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Stephen King

Stephen King is HSBC’s Senior Economic Adviser and author of Grave New World (Yale)


Britain’s ‘sovereignty’ after Brexit will be determined by others

One minute a deal appears within reach, the next we’re told the Royal Navy will be arresting French fishermen


Infection rates are rising in the West but not the East

Is there a trade-off between individual freedoms and collective wellbeing?  


Chernobyl shows how blind conviction causes a meltdown in politics

Labour’s leadership has tried to fool us into believing the party does not have a serious problem with anti-Semitism


Vote-hungry politicians are bewitched by the spendthrift’s siren song

The claim that the economy can be virtually transformed overnight through public spending is implausible


Election hijacked by Brexit risks hacking off voters — and the world

Taking back control is rather tricky when the world is in danger of spiralling out of control


We don’t need genius of Biff to tell us stormy economic times beckon

The UK’s own Brexit uncertainties are merely the icing on an increasingly unappetising cake