Piers Morgan dismantles Sturgeon’s independence plan for Scotland – ‘join the EU’s queue’

The heated debate began when Piers Morgan asked the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader about her ambitions to rejoin the EU if Scotland voted for independence. The ITV Good Morning Britain host said: “Hypothetically if you won a referendum and Scotland votes outright and becomes its own entity, I think it is going to be […]

Piers Morgan reveals how he would solve Brexit – ‘Call EU’s BLUFF and send FARAGE’

The Good Morning Britain host grew increasingly frustrated with Remainer guest Kevin Maguire’s claims that parts of Brexit were “undeliverable”. Mr Morgan blasted back: “This is what the Remoaners always say. It’s undeliverable because we have a Remainer Prime Minister and a three-quarter Remain parliament. “That’s why it’s undeliverable.” The TV veteran went on to […]

The EU’s unbundling directive is reinforcing the power of scale

ANEW YEAR often begins with a headache. For asset managers and brokers, last year’s pain was intensified by the European Union’s revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2), which came into force on January 3rd 2018. Among other things MiFID 2 obliged fund managers (the “buy side”, in industry argot) to pay brokers (the […]

Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party surges in polls amid EU’s Eurosceptic wave

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have gained ground in a recent poll, pulling almost even with the ruling Social Democrats, ahead of an election in September. Similar parties have won recent elections in Slovenia and Italy. The poll, conducted for Sweden’s Expressen newspaper and published Monday, has put the Sweden Democrats in second place, with 21 […]

Facebook explains how it will comply with the EU’s GDPR

After a lot of scandal and a great deal of confusion, Facebook has finally made clear what its privacy settings will look like in the wake of Europe’s forthcoming GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). In a news release, the company said that everyone, no matter where they live, will be asked to review information […]

EU’s ‘dictatorial’ nature helps US & UK hold sway in Skripal case – Senator Richard Black to RT

It didn’t take much effort for the US and UK to make the EU fall in line in the Skripal case, Virginia State Senator Richard Black told RT. The bloc is a “soft dictatorship” in which only key players need to be swayed, he said. The White House’s claims that it played a key role […]

What the EU’s latest data protection law means for chatbot makers and marketers

GUEST: What follows is an overview of the upcoming GDPR legislation and, above all, an invite to anticipate the consequences of this new regulation and start thinking about the actions you need to undertake. It is absolutely not legal advice; GDPR is a pretty serious matter (keep reading to see how serious it is) and […]

Egos & in-fighting: Cracks reported in EU’s Brexit front with leaders ‘not happy’ about Barnier

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:33 Edited time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:34 The “colossal ego” of chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is said to be angering other EU officials, after the French politician slammed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s trade deal hopes, despite reportedly being warned not to. On Monday, Barnier revealed – seemingly without […]

Will Britain get its share of EU’s 42,000 bottles of wine & £13mn artwork after Brexit?

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 15:57 Britain must get its fair share of the EU’s 42,000 bottles of wine and fine art worth £13 million ($ 17.4 million) during Brexit negotiations, Tory Brexiteer Sir Edward Leigh has said. He urged ministers to “promise to take back control” of the collections. British negotiators are expected to […]