Post-Brexit, Britain could become Europe’s trade door to the world – and it’s all down to China

Our fascination with Europe and Brexit is perhaps obscuring the two greatest changes and opportunities in global trade. These are happening neither in European nor Anglo-Saxon countries, but in China and Africa. Next week Britain will host a Commonwealth Trade meeting in London. This is the time to start resetting the tone of Britain’s engagement with the world, post-Brexit. Pre-Brexit, …

Post-Brexit, Italian Referendum, Austrian Election and China’s rise to power

While many are writing that Italy signals the continued death spiral of the European Union, and the rise of populism, the Austrian election shows that populism has a limit. Alexander Van der Bellen’s win on Sunday and the decline in vote for the right wing in Austria are as important as the Italian government’s referendum loss. These two results reinforce …

Strong men with no power

Collective wisdom says that even though women are making progress, men remain all-powerful in our patriarchal world. Yet new data shows some of the strongest men have had no power in the EU. Brexit may give them a chance to even the scales. Body builders, historically male but recently more women have joined the sport, are strong. They build their …