For nearly three years, the entire British economy and way of life have been dominated by Brexit and what it will mean for the UK not to belong to the EU following its departure on March 29th, 2019.
Sleepwalking can be fun until you walk into a wall. How can it be that more than 600 relatively intelligent people can ignore what is staring them in the face?
I have read increasingly strident arguments as to why the UK should have a second or peoples referendum on the choice of whether It should leave the EU.
The rise of the fast fashion industry in the past few years has brought in its wake a booming trade of second-hand clothing. Today, millions of people around the world donate clothes with the understanding that they will support the needy or will be resold in secondhand stores.
I was discussing how the market has changed with an ex-colleague the other day and we both concluded that the increase in liquidity caused by the euro, the fact that trading to five decimal places where every 0.00001 trades and the advent of retail traders who have no experience of exceptional market volatility has let loose a genie from a bottle from which the cap can never be replaced.
Anyone who reads anything I write on Brexit will be aware that over the period of negotiations, I had become fairly agnostic about whether the UK stays in the EU or leaves (whenever that happens).
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has had two victories this week; one surprising, the other pyrrhic.