Since the Suez crisis and imperial retreat, the UK has seesawed between affiliation to the US and to Europe, for a while managing both. What drove its decisions and were there better choices? Does Brexit change the geopolitical logic? How will the UK square its economic and strategic imperatives? Talking to OMFIF’s John Orchard, Philip Stephens, chief political commentator of the Financial Times, discusses these themes following the publication of his book Britain Alone: The Path From Suez to Brexit.