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Africa is Growing, but is it Rising?

The truth is that Africa is growing. Things look promising for the continent. The World Bank, in its 2018 Global Economic Prospects, says 6 of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies will be in Africa. This is good news. It probably firms up the narrative that Africa has moved from a ‘hopeless continent’ to a ‘hopeful continent’.

2 years

Along Came Donald!

Kennedy, Johnson, (Nixon), Ford, Carter,  Reagan, Bush Clinton, Bush, Obama, then, Trump. What would the great political interviewers of the past made of Donald Trump? I doubt many would have risked interviewing him for fear of being arrested (or worse).

2 years

A Brexit Carol

Theresa May may have been a little confused when she received a round of applause from the remaining twenty-seven members of the EU in Brussels last evening. It appeared to me akin to the polite applause that is given on a reality TV show when the gallant loser is sent home.

2 years

Brexit: A Feasible Solution

The U.K. has lost the European Banking Authority to France and the European Medicines Agency to Netherlands, in one of the first concrete signs of Brexit as the country prepares to leave the European Union. Theresa May's government was defenseless to stop the relocation of these two prized European regulatory bodies, which were formerly secured by former Conservative prime ministers. The U.K. will have to build new administrative capability following Brexit. 

2 years

Back to the Future

The U.K. Political Landscape is heading for an earthquake. The politicization of Brexit which has turned the entire process into a party-political issue could bring about the “hard Brexit” that the Government appears to be trying to avoid.

2 years

The Brexit Dilemma

The U.K. left the Exchange Rate Mechanism twenty-five years ago. In fact, it was twenty-five years ago to the day on Saturday just gone. September 16th, 1992, a day that should have split the U.K. Conservative party in two and would have done had it had a decisive leader.

2 years

Brexit Crystallizes Modern Politics

British voters, in a bitterly unprecedented referendum, chose to leave the European Union (EU) on June 23, 2016. Brexit is a shorthand way of saying the United Kingdom is leaving the EU - merging the words Britain and exit to get Brexit.