workforce planners need to act now to reduce the impact of 'worse case' scenarios, post Brexit. Even if the worst case does not materialise, this research reveals enough about how difficult things might get to warrant serious investment in our nursing workforce to ensure we can meet future demand.
The vote to leave the EU has divided the nation causing generational, geographical and cultural splits within communities and families, many of whom will be coming together for the first time this Christmas.
Last week, we conducted two online discussion groups to explore the Brexit-related views of senior decision-makers in small businesses (with 1-50 employees) and medium sized organisations (250-999 employees). Participants were chosen from a spread of different industries, sectors, and views of Brexit - both in terms of how they voted and how they think the result has affected their business.
A Prime Minister cannot afford to give the impression of being the victim of the events. In Brussels on Thursday, Theresa May looked to the entire world like a person who was not in control of events. She will now struggle to live down that image.
It is crucial that we now capture and garner the mobilisation of young people before they become disillusioned with a politics that continues to misrepresent the vast majority of them. We must ensure that the youth feel listened to in the negotiations, and that they have a say.
Maybe Brexit wasn't what you wanted. And maybe it was. But, this summer, Brexit brought together strangers from Britain, Russia and Czech Republic on a night flight where they shared food and political opinions. And that is a good thing.
The great boon of the EU was that people could move to another European country and find work and make a home. They were entitled to education and healthcare there, just like home-grown citizens. They had rights. Their qualifications were recognised and they could set up a business without too much palaver... The moral stance has to be that we in the UK should immediately make a declaration that all persons living in the UK currently who are from other EU states will be entitled to acquire special permanent residence. It should be a new status - not the traditional permanent residence which requires living here for five years and has strings attached. It should be about proving that you are actually living here at the time of the declaration.
Until June, we had plans; now everything is on hold. We bought a house earlier this year, which I don't dare to furnish in case we have to leave. I have stopped unpacking the boxes. My husband needs to start applying for a renewal of the grant that funds his programme of research right now. But should he? Or should he consider a position elsewhere? We don't know.
Abbott isn't a Thatcherite, of course. Anything but. She is, on virtually all things, on the side of the angels in a head-to-head with Thatcher. Yet it is weird how, when it comes to the subject of immigration, she and so many others on the Left are willing to suddenly embrace the philosophy of a woman they have spent their lives opposing.
Today (December 10) is the International Day for Animal Rights and it is a perfect opportunity to confront the biggest challenge facing animal lovers and advocates alike: how to defend animal welfare legislation as Britain prepares to leave the EU.