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PM’s Brexit plans leave Britain look like a ship of fools

Sean O’Grady Do you sometimes wonder how low Britain’s stock can fall? Not in GDP, the size of her armed forces or the “soft power” of cultural influence. Those have been on the slide, relative to other great powers, since about 1870. No, we’re talking here about the simple dignities of diplomacy and plain old-fashioned good manners. Smooth and harmonious ... Read More »

Why Brexit won’t cure Britain’s broken economic model

Simon Deakin explains in this audio podcast that Britain’s low-wage, low productivity economy is the result of 40 years of neoliberal economic policies. While some on the Left think that Brexit will allow a reset of British economic policy, this view is implausible. Even a benign or ‘soft’ Brexit will cause a shock to Britain’s trading relations that will have ... Read More »