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A hard Brexit would be a disaster for Britain’s economy, especially in a more protectionist Trump world – and we are already all poorer due to the pound’s plunge. My column for Prospect Tweet

Posted 18 Nov 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Prospect
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I was interviewed on Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss on 10 November about the harm that Trump’s protectionist trade policies could do – and what that would imply for a post-Brexit Britain. Watch it here Tweet

Posted 10 Nov 2016 in Blog, Bloomberg, Trade, Trump
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So much for the end of history. Twenty-seven years to the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse of communism in Europe, Donald Trump’s election as US president endangers the liberal international order that his wiser, broader-minded predecessors crafted. Trump’s “America First,” anti-“globalist” agenda threatens protectionist trade wars, a worldwide “clash […]

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I was interviewed on BBC World Service’s On Background by Zanny Minton Beddoes and James Harding about the future of globalisation on 28 October. Listen here, from around 7 minutes in. Also available here . Tweet

Posted 28 Oct 2016 in BBC Online, Blog, Globalisation
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Conservative Brexiteers – who campaigned for the United Kingdom to vote to leave the European Union – continue to blather about building an open, outward-looking, free-trading Britain. But the UK is in fact turning inward. Prime Minister Theresa May, who styles herself as the UK’s answer to Angela Merkel, is turning out to have more […]

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Writing on “integration overstretch” in the Jakarta Post, Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad quotes my recent piece on EU disintegration for Project Syndicate: The EU is feeling the symptoms of an “integration overstretch”. A rush toward deep regional integration without properly managing the real and perceived impacts of such a process created the backlash that we see […]

Posted 22 Aug 2016 in Blog, Europe
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My latest column for Project Syndicate Tweet

Posted 10 Aug 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Europe, Project Syndicate
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My piece for IOD Ireland Tweet

Posted 09 Jul 2016 in Blog, Brexit, IOD, Ireland
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More topical than ever, my debate with Ed West for Bright Blue’s magazine, Centre Write. Tweet

Posted 01 Jul 2016 in Blog, Bright Blue, Britain, Immigration
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My piece for CapX Tweet

Posted 27 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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My piece for the New York Times Tweet

Posted 27 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, New York Times
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My On Point wrap-up piece for Project Syndicate. Tweet

Posted 27 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Project Syndicate
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My piece for Svenska Dagbladet Tweet

Posted 19 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Europe, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden
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My latest for CapX. Tweet

Posted 16 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, CapX
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My latest column for Brussels Times is here. Tweet

Posted 08 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brussels Times, Immigration
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I was interviewed about the merits of providing a basic income to all Swiss citizens, a proposal that they overwhelmingly rejected in a referendum on 6 June. Watch the clip here. Tweet

Posted 06 Jun 2016 in Al Jazeera, Blog, Welfare
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In CityAM Mark Sands quoted me in a piece on the impact of migrants on housing and public services on 1 June. Fellow economist Philippe Legrain, who supports liberal migration rules, slammed Fox’s comments. “This is more than dog whistle politics, it’s just demonising migrants for the failings of the British economy and the British […]

Posted 01 Jun 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Immigration
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I was an expert witness to the House of Lords’ European Union Committee report into completing Europe’s economic and monetary union. In the final report published in May 2016, I am quoted several times. Philippe Legrain… argued, in contrast, that this reduction in Germany’s surplus with the eurozone meant “that it is exporting its capital elsewhere, […]

Posted 24 May 2016 in Blog, euro, House of Lords
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I synthesise the views of Project Syndicate writers on the various aspects of the Brexit debate. Read the “On Point” here. Tweet

Posted 24 May 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Project Syndicate
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Anne McElvoy interviews me and David Davis MP on The Economist Radio. Listen here Tweet

Posted 21 May 2016 in Blog, Brexit, The Economist