Hopes of clean break with EU are nonsense, says ex-Brexit official
September 27, 2019

A no-deal exit would trigger complex negotiations, argues former top DexEU civil servant

Claiming a no-deal Brexit represents a clean break with the European Union is nonsensical, according to Philip Rycroft, the former permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting Continue reading

U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Trade-Talk Doubts Swirl: Markets Wrap
September 9, 2019

U.S. equity futures fell as Chinese and American officials struggled to schedule a planned meeting this month to continue trade talks. The pound slumped with the U.K. facing a showdown in Parliament over delaying Brexit again.

Contracts on the three Continue reading

No-deal Brexit would plunge Britain into a recession, says OBR
August 15, 2019

Office for Budget Responsibility believes economy would shrink by 2% by end of 2020

A no-deal Brexit would plunge Britain into a recession that would shrink the economy by 2%, push unemployment above 5% and send house prices tumbling by Continue reading

Hammond plays down Brexit delay increasing chance of second vote
May 7, 2019

Time likely to be too tight for referendum before end of October, says chancellor

Philip Hammond has played down the possibility that the UK could use the delay to Brexit to hold a second referendum and stressed that he still Continue reading