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Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott recently visited America where he made the case for a strong US-UK trade deal

Monday, 22 May 2017

During a recent trip to the United States, our Senior Fellow Matthew Elliott visited seven states making the case for the US-UK trade deal through a series of speeches, debates and interviews.


Commentary

Shanker Singham was interviewed by the Daily Express the need for EU member states to be actively involved in Brexit trade negotiations

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Shanker Singham, our Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies, trade negotiations with the European Union were important for both the UK and EU member states. He said, “the issue is simply too important for member states to sort of leave it to the Commission, so what will happen over time is the Commission will become an implementer of the will of the member states which is what’s supposed to happen anyway.” 

View the full article here

 


Commentary

Shanker Singham and Victoria Hewson write for CapX on the EU-Singapore case which gives the EU wide negotiating latitude

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Court of Justice of the EU has found that the EU’s competence in trade negotiations is more extensive than even the Advocate-General opined last year. In CapX, Shanker Singham, Chairman of the Special Trade Commission and Victoria Hewson, Senior Counsel to the Special Trade Commission write that this should make it easier for the EU to do deals with other countries including the UK.   

Read the full article here

 


Commentary

Shanker Singham was interviewed by talkRADIO about the European Commission's style of negotiating

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Following reports that Jean-Claude Juncker had leaked details of a recent meeting with Prime Minister, Theresa May, Shanker Singham, Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, spoke with talkRADIO about the damage this will do to Juncker and the European Commission.

Listen to the interview here.


Commentary

The Sunday Times interviewed Shanker Singham on trade negotiations

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Shanker Singham, Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, was interviewed for The Sunday Times on the process for negotiating trade deals as the UK exits the European Union. 

Read the interview here

Read our latest paper, A Blueprint for Trade Policy, here.


Commentary

Former Trade Minister says UK has the chance to be a global trade leader

Friday, 28 April 2017

The Legatum Institute is committed to playing a positive role in mapping out Britain's post-Brexit future which is why we partnered with Prosperity UK to deliver our inaugural conference. With leading policy makers, politicians, academics and business people from across the globe, the conference was successful in generating ideas and creating a positive vision for the UK to flourish after leaving the European Union. 

Sir Lockwood Smith, a former New Zealand Trade Minister and former High Commissioner to the UK, offered valuable insights from his time negotiating trade deals. In an excerpt from his speech to the conference he shares his optimism for UK's trade prospects.

 


Publications

A Blueprint for UK Trade Policy

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

In this paper, Legatum Institute's Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies and chair of our Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham sets out a blueprint for pursuing trade policy after Brexit.

Read the full report here.


Events

Sir Paul Marshall And Lord Hill discuss the upcoming Prosperity UK Conference.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

On Wednesday 26 April, the Prosperity UK Conference brought together leading policy makers, politicians, academics and business people to chart the course for the U.K. once it departs from the European Union.


Commentary

Shanker Singham delivers a keynote address to the Heritage Foundation on the trade opportunities between the UK and the USA following Brexit

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham delivered a keynote address to the Heritage Foundation in which he discussed the opportunities post Brexit for the UK to forge new trade relationships with nations around the world, including, the United States.

Watch the speech here.


Commentary

Brexit could lead UK to avoid TTIP snags in trade negotiations with U.S.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham spoke with Inside U.S. Trade's World Online, a leading platform for trade news and development. Shanker said he expects the UK to break away from the EU on issues such as financial services regulatory cooperation, standards setting, and agricultural non-tariff barriers -- all significant points of contention between the EU and U.S. during the now-stalled TTIP talks. Such moves could pave the way for easier negotiations between the U.S. and UK, he believes.

Read the full article here


Commentary

Antigua Observer: British economist says go to London now

Thursday, 13 April 2017

In the Antigua Observer, Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham dismissed the many gloomy post-Brexit outlooks for trade between the UK and the Caribbean, instead urging Antigua & Barbuda to engage London immediately on new trade arrangements. Those arrangements will benefit from a number of key UK policy changes resulting from its already determined 2019 exit from the European Union.

