What is a conversation these days without Brexit? The Remoaners still champion their cause, but the Brexiteers boast Theresa May’s words of “Brexit means Brexit”. Then it was the remain camp’s time to boast following a temporary victory in the High Court regarding parliamentary procedure. If this was the 17th century again, one might fear … Continue reading Brexit Breakdown: New Year, New Economy?
One more time, into the fray, the immigration issue has emerged – you knew it was only a matter of time. This phase however, ignites a triple threat as Nigel Farage has thrown his hat into the ring, re-iterating that UKIP would cut the numbers allowed into the UK to work, but he could not … Continue reading Immigration – Farage on Fire!
Mr. Grey and the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise have been whipping up a media storm and lustful frenzy in recent weeks. Controversy has saturated social media. From outcries of subsisting gender inequalities highlighted by the film, to some extremely (and I mean, extremely) excited women in cinemas across the globe, the film adaptation of … Continue reading THE SEX INDUSTRY: Fifty Shades of the Economy
On Friday 27th February, the US Commerce Department revealed the economy grew by 2.2% in the final quarter of 2014, weaker than the estimated 2.6%. Fine margins though it may be, the slowdown in the economy was more pronounced than previously thought. The concerns stem from the fact that the fourth quarter growth had been … Continue reading Growing Pains
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance used to be the five stages of buying petrol. Many consumers used to double the value of their car every time they replenished their tanks, however, as we have documented in recent weeks here on The Commercial Cartel, the world has been ‘put-in’ their hard earned cash back into … Continue reading UK Inflation for Dummies
In the first of a two-part instalment, this article will discuss the benefits of Greece leaving the EU. A quick assessment of the relationship between Alexis Tsipras and Angela Merkel will tell you that their relationship won’t reach Danny Zuko - Sandy Ollson levels of happiness. Rather, with Greece’s deteriorating financial situation testing the resolve … Continue reading Part One: Go Greece Lightning – Why EU Must Say ‘Good Riddance’ to Greece
Before I’m accused of using any profanities, check that word again – yes, its fracking. This is the process of drilling down into the earth and injecting a high-pressure fluid into the rock which exposes the gas inside. Drilling companies have exclaimed that trillions of cubic feet of shale gas may be recoverable from underneath … Continue reading Are You Fracking Serious?
In life, there are just some things one cannot resolve simply by listening to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. For the EU, the economic headache conjured by the election of a radical left-wing party, Syriza, is one of those things. Demanding an end to Greece's painful austerity measures, threatening renewed turmoil in global markets and … Continue reading GREECE ELECTION: Syriza-phrenia in Europe
A few years ago, a dear friend told me about how he’d met the girl of his dreams at a nightclub. They boogied, then woogied. After exchanging drinks, numbers, and addresses, the lady whispered in his ear, "I want you to make me feel dirty and degraded." Naturally, he took her shopping in his local … Continue reading Al-di Cheap Prices Are Insane-bury’s
Having previously pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to save the euro, it would appear a vacation or some quiet time for Mario Draghi would've sufficed. The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) caused the euro to fall 0.4% to $1.2034 following comments which suggested the bank could start quantitative easing soon. Mrs Draghi … Continue reading EURO VALUE DECREASE: Mario in Drag-hi