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Finally got to see @MaryQueenMovie in a cinema, a different experience to the laptop preview, the big screen emphasising the beauty of the whole thing. So I thought I’d update what I said on @ScotlandTonight ... first on its #anglocentric version of Scottish history ...
The credits give a big shout out to John Guy & his book ‘My heart is my own’. Dr Guy is a fantastic English TUDOR historian. #MaryQueenofScots was a Scottish STEWART. It shows...
This #anglocentric perspective, predicated on notions of English cultural/governmental superiority & echoed in ancient English claims to overlordship of Scotland, surfaces immediately as #MQS lands on a wild beach instead of the stone harbour at Leith ...
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I did a quick explainer for @prospect_uk on how #Brexit may affect #VAT, both domestically and in relation to EU-UK trade. Quick thread on some of the key points: prospectmagazine.co.uk/economics-and-…
1/ The UK, like all other EU member states, currently is part of the common EU VAT area. While the EU does not prescribe exact VAT rates, it put in place certain guidelines, e.g. a minimum standard rate of 15%, or limits on granting of reduced rates and exemptions.
2/ Leaving the EU presumably means leaving its VAT area (Monaco currently only non-EU state that is a member). This would have a range of serious implications, both positive and negative.

(Though some trade experts expect EU would offer UK continued membership, if asked.)
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