Who is Still Afraid of Martin Wolf?

Gudgin, Graham (2021) Who is Still Afraid of Martin Wolf? Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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One of the fixed points of what passed for a national debate during the post-referendum period was the claim that a ‘no deal’ Brexit will be either catastrophic or disastrous. In the UK the Financial Times was a leader of the anti-Brexit charge and could see no case for leaving the EU. The FT’s highly respected and influential Chief Economics Commentator, Martin Wolf, was particularly strident. On 13th December 2018, he described a no-deal Brexit as ‘a disaster for the UK’ and ‘insane’. The costs of a no-deal Brexit would be ‘huge, politically as well as economically’. ‘The UK would become an outlaw, a country that had discarded its legal commitments. The ability of the UK to exercise any influence in the affairs of the continent would be destroyed’. He viewed advocates of no deal as ‘fanatics masquerading as Conservatives’.

Item Type: Other
12 November 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Alex De Ruyter
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 12:16
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 12:16
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12715

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