Brexit and Free Trade


The handling of the post EU referendum has been pitifully slow and bumbling for two main reasons: the first, which is obvious, no-one close to the reins of power actually wants to leave and the second is the belief that Britain must secure a free

SAMURAI DEBT: Japan ratifies "dead" TPP treaty


Japan’s House of Councillors, which wields authority concerning international documents, has ratified the TPP. This means that even if it is not adopted in the upper chamber, then its ratification will still be valid for 30 days, after which the TPP must be ratified by the other participating country.