Europe

Apart from a few years in the middle-east, I've lived my whole life in europe; the great majority in britain. I am a european, both from conviction and pragmatism. Europe, of which the uk is such an important part, is helping forge a new way forward for the world. We are a lighthouse of how old enemies can become not just new allies, but so closely bound and integrated that their future prosperity depends on them hanging ever closer together. At its best, europe brings us real benefits from bigger and freer flowing markets, economies of scale, the circulation of best practice and safety in numbers. I have written a lot about europe, mainly in my guise of new europe, and you can read it all here.

what a way to run the world (july 2008)

Just when the world needs it most, the IMF risks losing its legitimacy because the Europeans (the British) and even the euro area (the Belgians) doggedly refuse to coalesce into the single seat that their economic intimacy demands, and the logic of what the IMF actually does suggests...