Friday, August 20, 2010

The Anglosphere Forever

I am big proponent of free trade among the Anglosphere and eventually the Commonwealth. Our links are strong and should be made stronger.

The Internet is dragging Britain away from Europe and towards the Anglosphere

By Daniel Hannan Politics Last updated: August 20th, 2010

The EU is being made redundant by technological change. In the 1950s, a regional trade association arguably made sense. But in a world where capital surges around the globe at the touch of a button, physical proximity becomes irrelevant. When deciding whether to invest in a country, corporations will consider many factors – tax rates, regulation, language, corruptibility of public officials – before they worry about geography., Commonwealth

The Internet makes it as easy for my constituents to do business with a company in New Zealand as with a company in Belgium. Easier, indeed, because the Kiwi company shares our common law, accountancy practices, commercial traditions and language.


Anonymous said...

For sure! Look we don't get rid of old friends or family members do we? So why would Canada not maintain strong ties with those countries, always? Good post. (real conservative)

Hoarfrost said...

The Anglosphere is a dominant force in my world and in my opinion. In Canada, parliamentary Common Law is paramount regardless of intermediate constitutional interpretations. We have a notwithstanding clause that overrides the supreme court so that we recognise our legislature's dominance. Parliament cannot bind itself.

We all have similar legal protections against fraudulent enterprises which gives us a basis of understanding to conduct general business in a rational legal envelope.

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