Saturday 3 December 2016

In the coming economic war, neutrality won't fly

Published 09/07/2016 | 02:30

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Nobody has the answers when it comes to predicting the long-term impact of the UK's Brexit vote. But one thing is emerging very clearly through the fog of confusion - Britain is gearing up for an economic war in order to cope, and this time Ireland can't be neutral.

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The first dominoes of Britain's post-Brexit fallout began to tumble within minutes of the referendum result being revealed.

Every day another one topples over. In just two weeks we have seen Sterling plummet, the stock market tumble, companies freeze planned investments and multi-billion pound London property funds suspend trading in their shares.

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