Time to get serious about trade: towards the sunlit uplands?

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO Coriolis Technologies The UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, is not known for his attention to detail. His approach to Brexit is couched in terms of `taking back control’, which is great for grabbing attention but not for the reality that he will face as soon as he walks through the door of Number 10. Unfortunately for Boris – and indeed the UK – trade policy, and more importantly trade politics, are at the best of…

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Why Xi and Trump’s meeting at the G20 will not be the end game

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO 23rd June 2019 The G20 Summit is scheduled for the end of the coming week. It is widely expected that Presidents Xi and Trump will meet in an attempt to reinvigorate trade talks that seemed to collapse last month. Any meeting will fall far short of the full-on Summit that was originally planned but, while there are still discussions going on, there is hope. After all, trade jaw-jaw is better than trade war-war, as I have…

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Will the UK play the US trade game?

Rebecca Harding CEO, Coriolis Technologies This first week of June will be dominated by the State Visit of President Trump to the UK. The timing could not be worse. The President will be bringing his zero-sum negotiating style to a government in the UK that exists in name only and has no vision either or what its relations will be with the US in the medium term nor, indeed, of what its relations will be with itself immediately after the…

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