Tag: European Union

The Brexit Brain-Buster, by Richard Ogier

Richard Ogier

12 Apr 2017

The ramifications of Brexit go well beyond the EU.

Brexit and After

7 Jul 2016

While many commentators have expressed relief that the financial dust has settled after the decision of UK voters to withdraw from the EU, there is reason to think they relax too soon. Certainly in terms of immediate effects the political shockwaves in the UK are catastrophic and any ‘solution’ for either of the main parties is likely to have a medium (and probably longer) term unraveling effect. On the one hand there is a basic…

When the hurly-burly’s done is the battle lost or won?

3 Jul 2016

Was it a mistake? The voice of the people was heard, certainly. What they were saying isn’t quite so clear, and many comments since from Brexit voters suggest that it was the political caste per se, as much at the EU itself, that was the focus of protest. Whether the vote, which has sent shock waves around the world, and particularly in Europe, will have as its outcome some radical political change—which might be the…

Bumbling Boris the Confidence Trickster?

2 Jul 2016

Where EU leaders have got it wrong is that Brexit is less a crisis for Britain (though it is that), than the latest manifestation of a deep-seated European malady. A sense of the risk of the EU unravelling is alive in the air in Germany and France because the fear is that Brexit has launched a dangerous dynamic of EU disintegration that, if uncontrolled, may, like Brexit itself, prove unstoppable. Perhaps this is something of…

Towards Global Diversity

The combination of high technology and the market has produced new kind of economy and culture, writes John Hinkson