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Leasehold scandal: Practical proposals to end the great leasehold rip-off

Christopher Howarth: Submission to the Commons’ select Committee on Leasehold reform Background: Prior to 1993, the owners of flats had virtually no rights. They could not extend their leases, nor could they collectively buy out their landlord: they had an … Continue reading

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EFTA Court 13-Sep-2017

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A short legal guide to leaving the EU

A version of this article can be found on ConservativeHome here While in the UK a dwindling band of those unreconciled to the inevitability of Brexit marched on Parliament and were promptly lost amongst tourist crowds, in Brussels there is … Continue reading

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Why it’s wrong to claim that Britain leaving the EU risks Scotland leaving Britain

The following was published on Conservative Home There should be no surprise that the SNP claim (falsely) that Scottish opinion on the EU is dramatically different than English opinion. They are after all Scottish nationalists and need to constantly demonstrate … Continue reading

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What % of UK law comes from the EU?

Estimating the % of UK law that comes from the EU is an old game that is bound to come up as the UK edges closer to its referendum. In essence those advocating EU membership such as Nick Clegg and Hugo Dixon … Continue reading

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What are the chances of an In/Out EU referendum being passed in the next Parliament?

With the election campaign underway and the opinion polls too close to call the fate of the Conservatives’ EU referendum will depend on parliamentary arithmetic. We have a look at how things stand.  The following was on Open Europe’s blog … Continue reading

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Conservative Home: The challenge to Brexit’s backers. Yes, it can be done. But it would mean difficult decisions.

The following article was published here One of the more depressing statistics to come out of the Scottish independence referendum campaign was that 42 per cent of Scots said they would change their allegiance from the UK to independence for £1,000 a … Continue reading

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Conservative Home: Could the Conservative party strike an EU referendum bargain with the SNP?

The following article was published on Conservative Home here Predicting the outcome of the next election is a mug’s game. But I will go as far as saying there is a chance it could be close and if the electorate … Continue reading

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An early 2016 EU referendum would reduce the chances of EU reform

Instilling fear, uncertainty and doubt is one of the most powerful marketing ploys used to persuade customers to stick with the known product. Some business leaders exhibit all these reactions when confronted with the probability of an EU referendum. The … Continue reading

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