UK Happiest Ever Despite Brexit

The latest edition of the World Happiness Rankings were published yesterday to mark World Happiness Day. Despite the relentless doom and gloom stories from the Remainer media and bitter Blairite politicians who still haven’t come to terms with the fact that the majority of the country doesn’t agree with them any more, the UK has actually climbed up to its highest ever position in the rankings, taking the 15th spot, just ahead of Ireland, Germany, Belgium and the US. Cheer up Remoaners, there’s nothing scary about being a self-governing country…

Government Borrowing Lowest It Has Been In 17 Years

New ONS figures released this morning reveal that borrowing in the current financial year was £23.1bn, £18bn less than a year before. Still no sign of that Leave vote-induced debt explosion…

Helping the good news was the fact that retail sales have risen unexpectedly strongly this month, showing consumer confidence remains high despite predictions from the experts. Now the UK’s total deficit isn’t far off our gross EU contribution…

Any deficit is a bad deficit, but adding just £23.1 billion to the national debt this year is a lot better than last year when we added £41.1 billion to it, and massively improved than the £103 billion deficit the UK faced in 2010. Guido will not be satisfied until the deficit is eliminated so the national debt can start to fall in real terms…

Toyota Producing New Hybrid Car Model in UK Despite Brexit

Toyota have just announced that they will begin producing a new generation of hybrid cars at its factory in Derbyshire next year, despite the global car industry downturn. Ford announced last week that they were cutting 5,000 jobs in Germany, Brexit is not to blame for the car industry’s global woes…

This isn’t just good news for thousands of Derbyshire workers – the new hybrid cars built for Suzuki will also use engines produced at Toyota’s Deeside plant in Wales. All despite Brexit…

British Universities Score Best Ever Global Ranking

British universities saw their best ever placing in the QS global university rankings this year. They took the top spot in 13 subjects, up from 10 last year. Despite Remainers warning us before the referendum that “Brexit could push British universities down global rankings”

The Times reported that experts are saying “Britain is benefiting from the rise in tuition fees in 2012” that enabled a big expansion in student numbers and facilities. Nick Hillman, the director of the Higher Education Policy Institute said that with  tuition fees under review this years results could represent the high water mark. Ditching the current fee system would do serious harm to our international rankings, and places for disadvantaged students domestically….

Head of Google’s Hiring Tool Calls UK ‘Very, Very Attractive Market’

The head of Google’s new recruitment tool ‘Hire by Google’ has said that the UK is “an attractive market, obviously, for everybody” and that Brexit did not change his decision to launch the product in the UK. Dmitri Krakovsky, a Vice President at Google (the world’s second most valuable company), said at the launch of the new product that “the UK is no doubt a very, very attractive market for us.” All despite Brexit…

Real Wages Rise, Employment Surges, Unemployment Plummets

New labour market data from the ONS has revealed that in the last quarter of last year, 167,000 more people became employed. 2018 ended with 444,000 more people in work than a year before. The UK’s employment rate now stands at the joint-highest it has ever been since records began in 1971. Meanwhile almost 60,000 fewer people are relying on zero-hours contracts…

The unemployment rate has plummeted too, with as low levels not being since since the end of 1974. Unemployment fell by 100,000 over the course of the year, meaning every day 274 unemployed people found a job. Meanwhile, wages have risen again by 3.4%, and excluding inflation real wages are up by 1.3%. Despite Brexit, Britain’s jobs miracle continues…

New $400 Million Tech Investment Fund to Launch in London

A new $400 million tech investment fund is set to be based in London with Abu Dhabi’s state investor Mubadala Investment Company partnering with SoftBank to provide funding for the launch of the new fund. The fund has already made a small number of undisclosed investments. All despite Brexit…

The UK is currently a global capital for tech innovation and is streets ahead of anywhere else in Europe. Funds like these will be running a mile if Damian Collins’ disastrous recommendations are ever put into practice…

Channel Tunnel To Remain Open If No Deal

The EU Commission has this afternoon published legislation on ‘Railway safety and connectivity’ which would guarantee the Channel Tunnel remains open for three months after a no deal Brexit, enough time for the UK and France to renegotiate the treaty that provides the legal underpinning for the crossing. Another piece of a managed no deal that Brexiteers were told was impossible…

New £3 Million Manufacturing Expansion in Oldham

Oldham’s Hill’s Panel Products, which manufactures boards, doors, and furniture fittings is booming, having opened a second production line, worth £3 million. This will increase output of goods by at least 50%, from 30,000 units to 45,000, and in the longer term 50,000. This new investment will create more local jobs.

No jobs being lost by Nissan deciding to not build something new made headlines for days. Will the media give proportionate coverage to real new investment..?

