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Bulldozing Brexit

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The negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from the EU have made little headway in the six months since Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 to begin the process. The lack of progress has antagonized the EU, while making ever more obvious the huge costs and scant rewards of leaving.

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  1. A Silver Lining for a Hard Brexit
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    A Silver Lining for a Hard Brexit

    Nov 20, 2017 Jacek Rostowski says Britain has a strong national-security interest in leaving behind a stable, cohesive European Union.

  2. How Money Could Unblock the Brexit Talks
    Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron John Thys/Getty Images

    How Money Could Unblock the Brexit Talks

    Oct 20, 2017 Anatole Kaletsky urges UK Prime Minister Theresa May to acknowledge the need for continued contributions to the EU budget.

  3. Britain’s Road to Perdition
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    Britain’s Road to Perdition

    Aug 15, 2017 Anatole Kaletsky thinks the UK government's proposed Brexit "interim period" is a recipe for yet another disaster.

  4. Brexit Down on the Farm
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    Brexit Down on the Farm

    Aug 11, 2017 Ngaire Woods thinks that leaving the EU could benefit UK farmers – but only if the government adapts.

  5. Revenge of the Experts
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    Revenge of the Experts

    Aug 10, 2017 Barry Eichengreen explains why the impact on the UK economy took longer than expected to emerge.

  6. A Cross-Party Way Forward on Brexit
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    A Cross-Party Way Forward on Brexit

    Jul 25, 2017 Richard S. Grossman suggests that the more sensible wings of the UK's major political parties forge a unity government.

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    Why Inflation Persists

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    What "Team Transitory" has missed in the inflation debate is that inflation tends to become persistent because of second-round effects. Not only have producer prices risen over the past year or so, but they also have not yet been fully passed through the value chain.

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    Crises of Uncertainty

    Harold James fears the consequences of policymakers’ continual revision of economic and financial governance rules.

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