Customs union fight approaches its climax | Copyright: iStock

Week in Review: Customs union fight approaches its climax

The customs union is a small part of the Brexit debacle, but people have wrongly begun to talk as if it somehow solves the Irish border problem.

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Cross-party chance on Lords reform

Weird twist of fate puts Labour & Tories on same page

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Brits in Europe need free movement

Plans for an EU-wide 'green card' could solve logistical issues.

The Podcast

The Podcast

Who needs royal political neutrality anyway?

Opinion Former Articles

"Pay and exploitative employment are the real problems faced in modern Britain"

Labour's plans for a real living wage would be life changing for many people

A minimum wage of £10 will lift millions of people out of poverty

"They refuse to acknowledge the problems working class people of this country face day in, day out"

Budget Tories out of touch once again

The government's incompetence has shifted attention away from the real issues at hand

Comment & Analysis


Planning for people

The English planning system is under review. This video explains the issues and loopholes that lie in the current (and proposed) planning policy. It describes how we’d like to shape it to work for local people and the countryside, rather than to profit developers. Find out more at

Planning for People

Opinion Formers

  • CIHT logo

    Changes urged to planning framework

    Government must provide clear criteria for the siting of new housing to ensure developments meet wider societal objectives around improving air quality, encouraging healthy living and creating inclusive environments.

  • CIOT logo

    Concern about extension of time limits on tax investigations

    The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is highly critical of the Government’s proposal to extend significantly the tax assessment time limits indiscriminately in cases involving offshore matters.

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