Tuesday 25 April 2017

A conman and a phoney

Global markets are betting that neither Trump nor May will address the issues that shot them to power

FOLLOW THE MONEY: The markets are wagering that Trump and May will betray poorer voters
FOLLOW THE MONEY: The markets are wagering that Trump and May will betray poorer voters

Andrew Rawnsley

So you thought 2016 was an unpredictable bastard? Now meet 2017, his wilder sister. This is the year that the Irish economic recovery is set to get bumpy, as Brexit turns from conjecture into trajectory.

The process of departure will start to happen when the UK delivers its 'Dear Jean' letter to the EU - the piece of paper that formally notifies the commission that Britain wants a divorce.

It is conceivable that this could be delayed by various internal processes in London - but Article 50 is going to be triggered in the next 12 months, with consequences that the best minds in politics, diplomacy and trade can only guess at.

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