Author: Alec Maclaren

The big issue: Britain would be better off if MPs voted according to their beliefs

The adversarial nature of Brexit politics is making politicians afraid even to represent their constituents Read More

Setting a date for leaving the EU threatens Britain’s security

Brexit MPs should be questioned on how bad a deal they would accept Read More

Sorry really is the hardest word for Boris Johnson

Challenged over imprisoned Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the foreign secretary took nearly half an hour to admit he had been wrong

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FTSE 100 jumps 2% as Brexit bounceback continues – business live

Stock markets in Asia and Europe are recovering, despite the massive uncertainty caused by last week’s EU referendum

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The Ethics of Dust: a latex requiem for a dying Westminster

Jorge Otero-Pailos applied latex to walls in Westminster Hall to lift out centuries of dirt. But he can’t remove the post-Brexit stains of British politics

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Brexit live: ‘sad’ Cameron says EU must deal with immigration concerns

  • 27 EU leaders meet without Britain for first time
  • Corbyn faces leadership challenge after news 172 MPs fail to back him
  • Stephen Crabb confirms he will stand for Tory leadership with Sajid Javid
  • Nicola Sturgeon in Brussels for meeting with Juncker
  • Catch up with today’s morning briefing

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Should we have a second EU referendum? – live

Join us at 12pm today to discuss where you stand and why. Follow the blog over the morning as we will update it with opinions from journalists and experts

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Offshore Trusts and Asset Protection

Although the controversial treating of offshore trusts, they still can be suggested to be a rational instrument for asset protection. Offshore trusts are inherently as all stereotypic trusts. The only difference with the classical understanding of trusts is that they are defined under the laws of an offshore jurisdiction. Offshore centres are popular as places Read More

Eurozone crisis live: Markets rally after Italian president re-elected

Italy’s borrowing costs fell to record lows this morning after president Giorgio Napolitano agreed to serve a second term
• Italian stock market up 1.6% Read More

George Osborne prepares for battle with the IMF

The chancellor, already struggling with a second credit downgrade, now faces the annual inspection from the Fund Read More

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