The Great Debate UK

from Commentaries:

Time for Britain to close the GAPS

August 4, 2009

Britain's asset protection scheme, invented to protect the banking system, is morphing into a bureaucratic monster. It's time to kill it off. Though state support is still needed, there are simpler ways for the government to prop up its ailing lenders.

from Commentaries:

Politics, economics collide over Opel

July 20, 2009

Political and economic logic are set to collide in the byzantine decision-making over the future of German carmaker Opel, the main European arm of fallen U.S. auto giant General Motors.
If politics prevail, as seems likely, the cost to German taxpayers will be higher and the chances of commercial success lower.

from UK News:

Is Britain paying too high a price in Afghanistan?

July 8, 2009

The death toll among British troops in Afghanistan is rising fast.  The soldier who died on Tuesday was the seventh to die in the last week and the 176th since the war began.

No quick buck from Northern Rock

July 1, 2009

REUTERS– Margaret Doyle is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. –

from The Great Debate:

Europe frets over crisis exit strategy

June 29, 2009

Paul Taylor
-- Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Higher taxes? Lower public spending? Devaluation? Inflation? Investment in green growth?

From afar, G8 seeks a handle on Afghanistan

June 25, 2009

Luke BakerLuke Baker is a political and general news correspondent at Reuters. –

The mountains and deserts of southern Afghanistan are far removed from the elegant charms of Trieste in northern Italy, but there will be a link between the two this weekend.

Latvia: Apocalypse (not quite) now . . .

June 21, 2009

Morten Hansen

-Morten Hansen is head of the economics department at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. The opinions expressed are his own.-

What European election campaign?

June 4, 2009

Richard WhitakerRichard Whitaker is a lecturer in European politics at the University of Leicester, UK. The opinions expressed are his own. –