Chris Johns

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg meeting leaders of  UK political parties at the House of Commons in  London to discuss the need for cross-party action to address  climate change.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, started her solo strike from school for climate activism outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk with British prime minister Theresa May in Brussels. Whatever happens next on Brexit, the British have entered a permanent state of negotiation with the EU. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

How many times can we say “next week’s emergency EU Brexit summit will be critical”? How many more times can we say “the events of the next few days s(...)

Chris Johns, non-executive chairman of Smith and Williamson’s European hub, and Cedric Cruess Callaghan, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Maxwells

UK financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson has established a European hub in Dublin to ensure its European Union clients can (...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

A Pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside Downing Street in London at the weekend.  Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Michel Barnier offers the UK the option of allowing Great Britain out of the backstop. In Pavlovian fashion, Brexiteers cry foul, accuse EU negotiator(...)

City of Derry airport: The loss of the Derry to London Stansted route after flybmi ceased operations has raised concerns over the viability of the airport

The number of businesses seeking a type of ‘trusted trader’ status for faster border and customs checks in post-Brexit trade with the UK has surged, f(...)

One of the silliest games played by hyper educated people, who really should know better, is any attempt to explain short term movements in stock markets

Weekend newspaper supplements often quiz somebody reasonably well known about their finances. The answers are often the same: ‘money is not my main mo(...)

Have US interests rates peaked for the current cycle? Maybe. Above, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Apprentice investment bankers are taught to beware the words “it’s different this time”. There are many historical examples of financial ruin visited (...)

Fáilte Ireland will take a fresh swing at the lucrative golf tourism market in 2019 as part of preparations to offset the impact of Brexit

The Government is willing to see the Brexit deal re-opened if the United Kingdom wants to stay in a permanent customs union with the EU or allows for (...)

A Leave supporter arguing with a Remain supporter outside parliament in London.The  police  have been “briefed to intervene appropriately” if the law is broken. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

‘Corpulent generals, safe behind lines” is a line taken from a song Children’s Crusade, written by British rock star Sting in 1985. Those lyrics captu(...)

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