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Europe Faces Dilemma Over Fiscal and Banking Rules — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. A crisis of legitimacy lies at the heart of two major EU standoffs coming to a head this week, Simon Nixon writes The European Union's central crisis is one of legitimacy.

Is Britain Really Open for Business? — "Brexit means Brexit and we're going to make a success of it," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May keeps saying. But what does Brexit mean? And how do you define success? Brexiters themselves seem split on the question. Some are convinced that the European Union has been holding Britain back from engaging with the rest of the world and that...

The U.K.’s Big Brexit Test: Holding On to London’s Financial Crown — The political crisis that engulfed the U.K. after its decision to quit the European Union in last month's referendum may have come to a remarkably swift conclusion. But the political challenges facing new Prime Minister Theresa May are awesome.

Brexit Counterrevolution Is Risk to London — Three weeks after the Brexit vote, a consensus is emerging that the U.K.'s decision to quit the European Union was primarily a revolt against globalization by "left behind" voters registering their anger at excessive immigration, which they blamed for driving down wages and putting pressure on public services.

Brexit: Breaking Up Amicably Is Hard to Do — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. There's good reason to believe the U.K.

The EU Has No Brexit Plan Either — All of Europe is awaiting the British plan. Across the continent, there is astonishment that the Brexit leaders won the referendum without a clear plan of what to do next. There is frustration that the ensuing uncertainty has triggered an economic shock that has spread well beyond the U.K.

Brexit Exposes Eurozone’s Weak Spot: Italy’s Banks — The markets may have taken Brexit in their stride for now but it would be complacent to assume the worst of the shock has passed. Investors may also be betting that the U.K.'s political crisis will prove short-lived with the cautious Home Secretary Theresa May now the front-runner to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister.

The U.K.’s Unpalatable Brexit Choice — One of the biggest delusions underpinning the case for Brexit was the belief that the European Union was only bluffing when it said that the deal offer to Prime Minister David Cameron was the best available. This misconception was further underpinned by another common Brexit delusion: that the EU is a monolithic superstate, which would back down in the face of determined opposition.

A U.K. Revolution With No End in Sight — The people have spoken. But what exactly did they say? The U.K.'s decision to quit the European Union in last week's referendum has thrown British politics into chaos. The inevitable resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron has created a political vacuum just as Britain's entire foreign, defense, economic and commercial strategies have been thrown into doubt.

Brexit Vote Pushes Britain Into Uncharted Waters — DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Majority of voters repudiated country's entire establishment; no clear political path forward Where on earth does the U.K. go from here? The short answer is that no one knows.
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Jul 26, 2016

@AllieRenison @DavidAllenGreen John Kerr also took credit it the times last week. Failure has many parents after all...

Jul 24, 2016

Talk of China-UK FTA premature but China etc clearly using Brexit to pressure EU for FTA. Healthy competition. 

Jul 24, 2016

@WhiteWednesday By your calculation, if referendum had been FPTP, remain would have won hands down, your EEA option distant third. Hmmm...

Jul 23, 2016

Delighted to run into my old friend @thelazyguru dispensing tips on how to improve flow at @CuriousArtsFest

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