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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: UK Discovers the Hard Limits of Its ‘Newfound’ Sovereignty

It is not a good time to be a supporter of Brexit. If spin were a tradeable commodity, all would be exceptionally well in the realm. Alas, it is not. The attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to supplant essential

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UK Won’t ‘Move On’ After Brexit: It Will Move Forward

Many of the existential issues that have driven a period of prolonged introversion in the UK, hampering its international engagement, have now been laid to rest. Brexit will continue to be the defining prism through which the world views the

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Jim O’Neill: The Return of Fiscal Policy

As we enter the last quarter of 2019 (and of the decade), cyclical indicators point to a slowing world economy amid wide-ranging structural challenges. There are plenty of issues to keep one up at night, be it climate change, antimicrobial

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Lord Waverley: Brexit and Trade – The UK Must Now Be Flexible, Opportunistic & Respectfully Machiavellian

The Trade Bill before Parliament is a necessary piece in the BREXIT jigsaw. A question to start with, however, is this: will the bill survive the environment in which it must serve, or will it require amendment once the conditions

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Project Fear

After suffering some initial and minor difficulties, they fully expect the UK to become the shining star of a new world order – an Empire 2.0 – a low to no regulation haven of free enterprise, free trade, and free

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Democratic Deficit

Eurosceptics often decry the European Union’s perceived democratic deficit and strenuously object to being ruled by “faceless unelected bureaucrats.” In the UK, where Euroscepticism is particularly fashionable, they wish for legislative powers to be devolved to Westminster and executive powers

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Border Trouble

Post-Brexit, the UK will remain part of the EU customs union and quite possibly of its single market as well. That is the gist of the tentative agreement reached on December 08 in Brussels between both parties. The UK’s continued

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