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Both sides want a Brexit trade deal - here's where to start: Shanker Singham writes for CapX

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Both sides want a Brexit trade deal - here's where to start: Shanker Singham writes for CapX

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham says for the UK, the ultimate goal is not a deal with the EU, important though that is. It is a comprehensive and independent trade policy. That policy should be built on four fundamental pillars: what we can do unilaterally, bilaterally, plurilaterally and multilaterally.

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Recent Commentaries

Matthew Elliott was interviewed by BBC News for his thoughts on the historic triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, shared his analysis with BBC News on the future for the UK now that Article 50 has been triggered.

Watch the interview here.

Matthew Elliott was interviewed by Sky News for his analysis of the triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

With the historic triggering of Article 50, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed by Sky News on how this will shape the UK's future and the opportunities presented.

Watch the interview here.

Shanker Singham was interviewed by BBC Radio 5 live on the triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham talks about the opportunities for the UK to develop strong trade deals post-Brexit.

Listen to the interview here.

Matthew Elliott was interviewed by BBC Radio Humberside on the triggering of Article 50.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

BBC Radio Humberside asked Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, for his thoughts on the opportunities for Britain now that Article 50 has been triggered.

Listen to the interview here.

In CapX, Cristine Odone writes that Italians may live longer but they don't all prosper.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Cristina Odone, Director of Legatum Institute's Centre for Character and Values writes in CapX some Italians may be living long and healthy lives, with pensioners clinging to memories of the “economic miracle” that made for a dolce vita, but those under 30 are stuck paying the bill for their elders’ indulgence.

Read the article in CapX here.

Shanker Singham writes in City A.M. that a deal or no deal Brexit rhetoric is "not helpful"

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Shanker Singham, Chairman of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, writes for City A.M.that debate should be focused on what measures May can secure for transition.

Read the article in City A.M. here.

Shanker Singham writes for the Daily Telegraph about the importance of continuing to push towards global free trade.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham says it is crucial that we push towards a goal of free trade, free markets and genuine competition within borders. If we are able to reduce the anti-competitive distortions which thwart competition, we will be able to ensure that wealth is created and the global economy grows.

Read the full article here

Harriet Maltby writes for CapX that Scotland's prosperity depends on the Union.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy and Research for the Legatum Prosperity Index says an independent Scotland may succeed. Brexit Britain may flounder. We cannot predict the future. However, we can say with confidence that Scotland’s path to prosperity would be far harder to travel alone. If sovereignty calls, then we should not stand in Scotland’s way. However, Scots must understand that going it alone would make their future even more uncertain.

Read the full article here

Shanker Singham was interviewed for BBC Radio 4's Today Programme on the prospects for the U.K. following Brexit.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

At Westminster, Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham talks about the great opportunities for the U.K. in developing strong trade deals post-Brexit.

Listen to the interview here.

Shanker Singham features in a City A.M. editorial saying Brexit is an opportunity to put Britain at the heart of a global trade revolution.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Shanker Singham, Chairman of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, is featured in a City A.M. editorial discussing the trade opportunities for the UK following Brexit. 

Read the article in City A.M. here.

Matthew Elliott on Sky News discussing the Dutch election results.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Following his analysis of the Dutch elections, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed by Sky News on the Dutch election results, Brexit and the rise of populism.

Matthew Elliott on BBC Radio 5 live on the Dutch election result.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Following his analysis of the Dutch elections, Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live's Up All Night programme. 

Matthew Elliott provides everything you need to know about the Dutch elections in CapX.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott, writes a useful guides for CapX on the Dutch elections, following the release of his paper ahead of the election which provides context for these elections and looks at the rise of populism.

Read the article in CapX here.

Matthew Elliott writes for City A.M. on the upcoming Dutch election.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott, writes for City A.M. that ahead of the Dutch election it is important not to overplay the similarities between Brexit voters and Geert Wilders' Dutch populists. 

Shanker Singham delivers speech to Commonwealth Trade Ministers.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham recently delivered a speech to the Commonwealth Trade Ministers' meeting in London looking at ways to re-energise Commonwealth trade policy.

Shanker Singham writes for the Daily Telegraph that openness will be the key in winning the best WTO deal.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Director of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham looks at how the U.K. can get the best WTO deal following Brexit, emphasising the importance of our domestic situation and the need for openness.

Harriet Maltby writes for Reaction that the cost of caring for elderly relatives should fall primarily to families, not to the state.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research for Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index looks at the financial challenges facing adult social care in Reaction and addresses the often unpalatable reality that the system currently punishes responsible families who wish to care for their relatives rather than encouraging and supporting families in the care of their elderly relatives. 

Shanker Singham spoke at the recent Conservative Progress conference about opportunities presented by Brexit.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Chairman of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham spoke at the 2017 Conservative Progress conference talks about the potential for post-Brexit U.K. trade and why the future might be brighter than some people believe. 

