The case for Britain’s global role

In essence: the world’s status quo (free trade and the liberal values upheld by democracies) underpins the UK’s prosperity; but this world order is fragile, and Britain has consistently failed to predict from where the next threat to it will come from. In order to defend hard-won liberal values, and not waste our lucky inheritance, […]

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School run

I get off the train at Paddington and walk down Bishop’s Bridge Road towards my office. The weather is normally dry (London rains less than people think); rush hour traffic is stacked up at the lights. On the way I try Clara on her mobile. If I have caught the 7.18, and the train’s on […]

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The euro? Who knows …

Yesterday I sat in on a discussion between two distinguished European economists – one had recently served in the Dutch cabinet, the other in the Greek cabinet. The small audience included some of Europe’s leading business people, many of them from Germany; as well as policy experts from Asia and Africa. In the ballroom of […]

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