Chief European Commentator @WSJ, columnist @TheTimes. Britisher. Where there is discord may I bring harmony.Chief European Commentator @WSJ, columnist @TheTimes. Britisher. Where there is discord may I bring harmony.

Brexit would leave the UK on the outside looking in at trade talks

thetimes.co.uk — When President Obama told the UK last week that it would go to the "back of the queue" for future free trade deals if it quit the European Union, Brexit campaigners accused him of bullying an ally.

Where Post-Brexit U.K. Would Stand in the Trade-Deal Queue

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Any pact with the U.S would be far less ambitious than the proposed EU-U.S.

Gove is wrong when he says Brexit will be cheered across the Continent

thetimes.co.uk — Brexiters are a fickle bunch. One minute, those campaigning for Britain to quit the European Union are outraged at the International Monetary Fund's suggestion that Brexit will deliver a "severe regional and global shock". The next minute, their leader, Michael Gove, is boasting that his goal is to "liberate" countries such as Spain, Portugal and Greece from the euro.

Britain Would Pay High Price for ‘Liberating’ Europe

wsj.com — Brexiters are a fickle bunch. First, those campaigning for Britain to quit the European Union are outraged at the International Monetary Fund's suggestion that it will deliver a "severe regional and global shock."

Greek Risk Hangs Over British Vote on EU

wsj.com — With two months to go until Britain's referendum on whether to leave the European Union, the bloc is determined to get its house in order. Nothing must be allowed to happen between now and June 23rd that might boost the campaign for a British exit, or Brexit-an outcome that the International Monetary Fund last week predicted would trigger a "severe regional and global shock".

IMF’s Gloomy Warnings Miss Good News on Global Economy

wsj.com — Strip away the doom-laden warnings, the catalog of global political risks, and the now-customary downgrading of its own forecasts, and the underlying message of the International Monetary Fund's latest World Economic Outlook is that the global economy is doing fine.

Amid dire warnings of economic dooom, keep a sense of perspective

thetimes.co.uk — Strip away the doom-laden warnings, the catalogue of global political risks and the now customary downgrading of its own forecasts and the underlying message of the International Monetary Fund's latest World Economic Outlook is that the global economy is doing fine.

Obama’s Delicate Diplomatic Mission to Britain Gets Tougher

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The 'Brexit' campaign's success so far partly reflects David Cameron's political failure, Simon Nixon writes When President Barack Obama stops over in London this month, he will be undertaking a diplomatic mission as perilous as any in his eight years in office.

The biggest impact of Brexit could be felt in Europe

thetimes.co.uk — So far, the Brexit debate has focused largely on the economic impact on Britain. That reflects not only the fact that it is British voters who will decide whether the UK remains a member of the European Union in the June 23 referendum, but also an assumption that it is the UK that has most to gain or lose.

Brexit May Be Bigger Risk for Eurozone Than U.K.

wsj.com — The debate over Britain's exit from the European Union, so far, has focused largely on the economic impact on the U.K. itself. That reflects not only the fact that it is British voters who will decide whether the U.K. remains a member of the European Union in the June 23 referendum but also an assumption that it is the U.K.
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Apr 29, 2016

Relief in Lisbon as DBRS confirms Portugal investment grade rating thereby continued eligibility for ECB QE. twitter.com/kowsmann/statu…

Apr 29, 2016

@DenisMacShane you might have thought he'd learned from his 1925 gold standard disaster...

Apr 29, 2016

RT @fwred: At current pace, € unemployment rate would drop to single-digit levels in 3 months, and to 9% by mid-2017. pic.twitter.com/dG7WyCTblii

Apr 29, 2016

RT @ChrisGiles_: I can't remember ever having to put a note on a chart like this before #Brexit pic.twitter.com/CQmkEOKrwf

Apr 29, 2016

RT @simonjhix: EU pop'n data, by citizenship, e.g. % other EU = UK 4.6%, Irl 8%, Switz 16.1%, Norway 6.4%, EU avge 3.0% @jdportes https://tpic.twitter.com/dLU29eK59sco/dLU29eK59s

Apr 28, 2016

RT @pmdfoster: Really good @AgataGostynska @CER_London piece here on Article 50 and why #Brexit go-it-alone fantasies are just that https:/cer.org.uk/insights/seven…t.co/RzUetk77qy


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