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We could be headed for a 'chaotic Brexit,' which is no deal at all–no deal on the terms of our withdrawal, let alone the future relationship.feedback
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Sep 12 2017 Brexit
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Jun 06 2017 - British politics

People had always known that they were there, but the referendum threw them into sharp relief in a way that was not clear before, because of the British political system.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Deportation

I think there is a legitimate sense of worry. The government isn't going to deport 3 million people, or even 1 million. But equally, it's not going to give a blanket guarantee. It's not going to simply say to everyone who has an E.U. passport who is here today, That's it, that's all you need, here's your right to permanent residency and citizenship.feedback

Mar 03 2017

There is no significance to any particular numerical threshold for the UK population, it all depends on how we live and where we live. Some parts of the UK are densely populated and some aren't. You don't see the 70 million, you see your own neighbourhood. They depend on all sorts of factors which the ONS does not pretend to be able to forecast or model. My view is that I think EU migration will fall very significantly over the next couple of years, and migration overall will fall. Therefore the population increase may be significantly slower than the ONS says.feedback

Mar 03 2017

We're living longer, which on the whole is a good thing, but it's clearly unsustainable, you can't have people living longer and longer and only working to the same age and spending a greater proportion of their time in retirement.feedback

Mar 03 2017

So people will have to work longer. But the good news is that it doesn't seem to be any evidence that healthy life expectancy doesn't increase with actual life expectancy. In other words people are able to work longer as well as having to work longer.feedback

Oct 02 2016

What we cannot do is delude ourselves that we can 'have our cake and eat it.feedback

Oct 02 2016

That means continued uncertainty for businesses, both those who trade with the EU and those who employ EU nationals.feedback

Aug 23 2016

There appears to be no economic case for Hinkley Point and the government's decision to 'pause' and hopefully cancel it is welcome.feedback

Aug 23 2016 - IMF

With interest rates at historic lows, essentially the government can borrow for free. It has been obvious to almost all economists that increasing public sector investment is sensible. That consensus has been bolstered by the like of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).feedback

Jun 27 2016

They told lots of people that these trade-offs, which were reasonably obvious and are now coming to the fore, didn't exist. Sooner or later they will have to deal with it.feedback

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