Vincent Boland: Will Johnson’s brush with mortality change his outlook on Brexit?
The British prime minister seemed shell-shocked and even humbled after suffering Covid-19, and his experience might have far-reaching effects long after this crisis is over
It seems like ancient history now, but I once voted for Boris Johnson. It was May 2012, and he was seeking re-election as mayor of London. He won narrowly, beating Ken Livingstone, the left-wing Labour candidate.
At the time, London was in its pomp. Its openness to the world, its multicultural inhabitants, its vibrant civil society, its array of jobs for visitors and immigrants from all over, even its vast size, fuelled its allure and glamour....
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Concept of free trade and fair trade will stand or fall with new WTO boss
Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has her work cut out to tackle the current backlash against the principles for which the World Trade Organisation stands
Vincent Boland: Draghi’s Italian job is really a task for the entire nation
Italy’s afflictions are often filtered through the lens of its enormous public debt and zero-growth economy. Yet its problem is more insidious – that politics does not offer solutions
Vincent Boland: It’ll take more than Musk’s $1.5bn to demystify bitcoin
Cryptocurrencies have their zealous admirers, including the Tesla chief, but critics insist they have no practical uses and facilitate online fraud and tax evasion
Vincent Boland: Exxon loses its way as oil giant goes from leader to laggard
Climate change is now about business rather than emotion and Exxon-Mobil must reinvent itself if it is to catch up with its rivals in the transition to clean energy