17th May 2018
UK Prime Minister uses Royal Wedding to disguise Single Market confirmation
Theresa May confirmed on May 16 that Britain would remain in Europe's Single Market - using the news chaos around the Royal Wedding to ensure media would overlook it. The...
6th December 2016
How uncertain are the uncertainties facing apparel sourcing?
I think many of the alleged uncertainties observers forecast for 2017 are badly misconceived. At this time of the year, observers typically start pontificating about the challenges facing businesses in...
17th November 2016
Trade with China. Triumph of hope over experience?
The British Brexit debate, and the aftermath of Trump's election, are bringing out widely contrasting views of China as a business partner. Some are hopelessly naive. British hope One of...