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My latest column for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 13 Jun 2017 in Blog, Brexit, Foreign Policy
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I posted the following thread on Twitter earlier. While some voted Labour cos they wanted Corbyn to win, many did so cos they thought he couldn’t. Doubt he cd win election except by accident 2. Clearly, some in UK r hard left. Many r fed up with austerity. Corbyn mobilised students & some who feel left […]

Posted 10 Jun 2017 in Blog, Britain, Politics
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My latest column for CapX Tweet

Posted 06 Jun 2017 in Blog, CapX, Globalisation
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Celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory, but beware of pitfalls ahead. Populism is far from dead. My latest column for Project Syndicate Tweet

Posted 11 May 2017 in Blog, euro, France, Politics
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I was interviewed by Colm Ó Mongáin on RTE’s This Week about the French election. Listen here. (Starts at 12:30) Tweet

Posted 07 May 2017 in Blog, Europe, France, RTE
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I was interviewed about the French presidential election in the Spanish newspaper La Razón by Angel Nieto. Read it here. Tweet

Posted 07 May 2017 in Blog, France, La Razon
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My pre-election piece (in Swedish) on Emmanuel Macron and what’s at stake in the French presidential election for SvD.

Posted 07 May 2017 in Blog, Europe, France
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“It’s a pity that Theresa May has a chance to re-think immigration policy and she is falling back on a tried and tested failure,” I said, on Theresa May’s decision to keep the UK’s absurd net migration target, which she repeatedly missed during her six years as Home Secretary. Read the piece here. Tweet

Posted 21 Apr 2017 in Blog, Britain, City AM, Immigration
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Theresa May is likely to win the UK’s snap election on 8 June. A big parliamentary majority and not having to face voters again until 2022 could give her more flexibility in negotiating and implementing Brexit. But contrary to what she claims, that wouldn’t strengthen her negotiating position vis-a-vis the EU; if anything, it would […]

Posted 20 Apr 2017 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Politics, Scotland
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I was interviewed about the French elections by Spanish newspaper La Razón. Read it here Tweet

Posted 14 Apr 2017 in Blog, France, La Razon, Politics
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What future for post-Brexit Britain? My piece for Aspen Institute Italia Tweet

Posted 29 Mar 2017 in Blog, Brexit
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Alexandros Moutzouridis interviewed me on the crisis in Greece and the future of Europe for To Choni newspaper. Read it here Tweet

Posted 26 Mar 2017 in Blog, Europe, Greece
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Far-right populists pose a grave threat to Europe’s open liberal societies. Here’s how to defeat them. My column for Project Syndicate Tweet

Posted 25 Mar 2017 in Blog, Europe, Politics, Project Syndicate
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Posted 20 Mar 2017 in Blog, Brexit, Ireland, Irish Examiner
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I have evidence to the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs committee on what a post-Brexit immigration system should look like. Watch it here. My testimony was quoted in The Sun and the Express. The BBC posted a clip of me explaining why immigration tends to boost GDP per capita. Tweet

Posted 23 Feb 2017 in BBC Online, Blog, Brexit, Britain, Immigration
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I was interviewed by Michael Cottakis of the 1989 Generation Initiative for Euractiv Tweet

Posted 04 Feb 2017 in Blog, Euractiv, Europe, Politics
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Refugees are a tiny proportion of the U.S. population — some 3.3 million have been admitted since 1975 — but they have had an outsized impact. Google co-founder Sergey Brin was a child refugee from the Soviet Union; Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is now America’s second-most valuable firm, with a market capitalization of $553 billion. […]

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My column for Brussels Times Tweet

Posted 02 Feb 2017 in Blog, Brussels Times, Europe, Trump
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Theresa May has finally set out her Brexit negotiating objectives. While she belatedly recognised that curtailing free movement requires leaving the single market, she wasn’t honest about the implications of leaving the customs union and her two-year timetable for striking an exit and a trade deal is unrealistic. The chances of Britain leaving without a […]

Posted 19 Jan 2017 in Blog, Brexit, Project Syndicate
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Posted 26 Dec 2016 in Blog, Refugees, TEDx