Brexit risks have shot up

By Hugo Dixon
September 9, 2014

Brexit risks have shot up in the past few weeks. The chance of Britain exiting the European Union by the end of the decade is now probably around 50 percent.

UK prepares for possible EU failure

By Hugo Dixon
July 16, 2014

David Cameron looks to be preparing for the possibility that his plan to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union will fail. The UK prime minister would then campaign for the country to quit the EU in a referendum he plans to hold by 2017. That seems the best way to interpret his appointment of a eurosceptic foreign minister and the nomination of a little-known former lobbyist as Britain’s European commissioner.

How to fight UK immigration fears

By Hugo Dixon
July 14, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

EU would also be harmed by Brexit

By Hugo Dixon
June 30, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

Cameron’s cack-handedness risks Brexit

By Hugo Dixon
June 16, 2014

David Cameron’s cack-handed European diplomacy risks leading Britain out of the European Union.

Six solutions for the UK housing crisis

By Hugo Dixon
June 9, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

Scoxit could lead to Brexit

By Hugo Dixon
May 12, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

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

Don’t bet on EU treaty change

By Hugo Dixon
March 31, 2014

Both continental European euro-enthusiasts and British Conservatives received a boost last week when the German and UK finance ministers called for a rewrite of the European Union’s treaties. The goal, outlined by Wolfgang Schaeuble and George Osborne, is to kill two birds with one stone: shore up the euro zone and keep Britain in the EU.

Cameron lowers Brexit risk

By Hugo Dixon
March 17, 2014

Angela Merkel’s visit to the UK last month seems to have worked wonders. Within three weeks of the German chancellor’s speech to the House of Commons and her private meetings with political leaders, the two most risky “Brexit” scenarios are now less likely.

Labour has just shrunk Brexit risks

By Hugo Dixon
March 12, 2014

The risks of a Brexit have just shrunk a lot. Ed Miliband, the UK’s leader of the opposition, has virtually ruled out a referendum on Britain’s European Union membership if he becomes prime minister in 2015. David Cameron’s Conservatives will need to win an overall majority in the next general election and then lose an In/Out vote to allow the UK to quit before 2020.