Since last year’s Brexit referendum, the United Kingdom has been likened to a suicide who jumps off a 100-story building and, as he falls past the 50th floor, shouts “so far, so good.” This comparison is unfair to suicides. The real economic and political message today is “so far, so bad.”
December 25, 2017
Like many divorce proceedings, Britain’s negotiations with the European Union have reached an impasse that can be broken only by compromise.
October 22, 2017
Full English Brexit is off the menu.
August 15, 2017
Shortly after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an unexpected “Brexit election,” I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But the timescale I had in mind was five years, not five weeks.
June 17, 2017
The British election called by Prime Minister Theresa May for June 8 will transform the outlook for Britain’s politics and its relationship with Europe, but not necessarily in the way that a vastly increased majority for May’s Conservative Party might seem to imply.
May 01, 2017
For those of us who were wrong about the United States’ presidential election, it is worth suppressing emotional reactions, at least for a month or two, and attempting a dispassionate judgment about what Donald Trump’s administration may mean for the world.
November 30, 2016