May deal faces near-impossible hurdles, In conversation with Caroline Atkinson

Banking, Comment, Finance, Politics and Government, Reports — By on November 28, 2018 at 6:40 AM

British PM Theresa May

Commentary: May deal faces near-impossible hurdles

By Joergen Oerstroem Moeller in Singapore

Prime Minister Theresa May would almost certainly try to counter a rejection of her Brexit deal in the UK parliament by returning with an amended version to avoid the more dramatic alternatives. To stand any chance of success, an amended deal must overcome two hurdles. First, May must keep her cabinet united – which seems unlikely to happen. Second, the EU must be forthcoming in offering something meaningful to appease the UK parliament and Leave MPs – again, what that could amount to is almost impossible to determine.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Podcast: In conversation with Caroline Atkinson

Buenos Aires

Mark Sobel, US chairman of OMFIF, speaks with Caroline Atkinson, former deputy national security adviser for international economics to US President Barack Obama. During this time she served as the US ‘sherpa’ at G7 and G20 summits.

Sobel and Atkinson discuss the forthcoming G20 summit in Buenos Aires, including the consequences of the economic crisis in Argentina, global trade tensions and US-China relations.

Listen to the recording, or search for OMFIF on your smartphone’s podcast app.

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