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Unasked questions

So, Hammond acknowledges that the people of Scotland were being unfairly penalised by the VAT levied on Scotland’s emergency services. So, why did the British government persist in this unfair treatment for so long? Why did they only rectify the … Continue reading

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A broken system

What Philip Hammond meant to say was a fairly reasonable comment. Economies are more organic than mechanical. They adapt to change. If, over the ages, technological innovation had impacted in the mechanistic way commonly predicted, there would be no employed … Continue reading

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Transition to what?

Just to clarify, what Philip Hammond is talking about is an extra “transitional period”. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty allows for a two year transitional period. We are in that transitional period now. It expires at the end of … Continue reading

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