from MacroScope:

Another missed Greek opportunity?

By Mike Peacock
May 11, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis leaves the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

What had been billed as another defining moment in the Greek saga now looks like it will be another missed opportunity.

from The Great Debate UK:

Scottish National Party victories are seismic change in UK election

May 8, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, makes a speech on the final day of campaigning in Edinburgh Scotland, Britain May 6, 2015. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

from Breakingviews:

Cameron has work cut out to sustain relief rally

May 8, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from MacroScope:

From 1992 … Why the UK pollsters got it wrong

May 8, 2015

Pollsters failed dismally to predict the strength of support for Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives in this week's national election -- just as happened in 1992 when John Major scored an unexpectedly decisive victory. Here's Reuters' take on why the polling industry got it so wrong, 23 years ago.

from MacroScope:

After the election shock, big questions

By Mike Peacock
May 8, 2015

Britain's PM Cameron arrives with his wife Samantha at Number 10 Downing Street in London

A surprisingly decisive election win for Britain’s Conservative party has cheered financial markets and will probably allow Prime Minister David Cameron to govern unencumbered by coalition partners.

from Edward Hadas:

The great British deficit confusion

By Edward Hadas
May 6, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Greece points finger of blame at its creditors

By Mike Peacock
May 6, 2015

Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis leaves the European Commission headquarters in Brussels

After another day of to-and-fro on Greece’s bailout, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said he expected euro zone finance ministers to acknowledge next Monday progress towards a cash-for-reform deal, opening the way to easing Athens' liquidity crisis.

from MacroScope:

IMF playing hardball on Greece

By Mike Peacock
May 5, 2015

A man holding a Greek national flag and a placard walks in Constitution Square in Athens

We’ve heard various dates for when Greece will run out of money and some have already passed without incident but it is clear Athens’ cash position is getting increasingly desperate and it hasn’t yet managed to win over its creditors with economic reform plans.

from Breakingviews:

UK politics is failing the trust test

By Hugo Dixon
May 4, 2015

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

UK politics is failing the trust test.

In the run-up to the May 7 election, the public has lambasted leaders of the established parties for breaking promises and lack of candour. While the critique is healthy, Britain has yet to give birth to leaders who score highly on integrity. This is needed, not just in the United Kingdom.

from MacroScope:

Observations on Britain’s election

By Mike Peacock
May 1, 2015

British PM Cameron speaks during a campaign visit in Frinton-on-Sea

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses supporters during an event in Frinton, Britain April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville