The most interesting thing about the new iPhone X is its subtle nod to Brexit

Apple have weaved their magic and produced a new phone – the iPhone X (pronounced iPhone ten). Perhaps the most surprising thing about the bold and beautiful phone is the price. The iPhone X has a price tag of £999 in the UK and $999 in the US. Yes, you read that correctly. As far as Apple is concerned the …

Is the UK heading for a post-Brexit employment crisis?

Did you know, that up to 47% of high-skilled EU citizens employed in the UK are considering leaving the UK within the next five years? A recent survey on employee intention by Deloitte (https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/international-markets/articles/power-up.html ) showed the surprising figure. Whether it is the lower Pound, or the unwelcoming feel post Brexit, matters not. The threat to the job market matters …

We predicted Brexit would happen because we thought differently – now we have some advice about the Brexit talks

Many years working in law, diplomacy, and yes even the military, have taught us that in negotiations and operations defeat is certain if one thinks of only one’s own perspective.. “Time spent in recognisance is seldom wasted”, is a phrase well known to military planners. Likewise, good lawyers and diplomatic negotiators know what their side wants out of a negotiation …

Post-Brexit, Britain could become Europe’s trade door to the world – and it’s all down to China

Our fascination with Europe and Brexit is perhaps obscuring the two greatest changes and opportunities in global trade. These are happening neither in European nor Anglo-Saxon countries, but in China and Africa. Next week Britain will host a Commonwealth Trade meeting in London. This is the time to start resetting the tone of Britain’s engagement with the world, post-Brexit. Pre-Brexit, …

The glass is both half full and half empty with Brexit

Donald Trump’s first weeks in the Whitehouse have overshadowed what would otherwise have been the major issue in the media: Brexit. Over the last few days the British Parliament has voted to endorse Britain’s departure from the trade block, the Minister charged with leading the UK’s negotiations has delivered a Brexit White Paper, and the Bank of England has upgraded …

Social Media making ‘Truth’ in Brexit very hard to find

More and more people are speaking out against social media algorithms. Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently spoke out against the dangers of polarising opinions based on some unknown algorithm created by a social media overlord. Here in the UK the most obvious target for algorithms is Brexit. A shocking survey conducted by Brexit Advisory Services (www.brexitadvisoryservices.co.uk) reveals that nearly …

This Commonwealth visa system could save post-Brexit Britain from obscurity

However, I take the Prime Minister, Theresa May at her word – “Brexit means Brexit” – so now we must now turn our minds to creating post-Brexit Britain. What will the narrative of a post-EU Britain be? How will we look at ourselves as Britons, and how do we wish to be perceived in the world? What opportunities can we …

Investors withdraw £3.5bn from UK investment funds since Brexit

June saw the largest exodus from investment funds since records began, according to The Daily Telegraph. However experts are warning that some investors who sold funds in June may well end up regretting their decision as predictions of a market meltdown have so far proven to be wrong. The pre-emptive sell-off, coupled with grave warnings of Armageddon, may well have …

Forbes warns “the bill to the world for Brexit will be huge”

Editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, Steve Forbes, has warned his readers that “the bill to the world for Brexit will be huge” and “far beyond the stock market hits it let loose”. Forbes, who ran for US President in 2000, pointed to five issues that need to be watched: Investor uncertainty: why would you put money at risk if you do …