 

Baroness Stroud writes in ConservativeHome, urging the Chancellor to boost Universal Credit in the upcoming budget

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Our CEO, Baroness Stroud makes the compelling case in ConservativeHome that it is possible for the government to fulfill their promise to be driven by the interests of the just about managing by investing in Universal Credit. 

Forbes Afrique features the Legatum Prosperity Index™

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

In this month's edition, Forbes Afrique look at what it means to be prosperous, citing the Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index which analyses the prosperity of 149 countries and offers a unique insight into how prosperity is forming and changing across the world. 

Find out more about the The Legatum Prosperity Index™ here.

BBC Radio 4 interviews Shanker Singham on the trade opportunities for the UK following Brexit

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Director of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham contributed, and was interviewed for, BBC Radio 4's recent series called, Brexit: A Guide for the Perplexed. 

Cristina Odone appears on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day

Friday, 24 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone appeared on BBC's Daily Politics as Guest of the Day discussing topics including the recent by-elections in Copeland and Stoke and whether it should be possible for one MP to stop new legislation or if there is an argument that there are too many attempts at bringing in new legislation. 

 

Maximilian Yoshioka writes in City A.M. about the opportunities for the UK in welcoming refugees

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Maximilian Yoshioka, lead researcher for Legatum Institute's Centre for Entrepreneurs makes the business case in City A.M. for welcoming refugees.

Cristina Odone appears on BBC 1's Big Questions

Monday, 13 February 2017

Director of our Cultural Transformation Programme, Cristina Odone spoke to Nicky Campbell and an invited audience in Leicester for the Big Questions on Sunday 12th Feb

Shanker Singham & Victoria Hewson in The Daily Telegraph: Britain and the EU can have a great free trade future

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Our Director of The Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission Shanker Singham and Senior Counsel to the Special Trade Commission, Victoria Hewson write for The Daily Telegraph about the positive free trade opportunities between Britain and the EU.

Shanker Singham talks to BBC Radio 4 Today Programme about US and UK Trade

Friday, 27 January 2017

Our Director of The Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission Shanker Singham spoke to Rob Young @robyougnuk about the potential for a UK and US Trade deal as the Prime Minister and President meet at the White House. 

Baroness Stroud responds to the Supreme Court verdict on the triggering of Article 50

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The CEO of the Legatum Institute and Conservative Peer, Baroness Stroud looks at the possible outcomes in Parliament and wider politics as a result of the Government losing this case. 

Shanker Singham responds to President Trump's cancellation of TPP

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Our Director of The Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission Shanker Singham responds to US President Donald Trump withdrawing from TPP by Executive Order. An expected move that Shanker argues could open the way to building Prosperity Zones. Something he believes a UK outside the EU could benefit from

"Lorenzo's Oil" Cristina Odone's speech to the BFI about her brother

Monday, 23 January 2017

At a screening at the BFI Cristina Odone our Director of Character and Values added a personal perspective to a showing of the 1992 film "Lorenzo's Oil". It stars Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon, who play her father and step-mother who are trying to care for their son Lorenzo. He was Cristina's step brother and had adrenoleukodystrophy. This is the speech she gave

Our Special Trade Commission on what should be included in a UK Industrial Strategy

Monday, 23 January 2017

Shanker A. Singham, Chairman, Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission and Alice J. Brooks, Counsel, Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission outline what they see as crucial to any UK Industrial Strategy. HMG has published theirs here we post our report for those wishing to make comparison or analysis.  

Baroness Stroud: "On the rise of Populism and Nationalism": A House of Lords debate.

Friday, 20 January 2017

In the House of Lords Our CEO Baroness Stroud contributed to a debate on the "challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world". This is the speech she gave  

Shanker Singham: Reaction to the Prime Ministers Speech on the UK Government's strategy for Brexit Negotiations

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Our Director of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commsission Shanker Singham was praised by Michael Gove (listen) for his expertise in the field of trade negotiation. Here is what he made of the Prime Ministers speech on the UK Government's plans for the negotiations to exit the EU once Article 50 is triggered.

Shanker Singham: speaking on what the UK Government needs to do to get the best Brexit deal

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

On BBC's Newsnight, and Today Programme Our Director of the Legatum Institute Special trade Commsission Shanker Singham was praised by Michael Gove (listen) Contributed to a report on the chances of US/UK trade deal being done, in Donald Trump's words "quickly and properly" (watch at 25:52) and laid out how the Prime Minister should tackle the Brexit negotiations and Free Trade deals with other countries (listen

Shanker Singham: Why we must leave the Customs Union

Saturday, 7 January 2017

In an article for Brexit Central the Legatum Institute's Shanker Singham explains why leaving the Customs Union is the only sensible way to restore the ability of the UK to set its own trade policy.

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