Follow Merkel on Brexit – and keep cool

June 27, 2016

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

Fiscal union has no place in EU Brexit plan

June 7, 2016

The European Union’s knee-jerk reaction if the UK votes to quit the club will be to integrate further – in particular, to charge full steam towards fiscal union. After all, “more Europe” is the EU’s typical response to a crisis.

Vote to quit EU could tip UK into recession

April 18, 2016

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

Dixon: Investors yet to price in Brexit risks

February 21, 2016

Hugo Dixon is chairman of InFacts, a journalistic enterprise arguing that Britain should stay in the EU. He is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

How the EU could woo the UK

November 23, 2015

One of the gripes Britons have about the European Union is that they think the big decisions are stitched up between the Germans and French. Anti-Europeans are fanning this feeling in the runup to the referendum on whether the United Kingdom should stay in the EU, saying that Britain has little influence on what happens in Brussels.

Brexit debate should start with trade

November 9, 2015

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

EU membership can help UK stability

October 26, 2015

The main takeaway from Mark Carney’s speech last week on Britain’s European Union membership was that it is good for economic dynamism but creates challenges for financial stability.

EU reform is more than renegotiation

May 18, 2015

Reforming the European Union involves more than renegotiating the UK’s relationship with it. That may sound like a statement of the obvious. But in the British debate over staying in the EU the two have virtually become equivalent, largely because David Cameron, the newly re-elected prime minister, has promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU before holding a referendum on continued membership.

Tory win in UK election brings increased risk of EU exit

May 8, 2015
The results of exit polls are projected on to the side of Broadcasting House in central London

The results of exit polls are projected on to the side of Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, after voting closed in Britain’s general election, in central London, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Tories and Labour are almost twins

April 20, 2015

Are the Tories and Labour the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of UK politics? In most things, there’s not much to choose between the UK parties’ economic election pledges. Both want to cut the deficit gradually. Both want to splash out on the National Health Service. And both have a smattering of silly micro-policies. The big differences are that Labour would tax the rich more and the Tories might take Britain out of the European Union.