Read the full article here


Publications

A new UK/EU relationship in financial services – A bilateral regulatory partnership

Thursday, 13 April 2017

A joint report by the Special Trade Commission and law firm CMS sets out how coordination of financial services regulation between the UK and the EU after Brexit could work – to maintain cross-border financial services trade and improve competitiveness in the sector.


Events

The Road to Somewhere, with David Goodhart

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Legatum Institute hosted a public lecture on 5th April  by best-selling author and political commentator David Goodhart, on his new book, The Road to Somewhere.


Commentary

Facing the challenges of Brexit

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Senior Fellow, Matthew Elliott was a keynote speaker at a business conference in Berlin on ‘Facing the challenges of Brexit’. The conference was organised by INREV, the pan-European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles. Matthew spoke alongside Karel Lannoo, CEO of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).


Commentary

Shanker Singham comments on this week's triggering of Article 50.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Chairman of Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham writes that it is crucial we make the most of the trade opportunities before us now that Article 50 has been triggered. This will ensure Britain flourishes and propers post-Brexit. 


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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

Monday, 27 March 2017

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.

Read the full article here


Commentary

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.

Commentary

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


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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.

Commentary

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.


Commentary

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. 


Commentary

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.

Commentary

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. 


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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.


Commentary

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. 

 


Commentary

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. 


Press Release

Legatum Institute responds to George Osborne’s BCC speech

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

LONDON— Chair of the Legatum Institute’s Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham, responds to former Chancellor George Osborne’s remarks at the British Chambers of Commerce conference today - 28th February.

Publications

Brexit: World Trade Organisation Process and Negotiation of Free Trade Agreements

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Legatum Institute's Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies and chair of our Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham writes about best practice for the U.K. to negotiate Free Trade Agreements following Brexit in this short paper, Brexit: World Trade Organisation Process and Negotiation of Free Trade Agreements

Commentary

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. 


Commentary

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.

Events

Brexit Trade Briefing with the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Last week the Legatum Institute hosted the inaugural conference of its Special Trade Commission (STC), in London.


Publications

Special Trade Commission: Brexit, Movement of Goods and the Supply Chain

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Legatum Institute Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies, Shanker Singham and Senior Counsel for the Special Trade Commission, Victoria Hewson author a new Legatum Institute paper that looks at the trade opportunities for the U.K. resulting from Brexit.


Events

Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission Conference in London

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Legatum Institute is delighted to host the inaugural conference of its Special Trade Commission (STC), from Monday 6 February – Wednesday 8 February, in London.


Press Release

Legatum Institute Appoints Matthew Elliott as a Senior Fellow

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

LONDON—The Legatum Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Elliott as a Senior Fellow.

Commentary

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. 

Events

Brexit: A Pathway Forward

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

(from left to right) Shanker Singham, Director of the Economics of Prosperity Programme, David Davis, State Secretary for Exiting the EU, Tim Hames (Director General of the BVCA) and Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute.

As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, expanded on the strategy for Brexit negotiations, the most important and sensitive task for the UK Government in the coming months. 

He confirmed the Government's intention to trigger Article 50 at the end of March 2017, begining the two year period of negotiation with the EU and that their intention was to “minimise the costs and maximise the benefits” of whatever the relationship would be in the future.

We were extremely grateful for the support of the BVCA for this event 


Events

Post-Brexit Briefing: The Future of Agricultural and Fisheries Policy

Thursday, 8 December 2016

The next post-Brexit briefing of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission discussed the future of Britain’s agriculture and fisheries industries post CAP and CFP.

Commentary

Victoria Bateman: Is The UK's Industrial Policy Bound to Backfire?

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Legatum Fellow, Victoria Bateman, examines the fraught and difficult history of forming a strong and coherent industrial policy and what this means for the UK. (Bloomberg)

Commentary

Victoria Bateman: Brexit—200 Years in the Making

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Legatum Fellow, Victoria Bateman, reflects on 200 years of history to explain some of the factors behind why Britain voted to leave the EU (World Economic Forum)

Events

New American Leadership, Brexit and What’s Next

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Legatum Institute, in partnership with the Manhattan Institute, hosted a one-day conference on some of the most important issues facing the next American Administration, and the related implications on the 'Special Relationship' with post-Brexit Britain.

