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Taking central bank politicization seriously

JCMS |

By Pier Domenico Tortola The European Central Bank “needs a rocket scientist, not a rock star”, quipped the website Politico shortly after the nomination of Christine Lagarde to succeed Mario Draghi at the helm of the ECB, starting November 2019. The risk, the commentary continued, is that the presidency of Lagarde, a central banking outsider […]

Tick. Tock. (pt. 746)

PoliticsatSurrey |

So, only the 6 months until Brexit is done. Or possibly not. The passing of the deadline for an extension of the transition period at midnight on Tuesday means that on a chilly Thursday night on 31 December, the UK will pass out of that period into, well, something. What that something might be isn’t […]

Boris Johnson will not bend on Brexit (because he can afford to be wrong)

Chris Burdett |

Britain and the European Union entered a critical round of ‘intensified negotiations’ on June 29th. The UK’s lead negotiator, David Frost, is now in Brussels for face-to-face meetings – the first since mid-March. There is a heightened sense of urgency due to the timeline and differences between the two sides. Furthermore, the Johnson government recently […]

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