Clean Brexit – Liam Halligan’s New Book is now available

Clean Brexit Why Leaving the EU Still Makes Sense – Building a Post-Brexit Economy for All By Liam Halligan and Gerard Lyons In this optimistic and inclusive guide, Sunday Telegraph columnist Liam Halligan and renowned economic forecaster Gerard Lyons cut through the complexity and spin to offer a vision of how Britain, and the world, can make a great success of Brexit. ‘We are linked to …

Britain would be mad to call Barnier’s bluff – Philippe Legrain for CapX – 4th September 2017

Michel Barnier and David Davis looked jovial as they left their joint press conference last Thursday. But while the Brexit negotiations haven’t yet broken down in acrimony, they have reached an impasse, notably over money. Hotheads are now suggesting that Britain should “call Barnier’s bluff” and prepare for a no-deal Brexit. But that would be a catastrophic blunder. The current standoff over …

Connect are delighted to announce we are now exclusively representing Eímear Noone Composer and Conductor

COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR, WORLD OF WARCRAFT Eímear Noone is an award-winning Irish composer and conductor, resident in Malibu, California. She splits her time between composing for video games, feature films, TV and commercials, and conducting classical concerts and game music. Eímear composed and conducted for the iconic video game World of Warcraft and the expansion, Warlords of Draenor. The score …

The EU-Japan agreement is a blow to protectionism and Brexit – By Philippe Legrain for CapX July 2017

With free trade under threat from protectionists such as Donald Trump, the landmark trade agreement between the European Union and Japan is a huge achievement. While the deal is an outline that leaves some of the thorny details to be worked out, the world’s largest single market and the third-largest national economy have agreed in principle to abolish most import duties on their …

Globalisation is in Peril – Defend it with all your might – article by Philippe Legrain for CapX – June 2017.

Grave New World – Stephen King’s new blockbuster – conjures up images of Orwellian dystopia and The Walking Dead. But the title doesn’t belong to a new thriller or horror novel. Instead it is a deadly serious warning from a leading economist that globalisation – or at least the liberal, Western-led variety of it – is under threat. Which begs the question: can it be …

Thomas Wright has just published his first book All Measures Short of War – First review is by the FT …. read below

All Measures Short of War by Thomas Wright — the price of power Gideon Rachman on a convincing case against ‘America First’ foreign policy  by: Gideon Rachman Financial Times – 09/06/2017 Donald Trump’s “America First” philosophy marks a profound break with the liberal and internationalist ideas that have shaped US foreign policy since the second world war. Thomas Wright of the …

Our Cyberpsychologist Dr. Mary Aiken spoke at the Hay Festival last week and was intereviewed The Telegraph about Facebook moderators ….

Facebook moderators ‘develop PTSD because they are exposed to the worst content on the internet’ Anita Singh, The Telegraph – arts and entertainment editor, hay festival Facebook moderators are developing post-traumatic stress disorder because the company is using them as “human filters” for the most horrific content on the internet, according to a leading cyber expert. The social media giant announced this month …

After Brexit and Trump, finally some good news. Emmanuel Macron triumphed over Marine Le Pen’s far-right populism with an agenda to shake up France and engage with Europe and the world. Read Philippe Legrain’s article to find out what’s next?

Has Populism Peaked? by Philippe Legrain – Project Syndicate    LONDON – After last year, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as president, xenophobic nationalism was beginning to seem irresistible. Yet France has now become the biggest power to buck the trend, electing as its president the socially liberal, …