Welcome to Laburnum Consulting

We are an advisory and consulting company with expertise in finance and economics, especially in the official sector. We aim to provide original, independent analysis and commentary on economic and geo-political affairs.

We offer a newsletter and regular articles to our subscribers, and a bespoke advisory and consulting service. For the most recent articles go to our Latest articles page. Earlier articles are held in our Articles Archive, which can be accessed on the Latest articles page via the Categories list on the right. The Archive contains all articles published since 2002.

Latest Articles

Preserving the UK?

My essay two weeks ago on the challenge of preserving the UK produced a bigger postbag than any of my articles for at least the last five years. And strikingly, they were almost all on the theme not so much of “What will it take to keep the Union together?”, as I had positioned my essay a fortnight ago, as “What is the reason for trying to preserve the Union at all?” It is a question that needs to be answered.

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Preserving the UK

Having just returned from a week’s holiday in Scotland, and seen the degree to which the country is increasingly diverging from England, I am more convinced than ever that the Union of the United Kingdom is at risk, and that Unionists in London have little idea of the seriousness of the threat or how to counter it. A debate on the governance of the UK, and how the four nations relate to each other and to the Union, is urgently needed.

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