Events

Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index programme hosted a discussion with Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Sir (Gus) O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary. They discussed Graham's forthcoming book, Happiness for All? Unequal Hopes and Lives in Pursuit of the American Dream, and how to employ ‘Economics of Wellbeing’ to improve policy-making.

Commentary

Shanker Singham: Just as MPs Can’t Negotiate Britain’s Brexit, So They Can’t Negotiate its Future Trade Deals

Sunday, 13 November 2016

In an article for ConservativeHome, Shanker Singham, Chair of the Special Trade Commission, says we need fast-track deals—which Parliament should endorse or reject—but can’t write.

Commentary

Shanker Singham: UK Must Weigh Up Cost of EEA Membership

Thursday, 10 November 2016

In an article for Reaction, Shanker Singham (Chair of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission), urges the UK to establish its own EU trade agreement.

Publications

Special Trade Commission: Cost of EEA Membership for UK Briefing

Monday, 7 November 2016

While there has been much speculation as to the cost of the UK leaving the Customs Union and European Single Market, little thought has been put into the cost associated with remaining in the Customs Union or Single Market in lost opportunities to sign trade deals with other countries. This paper looks at the opportunity costs, and what could be achieved if the UK were able to sign a deal for a Prosperity Zone including like-minded countries, coalesced around the fundamental ideas of open trade, competition on the merits and property rights protection.

Publications

Special Trade Commission: Financial Services Briefing

Monday, 31 October 2016

One of the major issues in the forthcoming process of the UK leaving the EU is the area of the negotiations that relate to financial services. This policy paper, produced by the Legatum Institute's 'Special Trade Commission', makes essential recommendations for how to negotiate deals that will enable a thriving and prosperous sector, post-Brexit.

Commentary

Nick Clegg Attacked for Claiming Brexit Will Cause Food Prices to Rise

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Nick Clegg faced a furious backlash yesterday evening as he was rounded on for claiming food prices would jump after the UK leaves the EU, writes Jake Cordell with Shanker Singham contributing. (City AM)

Commentary

Brexit Britain Can Be a Catalyst for Global Free Trade

Monday, 10 October 2016

We need a new strategy that develops competition and free trade for Britain and the world says Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (Reaction)

Commentary

Free Trade's Critics Were Once Its Champions

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Globalisation is clearly under attack, whether we look at trade flows or foreign direct investment, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (Bloomberg)

Events

Post-Brexit Briefing: Frozen Capital—A Case Study of Iceland

Thursday, 6 October 2016

The most recent briefing of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission (STC) discussed the specific case of the capital controls regime in Iceland and its current period of amendment, which represents a key distortion in EFTA markets’ financial services regulation.

Commentary

Patriotism Needn’t Be a Dirty Word

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The most successful patriots combine their ideals with a global outlook, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Institute Fellow (CapX)

 


Events

Trade Negotiations: An Opportunity After Brexit—How to Get it Right—2016 Conservative Party Conference

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Brexit: Get it right and Britain can help create a new golden age of free trade and prosperity; get in wrong and protectionism, populism and impoverishment will follow. This panel at the 2016 Conservative Party Conference explored these issues and explained how an ambitious and radical trade agenda could deliver on the promise of a revitalised nation.

Events

48:52—Healing a Divided Britain—2016 Conservative Party Conference

Sunday, 2 October 2016

The Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice launched a new joint report that analyses why Britons voted the way they did in June's EU Referendum. The report also offers the Government a roadmap for how to unite a divided country, whilst ensuring those living in poverty have the chance to move towards a more meaningful and prosperous live.

Publications

48:52—Healing a Divided Britain

Saturday, 1 October 2016

The Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice have published a joint report that analyses why those who voted to leave the EU chose to do so, and how the UK Government can bridge the gap between people who are benefiting from a more globally connected world and those who fear for their, and their children’s, future.

Publications

The Road to Brexit

Saturday, 1 October 2016

In the wake of the British vote to exit the EU, All Souls College (University of Oxford) hosted a seminar on the process and necessary priorities for the UK government to ensure a positive outcome for the country. This collection of essays shares some of those recommendations and indentifies the critical need for the UK to be clear about what it wants, and how it intends to deliver it.

