National Chairman addresses London4Europe meeting

On 26 June 2017, European Movement National Chairman and former Cabinet Minister Stephen Dorrell, addressed a packed meeting of more than 120 convened by London4Europe, the London section of the European Movement. He spoke with urgency and commitment. Michael Romberg reports. The venue had previously been Conservative Central Office. It had been the base of […]

Business startups: London under threat from Paris and others

Paris is now equipped to attract more innovative companies and dominate Europe’s startup scene following the British vote to leave the European Union, French billionaire Xavier Niel has claimed. Industry correspondent and London4Europe committee member Andy Pye reports. It is always heartening for Remainers to read negative reactions to Brexit in the right wing popular […]

The EU Withdrawal Bill – no longer so “Great”

Theresa May used to call it the “Great Repeal Bill”. But since the election its nomenclature seems to have shrunk somewhat. That is also true of the Prime Minister, says Michael Romberg, London4Europe Committee Member, while offering some advice for Labour Remainers too. In principle, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill published on Thursday is a […]

Capital gains tax and bendy bananas

Michael Romberg, London4Europe Committee member and retired senior civil servant, looks at bendy bananas and finds that life as really not simpler when regulations go away. When I worked in the Inland Revenue I was responsible for Capital Gains Tax. We launched a tax simplification project, working with private sector tax professionals. I proposed getting […]