Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

Boris Johnson and the Trump White House should avoid toying with investors’ trust

  • By threatening to rewrite rules, undermining their countries’ appeal to investors looking for a sure bet, the UK and US are undercutting their own credibility
  • Hong Kong, led by the unpopular Carrie Lam and mired in social crises, similarly faces a test of trust

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves at the end of a virtual news conference at Downing Street, London, on September 9. Johnson insisted this week that he would proceed with a bill that overrides part of Britain’s EU withdrawal agreement, despite fierce criticism from EU leaders and British lawmakers. Photo: Reuters
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