Commentary

Theresa May Must Get Tough On the Causes of Brexit

Friday, 30 September 2016

The tendency of commentators from all sides of the debate has been to seek information that confirms their prejudices. Our two think tanks have tried to take a different approach, writes Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Baroness Stroud, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Justice (Conservative Home)

Press Release

Britain Could Be Out of the EU in Less Than Two Years, According to Ex-Ministers' Blueprint

Thursday, 29 September 2016

LONDON—Plans for a swift and straightforward British exit from the European Union have been drawn up by a group of senior former ministers and circulated to the Prime Minister and her key advisers.

Press Release

'Tough on Brexit, Tough On the Causes of Brexit’, Urge Leading Think Tanks

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

LONDON—A major new study published today has found the vote to leave the EU was part of a “deeper malaise” in British society, and calls on Theresa May to continue wide-ranging social reform to address the real causes of the Brexit vote.

Events

What Does the City of London Need from the Brexit Negotiations?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, discussed the potential impact of Brexit on the City of London.

Commentary

Fox Declares Trade Ministry ‘Open For Business’

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Britain’s settlement with the EU will depend in part on how well it appears to have proceeded with the non-EU trade talks, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (Financial Times)

Commentary

Brexit is About to Open Up a World of Opportunity

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Released from the strictures of the European Union, Britain can once more take its place at the centre of a network of trading relationships and agreements, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (The Times)

Events

Post-Brexit Briefing: Financial Services

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The latest post-Brexit briefing of the Legatum Institute's Special Trade Commission (STC) focused on how the UK’s vibrant financial services sector can be best served in the Brexit negotiations with Europe. The conversation was led by Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe and Treasury Select Committee member.

Commentary

A Good UK-EU Trade Deal is Good for the World

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

If handled well and with care Brexit offers future trade partners many potential advantages says Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (Reaction)

Commentary

New Trade War Threatens Global Order as TTIP Talks Stall

Saturday, 3 September 2016

The failing support and popularity for TTIP has much to do with a lack of governmental PR and information but Britain can still prosper post-Brexit. Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission is quoted in the Daily Telegraph.

Commentary

Britain Can Get a Much Better US Trade Deal Than the EU's Failing TTIP

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

While TTIP stumbles on towards an unknown destination, post-Brexit Britain has a chance to forge a better trade deal with the US writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission. (City A.M.)

Commentary

Brexit Britain Has a Historic Opportunity To Reshape Global Trade

Monday, 22 August 2016

Brexit represents a historic opportunity for Britain to reclaim its leadership role in promoting open trade, competition and the protection of property rights says Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission. (Reaction)

Commentary

The Common Agricultural Policy is Iniquitous and Inefficient. Now, With Brexit, We Can Be Fairer and More Productive

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Brexit provides Britain with a wonderful opportunity to re-design one of the most ill-thought through policies of modern times argues Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (Daily Telegraph)

Commentary

Special Trade Commission Warns UK to Treat China With "Kid Gloves", and Focus on Secure Deals with Countries with "Similar Values"

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Legatum Institute's recently-launched Special Trade Commission is calling on the UK to focus on negotiations with culturally similar nations (City A.M.)

Commentary

Brexit Doomsday? Britain's Many Surprises

Friday, 12 August 2016

Quoted in an article for Voice of AmericaShanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute discusses the issues surrounding Brexit and the opportunities to build a vibrant trade network.

Commentary

Should Philip Hammond Cut VAT to Support Post-referendum Economy?

Thursday, 28 July 2016

In the Post-Brexit economy, what are the political and economic advantages a VAT cut would bring about? City A.M. journalist Jake Cordell outlines the thoughts of the UK’s leading economic thinkers with comment provided by Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute. (City A.M.) 

Commentary

How Britain Can Boldly Seize the New Opportunities Created by Brexit in Trade and Beyond

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, outlines his proposal for how Britain can seize—and thrive from—the opportunities presented by Brexit (City A.M.)

Events

Launch of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission

Thursday, 21 July 2016

The Legatum Institute has launched a new Special Trade Commission (STC), created in the wake of the British vote to leave the European Union. The STC aims to present a roadmap for the many trade negotiations which the UK will need to undertake at this critical historical juncture.

