The UK’s Growing Constitutional Crisis

The claims that the referendum over Scottish independence is a matter only for those that live in Scotland have now become a nonsense.

Scottish independence: a roadmap

Following the dramatic narrowing in the polls, politicians in Westminster have now realised that there is a very real chance that Scotland will vote to leave the United Kingdom. In part, this reflects the canny politicking of Alex Salmond, who is a formidable campaigner.

ECB Unexpectedly Cuts Minimum Bid Rate to 0.05% and Starts QE Program

ECB Unexpectedly Cuts Minimum Bid Rate to 0.05% and Starts QE Program September 5th, 2014 Citing weaker than expected growth in the Eurozone, the European Central Bank’s Governing Council decided to cut its benchmark Minimum Bid Rate by 0.10% to 0.05% at its most recent rate decision announced yesterday.

It’s not all about the Scottish, how about the rest of the UK?

I have lost count of the number times have I read or heard that the Scottish independence referendum is a matter for the Scots and nothing to do with the rest of the UK.

Euro Continues to Slide as Dovish ECB Rate Statement Expectations Grow

By Jay Hawk at Orbex

The Euro is selling off against the Dollar and other majors this morning due to growing expectations of a dovish rate statement after this coming Thursday’s ECB rate decision.

Dollar Gaps Higher Over Weekend on Atlanta Fed President Lockhart's Comments

By Jay Hawk at Orbex

Events at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, which concluded this weekend, included some very interesting comments from Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart.

Will the politically-correct soon be punishing us for our thoughts?

In recent months, we’ve seen broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson and some football manager or other hounded by the politically-correct for some comments they made that were supposedly “racist” And a couple of football commentators lost their jobs for remarks (“get them out for the lads” or something like that) which were apparently unacceptably “sexist”.

Priced Out Of The Housing Market

The latest numbers on house prices from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that prices rose by 10.2 percent in the year to June, which is very slightly down on the 10.4 percent seen in the year to May.

I may be a UKIP supporter but I am not a Europhobe

I just want to make it quite clear that, as a UKIP supporter I am not a Europhobe.

'How does that work?’ you may well ask.

Does This Mean That UKIP Agrees With Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson last week endorsed an economic report saying that the UK should leave the EU rather than stay in the Union on its current terms – i.e. leave only after attempts at renegotiation have failed.

Impact of Russia's sanctions on Western food imports

Azad Zangana, European Economist, and Craig Botham, Emerging Markets Economist, Schroders, give their view on the impact that Russia’s retaliatory sanctions on food imports will have on Europe and Russia.

UK politicians just love their driving public don’t they?

They’ll get you somehow. In one area of the country our politicians want to slap a tax on people for using the very cars they were encouraged to buy in the first place, as well as fining them for leaving them running for a few minutes longer than absolutely necessary; but in another area of the country