Speaking truth to power

Jan 11, 2017

Speaking truth to power

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The resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, the British ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, has raised serious issues not only about Britain’s strategy for Brexit but also about relations between officials and politicians and their political advisers. Rogers was an experienced negotiator and ...

Jan 11, 2017

The messy march of folly to Brexit and beyond

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Barbara Tuchman published her masterpiece, “The March of Folly,” in 1984. It explored what the American writer and historian called “one of the most compelling paradoxes of history: the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests.” Today she might have explored ...

Dec 25, 2016

Eurozone clears way to resume debt relief for Greece

Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Saturday said Greece had cleared up doubts and could expect a positive decision on debt relief, defusing a row over surprise handouts announced by Athens. “Happy to conclude that we have cleared the way for ESM to go ahead ...