Staff remove the British flag from the European Council in Brussels on January 31 when Britain officially exited the EU, beginning an 11-month transition period. Photo: EPA-EFEStaff remove the British flag from the European Council in Brussels on January 31 when Britain officially exited the EU, beginning an 11-month transition period. Photo: EPA-EFE
Staff remove the British flag from the European Council in Brussels on January 31 when Britain officially exited the EU, beginning an 11-month transition period. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

All hope for a Brexit deal is not lost, but for how long would it buoy Britain?

  • While the prospect of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal looks likely, Brussels is famous for last-minute compromises
  • Even if a deal materialises, UK financial markets are vulnerable without the country charting a credible strategy for long-term industrial revival

Staff remove the British flag from the European Council in Brussels on January 31 when Britain officially exited the EU, beginning an 11-month transition period. Photo: EPA-EFEStaff remove the British flag from the European Council in Brussels on January 31 when Britain officially exited the EU, beginning an 11-month transition period. Photo: EPA-EFE
Staff remove the British flag from the European Council in Brussels on January 31 when Britain officially exited the EU, beginning an 11-month transition period. Photo: EPA-EFE
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