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There is no Brexit ‘punishment’, apart from the self-inflicted one

There is no Brexit ‘punishment’, apart from the self-inflicted one

Michel Barnier did not say we needed to be taught a lesson. We are not being blackmailed or fined. We are simply unwilling to accept our obligations‘Sometimes you get the impression that the British
Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered

Tory EU migration crackdown plans: the key questions answered

Farmers, hoteliers and caterers say leaked proposals to limit free movement would spell catastrophe – but what would they really mean?A previously muted British business establishment is now in full
Can Macron and Merkel agree on how to fix the eurozone? | Barry Eichengreen

Can Macron and Merkel agree on how to fix the eurozone? | Barry Eichengreen

With a dynamic new leader in France and a fresh mandate in Germany, there would be a chance to correct monetary union’s flawsWith Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election and
Refusal to put a concrete figure on the cost of Brexit is close to criminal negligence | Paul Mason

Refusal to put a concrete figure on the cost of Brexit is close to criminal negligence | Paul Mason

The chancellor may continue to predict the long-term direction of the public finances as if Brexit were not happening – but it is unsustainable and harms democracy Over the summer the government
E.U. Leader Suggests Simplifying How the Bloc Is Run

E.U. Leader Suggests Simplifying How the Bloc Is Run

“Ten years since crisis struck, Europe’s economy is finally bouncing back,” the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France.
Philip Hammond tells the City he will protect its global position

Philip Hammond tells the City he will protect its global position

UK chancellor hints he won’t tolerate protectionist measures from EU aiming to lure business awayThe UK will not water down rules to protect its financial services sector in the wake of Brexit, the
I worked for Vote Leave, but I now realise Britain must stay in the single market | Oliver Norgrove

I worked for Vote Leave, but I now realise Britain must stay in the single market | Oliver Norgrove

The Tories claim to be the party of economic stability yet are driving the country to a cliff edge. A Labour push for a pragmatic Brexit could be pivotalWill Brexit become the Conservative party’s
Britain’s Old Guard Tries to Rally the Faltering Brexit Troops

Britain’s Old Guard Tries to Rally the Faltering Brexit Troops

Bankers, Beatles and businessmen don't fit the Brexiteer caricature.
The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece?

The eurozone may be back on its feet. But is Greece?

Jean-Claude Juncker believes Europe is starting to recover at last. But the picture from the union’s most fallible economy is very mixedIs the eurozone on the mend? Jean-Claude Juncker certainly
Even German carmakers won’t save us from a hard Brexit

Even German carmakers won’t save us from a hard Brexit

Some on both sides of the Channel believe that trade and prosperity will win the day. But in the EU just as in the UK, politics now trumps economicsThere is a shared belief among Leavers and Remainers
The eurozone strikes back – why Europe is booming again

The eurozone strikes back – why Europe is booming again

Structural reforms since financial crisis are slowly but surely starting to bear fruit, with the lowest unemployment since 2009 and production ratcheted upIt was a story few predicted: the eurozone is
Chickens coming home to roost for Theresa May – cartoon

Chickens coming home to roost for Theresa May – cartoon

Chris Riddell on the squadron of woes currently afflicting the government Continue reading...
Fall in migration after Brexit could push up inflation, says Carney

Fall in migration after Brexit could push up inflation, says Carney

Bank of England governor says labour shortages could also raise wages in short term, but Brexit would have only modest impact on pricesA sharp fall in migrant workers coming to Britain as a
UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD

UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD

Pound’s Brexit slide has pushed up inflation and dampened purchasing power, says forecastItaly, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on
Why Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix Might Soon Face Higher Taxes in Europe

Why Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix Might Soon Face Higher Taxes in Europe

Online companies pay much less tax than other sectors.
Why Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix Might Soon Face Higher Taxes in Europe

Why Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix Might Soon Face Higher Taxes in Europe

Online companies pay much less tax than other sectors.

After 8 years in the making, Canada’s trade deal with the EU takes effect

Canadians will soon have access to an increased array of European-made produce at better prices, thanks to a trade agreement between Canada and the European Union that takes effect today. After years
UK debt crisis and the onward march of neoliberalism | Letters

UK debt crisis and the onward march of neoliberalism | Letters

Quantitative easing allowed the wealthy to get out of cash and into assets, writes Martin London; the provisionally passed Ceta deal is TTIP by the back door, says John Airs. Plus letters by David
Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech

Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech

Prime Minister Theresa May in Florence, Italy, sought on Friday to stress the common interests of Britain and continental Europe.
Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech

Theresa May Seeks to Unlock Brexit Talks in Florence Speech

Prime Minister Theresa May in Florence, Italy, sought on Friday to stress the common interests of Britain and continental Europe.