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Michael Lloyd
The UK government has five months to go before the UK-EU transition period expires. We are being told how, from January 1st, 2021, the UK will be entering a new era of global opportunities. The recently launched government campaign slogan is “UK’s new start – let’s get going”. In this new era Britain will prosper...
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We appear to have entered a new Cold War between the US and China. There are a number of fronts across a widening battlefield. One of them concerns the issue of the provision of 5G equipment to countries, including the UK, by Huawei. The UK government appeared to have taken the decision, advised by its...
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Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the potential introduction of negative interest rates, another of the ECB’s monetary policy instruments. However, the implications of...
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In this book Michael Lloyd discusses the relations between populism, nationalism, democracy, and federalism. The book analyses the nature of populism, its characteristics, and its attractions to wide swathes of national populations. Nationalism is linked to the innate tribalism of human societies. The emergence of the nation-state is discussed in the context of humankind having...
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There is a great deal of misleading discussion across the media and, indeed by MPs and government ministers, about the constitutional failure of the government and of parliament. The May-led government has undoubtedly made catastrophic misjudgements in its desire to hold together an almost irretrievably fractured Conservative party in attempting (and so far failing) to...
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There are three major concerns with regard to Brexit for the UK: the internal UK economic and political damage caused by Brexit; the geo-political damage done to and by the UK in leaving the EU at a time of intensifying militant nationalism across not only Europe, but the world; the unconstitutional and undemocratic manner in...
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Federal Central Banks is a unique study that critically examines the role and impact of central banks in federal and confederal political systems. It conducts a detailed examination of the history, design and operation of central banking in the United States and in the European Union. The contradiction between the centralizing features of banking and...
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The motivation for writing the pamphlet was my concern about the rise of ‘nationalist populism’, partly engendered by the growing marketisation in all areas of our political and economic lives. The popular resentment which underlies this anti-elitism, whereas nationalism is a ‘horizontal’ objection to ‘the other’. (See House of Lords Library Note, 2017). I want...
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 Dr Michael Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow of the GPI, has published a new book in which he sets out a comprehensive analysis and counter-narrative to the neo-liberal market capitalist orthodoxy. The book can be purchased from Amazon in e-book or paperback format. From Locke to Hayek to Trump: The Trail of Neo-liberalism and the Need...
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Review by Dr Michael Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute. Europe’s Hybrid Threats – What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? edited by Giray Sadık There is always a problem reviewing an edited volume of essays. The variability of the contributions obviates anything other than a brief eclectic view of...
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