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Brexit is an idiotic mistake - calendar week 39 summary (plus cw 37/38 highlights) Watch

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    I’m back! While I scaled a few mountains it seems Britain has sunk to new depths over the dumpster fire that is Brexit. Enjoy calendar week 39’s headlines plus highlights from the two previous weeks - slightly delayed as there was a minor, err, issue with my account.

    Moody's slash UK credit rating amid fears Brexit could damage economy's growth
    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/poli...-a3641776.html

    UK economy to slow rapidly in 2018 as hard Brexit looms, OECD forecasts
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7956776.html

    Brexit: 'Zero chance' leaving EU will make Britons better off, Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman says
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7965871.html

    Britain risks creating a $22.7-billion trade hole with its flawed “hard Brexit” plan
    https://qz.com/1091494/hard-brexit-i...rts-to-the-eu/

    Factory orders fall due to rising import costs and Brexit uncertainty
    https://www.theguardian.com/business...it-uncertainty

    Brexit: UK businesses finding it 'notably harder' to recruit skilled professional staff as net migration falls
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7960746.html

    U.K. Businesses Least Confident About Outlook Since Brexit
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...k-since-brexit

    Almost 10,000 EU health workers have quit NHS since Brexit vote
    Staff losses will intensify recruitment problems at health service, which now has 40,000 vacant nursing posts
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...ce-brexit-vote

    Brexit in any form poses major risks to NHS, academics say
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-academics-say

    Brexit: UK economy falls down global competitiveness rankings, says World Economic Forum
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7970236.html

    'You have to pay us!' Guy Verhofstadt DEMANDS UK pay Brexit bill to the European Union
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/858...uy-Verhofstadt

    Brussels will want vengeance on Brexit Britain, warns whistleblower who exposed EU failings
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...whistleblower/

    Brexit negotiations ‘could fall apart at any time,’ says former Bank of England policymaker
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7970236.html

    Brexit deadlock over Irish border 'could lead to break-up of the union'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...reak-up-union/

    Brexit Drags U.K. Below Turkey and Poland in Expatriate Ranking
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...triate-ranking

    Trillions of pounds at risk without Brexit deal on derivatives, warns Bank of England
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-bank-england/

    UBS warns on ‘significant’ shift out of UK by March
    https://www.ft.com/content/6c404c5a-...7-b61809486fe2

    Lloyd’s of London firm moves European base to Dublin over Brexit
    Insurance syndicate XL Group one of several companies choosing Irish capital to guarantee access to EU single market
    https://www.theguardian.com/business...-single-market


    Opinion:

    Brexit isn’t a new Black Wednesday. It’s far darker than that
    This autumn marks the anniversaries of two notable economic humiliations. But they are as nothing to what might happen if we leave the EU
    https://www.theguardian.com/business...rker-than-that

    There Are No Winners From Brexit, Only Losers, Say University Researchers
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/frances.../#24eb9c186aef
 
 
 
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