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Why has no other country tried to leave the EU?

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I had an interesting conversation the other day with someone from another EU country (Holland) and it led to something of a thought experiment. Why has no other country ever tried to leave the EU? I…

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Pre-election analysis – the UK’s Trump v’s the rebel alliance

Originally posted on daryanblog:
So its possible we’ll have an early election, thought probably not as early as Boris Johnson wants. He seems to be hoping that by bringing a bit of Trump like behaviour to the UK he can…

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Populists, corruption and disaster capitalism

Originally posted on daryanblog:
If I was to tell you about a newly installed government, whose minsters and party donors were making millions betting against their own country via offshore firms, who openly earn large sums in kickbacks for a…

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News roundup

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I’ve been off on business for the last few weeks, hence the long silences. So, while I deal with the jet lag, I thought it would be a good idea to give a rundown of events…

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Trump and the truth about taxes

Originally posted on daryanblog:
Some details of Trump’s tax returns leaked recently, which seemed to suggest that he hasn’t paid any taxes for ten years due to the fact he’s lost over a billion dollars over that period. So doesn’t…

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A spoiler alert for the EU elections

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The UK’s local election results (in England, Scotland wasn’t voting this time around) have shown a massive swing away from the pro-brexit parties, towards pro-remain parties. Now while it is certainly true that local elections tend…

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Varsity blues

Originally posted on daryanblog:
I’ve meant to comment more fully on the “Varsity blues” case for sometime, where rich parents have been paying middle men to get their kids into university. This has involved faking documents or claiming athletic merits…

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