Campaigners hand out fliers to truck drivers at the terminal of a ferry operator in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 1 as part of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign. Photo: EPA-EFE Campaigners hand out fliers to truck drivers at the terminal of a ferry operator in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 1 as part of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign. Photo: EPA-EFE
Campaigners hand out fliers to truck drivers at the terminal of a ferry operator in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 1 as part of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign. Photo: EPA-EFE
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Britain will struggle to recover from botched coronavirus response and Brexit

  • Even if a vaccine rescues Britain from the pandemic and an 11th-hour trade agreement with the EU is struck in the coming days, the damage has already been done
  • A Trumpian assault on British institutions and a hostile and dismissive attitude towards the business community have severely undermined Britain’s reputation

Campaigners hand out fliers to truck drivers at the terminal of a ferry operator in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 1 as part of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign. Photo: EPA-EFE Campaigners hand out fliers to truck drivers at the terminal of a ferry operator in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 1 as part of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign. Photo: EPA-EFE
Campaigners hand out fliers to truck drivers at the terminal of a ferry operator in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on December 1 as part of the Get Ready For Brexit campaign. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.