If you believe some of the headlines, the global economic shocks are already hitting ‘Brexit Britain’ much harder than other countries. Even the Bank of England governor, Andrew Bailey, has warned that inflation is set to be higher for longer in the UK, and growth weaker. The IMF, OECD and currency traders all apparently agree, … Continue reading Is ‘Brexit Britain’ really the ‘sick man of Europe’?
Here’s something you might not expect to read: ‘chapeau’ to the French economy, which has been one of Europe’s star performers since the pandemic. But what, if anything, can we in the UK learn from this? First, some numbers. The French economy has bounced back relatively quickly. GDP was about one per cent higher in … Continue reading Some French lessons for Rishi Sunak