London Ranked First in Europe For ‘Future Proofing’

London has been ranked as the foremost city in Europe for ‘future proofing’ by international professional services and investment management company JLL. Their analysis looks at key data points in wide ranging criteria, from ‘International Patent Applications’ to ‘Environmental Quality’. No other European city comes close…

Globally, London is only beaten by San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and New York. The results show that London is still better placed than any other city in Europe to face down future challenges and continue to prosper – “despite Brexit”. That is not going to change unless we got a Corbyn government…

UK Ranked As World’s Second Most Powerful Nation

The UK has been ranked the world’s second most powerful nation despite Brexit. The Henry Jackson Society‘s Audit of Geopolitical Capability used a model involving four attributes, 33 indicators and 1240 potential data observations and placed the UK after the US but slightly ahead of China.

The Audit’s Chief Analyst, James Rogers, said that the UK voting to leave the EU “has had no discernible impact on the UK’s fundamental ability to apply itself around the World”, but does recommend increased R&D spend and armed forces’ projection capacities to prevent the UK falling behind, particularly in light of China’s naval buildup. Politicians who like to call Britain a small island in the North Atlantic would do well to read the report in full

Employment Highest Since Records Began

Official ONS figures released today have revealed that the UK employment rate is estimated to be 75.7%, a significant increase on last year’s 75.1%, and the highest rate since estimates began in 1971. Similarly unemployment is at near record lows at 4.1%, down from 4.3% this time last year. Wages are also up by 3.3%, the fastest rise in a decade. All despite Brexit…

Brexit Britain: FDI Soaring and Manufacturing Booming

New figures show that growth in Britain’s manufacturing sector is outpacing every other major European nation as the EU is gripped by a slowdown. Manufacturing growth is at a 26-month low in France, and a 31 month low even in powerhouse Germany. Also Italy languishes at a 47-month low…

IHS Markit has released its index of factory activity in November where a score of 50 is the cut off point between growth and decline. The UK has risen to 53.1, but the Eurozone as a whole has fallen to its lowest since August 2016, at 51.8.

All the while the ONS has revealed that the UK’s inward foreign direct investment (FDI) position increased to £1,336.5 billion last year, a record high. Despite Brexit…

Brexit Britain’s £1bn Investment Bonanza

China’s sovereign wealth fund and HSBC are in talks to launch a fund of up to one billion pounds to invest in British companies. It will be formally announced next year, coinciding with Britain leaving the EU.

HSBC said in a statement that China’s fund, the ‘China Investment Corporation‘ is exclusively working with them and a British private equity firm “to create a fund to invest in high-quality and growing UK companies with development opportunities in China.” This comes as figures reveal Britain has the second highest FDI in the world, well ahead of any other EU country. All despite Brexit…

European Space Companies Investing In Britain

European companies Eutelsat Communications and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a deal worth hundreds of millions of pounds to construct key parts of new communications satellites in Stevenage and Portsmouth. Now six out of even of Eutelsat’s new generation of satellites will be partially built in Britain. All despite Brexit…

UK Top of Big Four EU Growth League

German GDP growth figures have today been released for the third quarter this year. Official numbers now show that the German economy actually contracted by 0.2% in the third quarter, 0.6% below what was forecast. Meanwhile, Italy is completely stagnant. This latest release comfortably puts the UK at the top of the EU ‘big four’ growth league…

London Office Market Still Booming Despite Brexit

The Central London office market is continuing to defy predictions of Brexit doom, with office space take-up in 2018 Q3 up 12% on the last quarter and 17% above the long-term average. Investment turnover exceeded £5 billion – 40% ahead of the long-term average and the highest for a single quarter since the end of 2015. In fact the biggest investors, accounting for nearly 40% of the investment in Q3, were European buyers. Sorry Frankfurt, the London pull is just too strong…

Britain Growing Three Times Faster Than Eurozone

The UK’s GDP growth figures for Q3 reveal that growth has shot up to a near two year high of 0.6%. Which means that Brexit Britain grew three times as fast as the stagnating Eurozone in Q3, which posted paltry growth of only 0.2% last quarter. The Remainer refrain that Britain has slumped to the bottom of the growth league is starting to look very silly…

UK GDP Growth Best in 2 Years


UK third-quarter GDP was up 0.6%. Which is the fastest growth in nearly 2 years. The Bank of England says the economy is now operating at full capacity…

UK Second Best in World for FDI

The latest global FDI figures have blown apart the regular Remainer refrain that Brexit “uncertainty” is causing anxious businesses to hold back investment in the UK. According to the most recent UNCTAD figures, far from languishing near the bottom of the table, the UK is currently ranked second best in the world, with $65.5 billion of FDI coming into the UK in the first half of 2018 alone, just behind China on $70.2 billion.[…] Read the rest “UK Second Best in World for FDI”

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