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December 13, 2019

His impact in a short period of time has been revolutionary, and his resounding victory means he can remake the country.

The britain that has emerged today is different from the one that came before, its old political map erased, its economic model upended, its prospect...

The pound has rallied more than 2 per cent in its biggest rise since 2017 after an exit poll has projected a strong victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservative party.


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John McDonnell: Brexit, not Corbyn, responsible for dire exit poll John McDonnell has said if th...

What's the point of a poll just before the general election results? Here's what you need to know.

How accurate is it?

Pretty bloody accurate.

David Firth, Professor of Statistics at the University of Warwick, helped develop the modelthat has been in use since 2001. He to...

December 9, 2019

If he wins the election, will the prime minister lead as a One Nation Tory or a Trump-style populist?


Boris Johnson does not like losing. John Bercow, the former House of Commons Speaker, recalls how he once played tennis against the prime minister. Mr Bercow turned up...

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Labour leader once wore a jumper knitted by his mum on TV, but he’s much snappier now. And his jacket is as political as his speeches

Spotted! Jeremy Corbyn makes a late-breaking bid for sartorial supremacy. On the campaign trail in Whitby, the Labour leader wore a...

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Tuesday took aim at “obscene” billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich and to introduce policies including a pay cap at some companies.

The two main political par...

A post-Brexit deal should make it easier to build supermarkets, avoid tax and sue the UK, US business lobbyists say.

Excerpt- "The document advocates opening vast swaths of the UK economy to the US markets and reflects an American private sector that is less restricted...

November 13, 2019

The UK cannot afford to "squander" more time deciding whether and how to leave the EU, Boris Johnson will say in his first major speech of the election.

He will argue that ending the current "groundhoggery" will deliver a big economic boost and enable the UK to focus on...

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Who's Behind The Blog

Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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