Thu 14 Mar 2019 / Europe,Global
US must pay greater heed of Brexit
It is tempting for Washington to dismiss the UK’s Brexit crisis as a problem affecting a former imperial power with little relevance to the US. That would be a grave mistake. On Wednesday the House of Commons voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit, and an extension of the negotiations seems probable. A stumbling UK is the last thing that an already challenged European economy needs. At a time of considerable global financial market fragility, it would be in the US economic interest to promote a healthy UK and Europe.