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Foreign Policy (June 22)

2020/ 06/ 22 by jd in Global News

“India has crossed two bleak landmarks in its battle against the coronavirus. The country has now reached over 400,000 infections, making it the fourth-worst-hit country in the world, overtaking Britain, Spain, and Italy. But it’s also lifted its 76-day lockdown.” In order “to stave off economic disaster,” the country is now “walking head-on into a pandemic at its peak.”

 

The Economist (May 23)

2020/ 05/ 25 by jd in Global News

Have we reached “peak capital?” It seems London may be entering “a covid-accelerated decline,” in a shift that “could reverse three decades of ascendancy.” The UK may be “levelled up” as Boris Johnson promised, but primarily by levelling down London.

 

Reuters (April 20)

2020/ 04/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Income tax was introduced in the United Kingdom in 1799 to fund the Napoleonic Wars against France. America imposed the tax in 1861 to pay for its civil war. The coronavirus pandemic is not literally a war. But it will lead to massive debts and eventually higher taxes.”

 

Financial Times (March 2)

2020/ 03/ 04 by jd in Global News

“Europe as a whole, the UK included, should prepare for two foreseeable material economic shocks this year: a spread in the coronavirus and a WTO Brexit.” This may help create “the perfect storm for an economy dependent on exports and global supply chains.”

 

The Economist (February 15)

2020/ 02/ 17 by jd in Global News

“Scottish independence has grabbed headlines since Brexit, but it is time to recognise the chances of a different secession from the United Kingdom. Sinn Fein’s success at the election is just the latest reason to think that a united Ireland within a decade or so is a real—and growing—possibility.”

 

Responsible Investor (February 12)

2020/ 02/ 14 by jd in Global News

“The UK’s government and financial regulators have laid out a series of plans to bolster climate disclosure and become the first country in the world to have mandatory TCFD reporting, despite growing uncertainty over its ability to host a successful COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.”

 

Reuters (January 29)

2020/ 01/ 31 by jd in Global News

The UK is hurtling “into the Brexit unknown” as “a dis-United Kingdom exits the European Union” on Friday. Alas, more “Brexit fatigue” is likely in store. “Trade talks with every major power—including the EU—loom while there is little clarity on what the United Kingdom’s pitch to global investors will be.”

 

The Guardian (January 26)

2020/ 01/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Brexit Britain may soon find itself sinking faster than Venice. The UK faces economic upheaval on a vast scale if it is not, after all, to pursue ‘Brexit in name only.’”

 

BBC (January 15)

2020/ 01/ 17 by jd in Global News

“According to Nasa, Noaa and the UK Met Office, last year was the second warmest in a record dating back to 1850.” Moreover, “the past five years were the hottest in the 170-year series” and “the Met Office says that 2020 is likely to continue this warming trend.”

 

Reuters (December 16)

2019/ 12/ 16 by jd in Global News

With Mark Carney on the way out, the next Governor of the Bank of England will need to “believe in magic…. If all goes well, he or she will not only face the developed world’s current issues of stubbornly low inflation rates, easy credit and climate change. If Brexit also goes wrong, the new bank chief will also need some preternatural gifts.”

 

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