Megan Greene: Theresa May and her Brexit balancing act

In a potentially difficult election year in several EU countries, European leaders are incentivised to play hardball against Britain

22nd January, 2017

As an economist, I was vocal in the run-up to the Brexit referendum that if Britain was crazy enough to choose to leave the EU, the best option from an economic standpoint would be for it to remain in the single market and the worst option was a hard Brexit (leaving the single market). My, how perspectives have shifted since then!

In the intervening months and particularly since British prime minister Theresa May’s speech last...

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