from The Great Debate:

Alexander Litvinenko and Karl Marx’s stepchildren

By John Lloyd
January 27, 2016

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of murdered KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, attends a demonstration in support of Boris Nemtsov, former deputy prime minister of Russia and prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, outside the Russian Embassy in London March 01, 2015. Nemstov was murdered two days ago as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin in Moscow. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR4RN56

Marina Litvinenko, the widow of murdered KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. REUTERS/Neil Hall

from Breakingviews:

Dixon: EU could fall apart without flexibility

By Hugo Dixon
December 21, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Dixon: UK’s EU bind not quite a blind alley

By Hugo Dixon
December 14, 2015

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

from Hugo Dixon:

UK’s EU bind not quite a blind alley

By Hugo Dixon
December 14, 2015

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

from MacroScope:

Wayward guidance: More Britons than ever don’t know where rates are headed

December 11, 2015

So much for forward guidance. The largest proportion of Britons on record -- almost a quarter -- have "no idea" where interest rates are heading over the next 12 months, according to the Bank of England's quarterly survey of the public's views on the economy.

from MacroScope:

UK trade misses target again. It’s time to look at the targets.

December 10, 2015

Another month, another round of disappointing British trade data.

Given it happens with such regularity, economists might be forgiven for viewing Thursday's news of a widening goods trade deficit as a routine addition to Britain's murky trade outlook.

from The Great Debate:

The end of the post-World War Two order

By John Lloyd
December 5, 2015

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Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the National Front in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, addresses French farmers as she campaigns for the upcoming regional elections, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

from MacroScope:

With such similar inflation, how far behind the Fed can the BoE be?

November 18, 2015

RTR4OY3Z.jpgNot long ago, the big debate was over who would raise rates first, the U.S. Federal Reserve or the Bank of England. Now with the Fed giving clear signals it's on the brink of hiking and the BoE appearing to be pushing that day further off into the future, one could naturally conclude that the inflation outlook in both economies is vastly different.

from Breakingviews:

Modi chooses awkward time for UK rock star welcome

November 9, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

D-day nears for Tata Steel as Europe woes grow

November 6, 2015

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