Commentary

That ’70’s Chaos Show All Over Again

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The parallels between the populist themes of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and the rise of anti-EU feeling in the UK as well as across Europe is striking and must be recognised if we are to do anything to address it, writes Christian Caryl, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow and editor of Democracy Lab (Politico)

Commentary

Unshackled from the EU, Britain Must Choose Its Trade Partners Wisely

Monday, 18 July 2016

Following the UK’s choice to leave the European Union, the government must not rush into trade deals with other countries and complacently believe they all require a uniform approach to trade negotiation, writes Shanker Singham, Legatum Institute’s Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies (CapX)

Commentary

May’s 48/52 Challenge

Friday, 15 July 2016

The newly announced “48:52” project from the Legatum Institute and the Centre for Social Justice will seek to analyse why people made the choice they did in the EU Referendum and heal the divisions caused by it, as laid out by Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and Baroness Stroud, Executive Director at the Centre for Social Justice (Conservative Home)

Commentary

Dear Chancellor, Provide Stability but Let's Keep Our Options Open

Friday, 15 July 2016

In an article for CAPX, Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute discusses the issues surrounding the chancellors pledge to match EU funding for former programs. (CAPX)

Events

Brexit: What the Law Says

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

In conversation with Hywel Williams, Senior Adviser at the Legatum Institute, legal scholars Geoffrey Robertson and Catherine Barnard, and political scientist Alan Renwick clarified what the law says about the UK’s future path following the outcome of the EU Referendum.

Commentary

Is Free Trade Dead?

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The UK would suffer the most if it withdrew into a protectionist culture following Brexit, writes Emily Redding, Research Consultant at the Legatum Institute and author of the report “Trading Up: New ideas for UK Exports” (POLITICO)

Commentary

After Brexit, Britain Suddenly Becomes European

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Post-Brexit, the old ideological differences that defined the political spectrum in UK political parties are now gone, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

The UK Needs a Special Trade Representative

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Following Brexit, the UK must appoint a special trade representative to ensure it gets the best possible deal for Britain, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (Reaction)

Press Release

Britain Will Remain a Divided Nation Unless the Next Prime Minister Reaches Out to the ‘Have Nots’, Warns Two Top Think Tanks

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

LONDON—Two of the country’s leading think tanks, Centre for Social Justice and Legatum Institute, have warned the next Prime Minister that Britain will remain a divided nation unless he or she can truly understand why such a large part of the country has lost faith in mainstream politics.

Commentary

Brexiteers on the Left Are Following a Yellow Brick Road, Destined for Disappointment

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Is Brexit an opportunity for the left to respond to the ‘working class revolt’ among Britons, and reform capitalism for the better? Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman argues that there are three categories of Leave voter, and each have very different motivations (LSE Blogs)

Events

21st Century Capitalism: The Tools to Deal with Trade Policy

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity programme was pleased to host a breakfast discussion with Razeen Sally, one of the world’s leading trade experts.

Commentary

Brexit: Reaching for a Higher Vision

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Opportunities are usually born out of crisis; in many ways, Britain has been dealt an exceptionally good hand. It is now time to play it, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Commentary

What the Media Gets Wrong about Brexit

Monday, 27 June 2016

The media should remember that many of the architects and proponents of the Brexit campaign are among Britain’s elite, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Britain’s Decision to Leave the EU is a Warning to America

Friday, 24 June 2016

The vote means important economic, political and social problems across Europe will not be addressed, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Understanding the Anti-Immigrant Mindset

Thursday, 23 June 2016

As Britain decides whether or not to leave the European Union, it is clear that one issue created the greatest source of tension: immigration, writes Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman (BloombergView)

Commentary

A Brexiteer Reluctantly for Remain

Monday, 20 June 2016

Losing Europe as a carrier of classical liberalism would be a disaster for Europe and for the world, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Commentary

Why Patriotic England Can’t See Outside Itself

Friday, 17 June 2016

The paradox of Britain becoming utterly globalised—and more insulated, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Politico)

Commentary

Orlando, Jo Cox and the Deadly Ideas that Shape Our World

Friday, 17 June 2016

Over the past week, two men have committed murder in highly charged circumstances. Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, asks whether the killers’ actions are the result of personality disorders, political motivation, or both? (Washington Post)

Events

Britain and Europe: Culture, Country or Continent?

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Roads to Freedom' Series hosted a panel discussion ahead of the UK’s forthcoming EU Referendum that offered a fresh perspective through analysing Britain's relationship with continental Europe in the context of a thousand years of history.

Events

The Government’s Role in Creating a Prosperous Economy

Monday, 13 June 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, the Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, for an off-the-record discussion on the government’s role in creating a prosperous economy.

Commentary

Exit From EU Would Hit Poor UK Families Hard

Thursday, 9 June 2016

The impact of an exit from the European Union on low-income households can be expected to be severe—particularly if the government wishes to balance its books, writes Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman (BloombergView)

Commentary

Britain’s Trade Future in Question if Brexit Happens?

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Obama has warned that Britain will lose its preferred position at the TTIP negotiating table if it leaves the EU. But that's not how trade deals are done, argues Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (Voice of America)

Events

Why Britain Should Remain in the EU

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson, who heads the Labour Party’s EU referendum campaign, discussed the importance of convincing the Labour Party supporters to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Events

Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing

Thursday, 5 May 2016

As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute hosted a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).

Commentary

I'm No Fan of Obama. But on Brexit, He Does Speak for America

Saturday, 23 April 2016

In Washington, the opposition to a British withdrawal from the European Union is deep, broad and bipartisan, shared by liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Spectator)

Commentary

Why Obama is Right to Urge Britain to Stay in the EU

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The United States can't afford for the UK to lose its foothold as a world leader, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post).

Commentary

Great Britain’s Role in the World

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The dawning realisation that Britain has never, and will never commit to political union, means that regardless of what happens in the Brexit referendum, Britain is on a path to an alternative 'landing zone', writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (CapX)

Events

Brexit Implications for UK Business

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute’s Business Forum, Hugo Dixon, International New York Times columnist and Chairman of pro-EU campaign initiative InFacts, discussed the likely consequences of ‘Brexit’, making the case for continued UK membership of the European Union.

Commentary

Can the Odd Couple of Cameron and Corbyn Save Britain’s EU Membership?

Friday, 15 April 2016

The referendum has produced the awkward spectacle of a Labour leader having to ditch his lifelong anti-Europeanism, and a Conservative prime minister whose survival is reliant on left-wing voters, writes Legatum fellow Tim Montgomerie (CapX)

Events

Brexit Debate: Britain Will Be More Prosperous Inside the EU

Monday, 11 April 2016

As part of the 1675 Club series, Abigail Watson (Research Intern at the Legatum Institute) moderated a roundtable table discussion on the forthcoming EU referendum. The motion was: “Britain will be more prosperous inside the EU”

Commentary

Leaving the EU Will Weaken Britain and Its Place in Europe

Friday, 8 April 2016

With Western values facing unprecedented challenges, undermining Europe is a risk too far, argues Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum (Evening Standard)

Commentary

Is This the End of the West As We Know It?

Friday, 4 March 2016

In her latest column for the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, fears we are two or three bad elections away from the end of the liberal world order.

Commentary

Leaving the EU Will Hurt British Science

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Replacing European science grants with British government grants will not repair the damage to the science base of the economy should Britain decide to leave the EU, argues Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (BloombergView)

Commentary

Cameron Needs Some Basic Lessons in Diplomacy

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The PM has turned the EU negotiations into a one man show, writes Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (LeftFootForward.org)

Commentary

The UK Leaving the European Union Could Mean the End of Both of Them

Friday, 5 February 2016

A Brexit would send shock waves across the EU, and boost the Scottish independence movement, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Health and Education Are Part of a Prosperous Society

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Yet they’re currently holding Britain back in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index. The Government can change this—if it wants to, writes Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)

Commentary

Forget the Dodgy Numbers: Leaving the EU Makes Economic Sense

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Ukip's recent electoral triumph has reignited debate about the cost of Britain’s place in the EU. Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute, analyses what we know about the economics of our membership (City A.M.)