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Jonty Bloom

Britain’s self-harm recession

The pandemic and Ukraine have left the world’s finances on the brink. But predictions for Britain are worse than most. Why?

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Is Norway the way back?

Some Brexiteers are starting to look wistfully at the Scandinavian nation’s easier relationship with the EU. But it is right for Britain?

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The benefits of Brexit are petty, pathetic and pitiful

Jacob Rees-Mogg has published a list of nine ‘Brexit opportunities’. It’s both pitiful and dangerous

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We’re running towards a recession

This government’s obsessions with Brexit and cuts in taxes and spending will make the coming slump worse

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The UK car industry is on the road to nowhere

No Single Market access and a struggle to develop EV batteries mean an uncertain future for the once-great British car industry

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In the leper lane: a summer of blue skies and red tape

Heading to Europe for your first post-pandemic summer holiday? Thanks to Brexit, your sun, sea and sand now come with added queues, forms and red tape

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The bandwidth bandit

The government is paralysed by having to prop up its own failed pet policy

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The inflation nation

Energy and fuel are global drivers of rising prices. But unlike our EU rivals, Brexit is making matters far worse in Britain

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The curse of Margaret Thatcher

The Conservatives’ ongoing economic incoherence is a poisonous legacy of their Iron Lady obsession

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The UK's industrial disease

Low investment, poor skills and bad managers leave Britain trailing its business rivals – but what are the chances of fixing these flaws?

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The figures don't lie, Brexit is causing a disastrous collapse in trade

The UK government has made exporting and importing difficult and costly. Everybody who was not a Brexit fantasist saw it coming

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Has Britain had enough of exports?

Those who talk up a German-style economic miracle after Brexit are being economical with the truth

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The death of Mr Micawber

Rishi Sunak must accept that more borrowing and more spending are essential in his spring statement

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There's fear and loathing down on the farm

An angry annual conference of the farmers’ union has revealed the depth to which a sector that voted for Brexit and the Tories feels sold out

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Keir Starmer and the T Rex in the room

Remainers are in despair at Labour’s determination to seek the “advantages” of Brexit rather than call for Rejoin. But what if their leader is right?

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The sick man of Europe is back

Joining what became the EU saved British business. Now all the conditions that led to our decline are back in place

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The Blob - the Brexiteers' new excuse for their fantasy's every failure

Brexiteers won’t admit that their fantasies are in free-fall and they can no longer blame everything on the EU. So they’ve identified a new target

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The government's 'Benefits of Brexit' paper presents our grim road ahead

The government’s 102-page document is heavy on hype, light on detail and devoid of good sense

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This government is incapable of fixing Brexit - no matter who leads it

Boris Johnson is promising a Brexit reboot. But anyone hoping for sensible solutions to our dealings with the EU will be disappointed.

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Talk of Singapore on Thames economy is merely a reflection of Brexit ignorance

Regime change at No.10 could revive one vision of the British economy. But it remains totally unrealistic.

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New border red tape is choking British business... and it's only just the beginning

Almost unnoticed as Partygate occupies minds and headlines, new Brexit rules are already doing serious damage to British business.

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Happy New Brexit Year... the worst is yet to come

New rules and standards on EU trade will make the first set of Brexit measures pale into insignificance.

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The tech firm whose fate shows the flaws of Global Britain

The tech firm’s sale was supposed to demonstrate confidence in a post-Brexit UK. But it hasn’t worked out like that.

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Yes, Brexit really IS a big driver of our lorry crisis

The UK’s supply chains face more problems every day. So why the denial over what helped cause this, and where is the strategy that will resolve it?

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The apprentice scheme that has failed to prepare Brexit Britain

Brexit, like Covid, has undoubtedly contributed to a jobs crisis. But another major problem has been the government's failure to create a properly functioning apprenticeship system.

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How to fix Britain’s housing shortage

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The true cost of Brexit is becoming clearer

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