LMG on what would make the UK a less attractive place to do insurance business

Insurance Business Magazine | July 30, 2019

LMG on what would make the UK a less attractive place to do insurance business
“We are going to fulfil the repeated promises of Parliament to the people and come out of the EU on October 31, no ifs or buts. And we will do a new deal, a better deal that will maximize the opportunities of Brexit while allowing us to develop a new and exciting partnership with the rest of Europe based on free trade and mutual support.” Those were the words of Boris Johnson on July 24 in his first speech as Prime Minister of the UK. “A new deal,” however, seems unlikely, if you ask the European Commission. As it stands, the withdrawal agreement drawn up with Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May is what Jean-Claude Juncker’s camp will go for. Yes, the proposed exit plan rejected not once but thrice by the British Parliament.

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Many people gripe about the laws and politics of the United States, but what separates good from bad public policies? Few people have anything to complain about in regards to complex issues such as the merit of rural electrification or the national weather service, but many more hot-button issues create a divided public, especially when lobbying interests advance a particular agenda. Placing personal opinions aside, how do we know which public policy initiatives most effectively benefit us on a personal and national level.

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Many people gripe about the laws and politics of the United States, but what separates good from bad public policies? Few people have anything to complain about in regards to complex issues such as the merit of rural electrification or the national weather service, but many more hot-button issues create a divided public, especially when lobbying interests advance a particular agenda. Placing personal opinions aside, how do we know which public policy initiatives most effectively benefit us on a personal and national level.

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