Bill Emmott - International Author & Adviser

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The new nightmare in France
La Stampa - April 12, 2017

With less than two weeks to go before the first round of France’s presidential election, financial markets are waking up to a new potential nightmare. Having for months expected the centrist Emmanuel Macron to face,...
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Time for a new liberal lexicon
Financial Times - March 18, 2017

The great populist-insurgent of 100 years ago, one Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, found time while in cozy Zurich planning his Bolshevik revolution to pen an explanation for why things were “kicking off” as we say these...
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Why Japan is less well prepared than South Korea
Nikkei Business - March, 2017

In the second half of the 20th century, no two countries performed better, in terms of raising citizens’ living standards, strengthening political institutions, and making their societies safe, secure and stable, than...
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Japan has much to lose from a US-China bust-up
CapX - March 6, 2017

East Asia has been a paragon of peace for decades, but both North Korea and China seem determined to remind the world – and especially their neighbour Japan – that this mustn’t be taken for granted. On Monday morning,...
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European politics in 2017
Gaiko Forum - January 2017

For day-to-day drama, the eyes of the world in 2017 will of course be focused on the new American president, at least during his early months in office. But for longer-term impact on geopolitics and the global economy,...
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Italy´s Five Star Movement has crushed a PM. It shouldn´t be ignored
Prospect Magazine - December 12, 2016

The long, slow fuse on Italy’s time-bomb has been lit. The crushing defeat of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform proposals in the national referendum on 4th December has left the whole country—indeed the whole of Europe—wondering whether...
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The real threat to Matteo Renzi is Beppe Grillo and his ilk
Financial Times - November 30, 2016

Everyone wants to list Italy’s constitutional referendum on December 4th as the next stage in the Great Global Populist Revolution. But here’s a funny thing: among the campaigners for “no” are not only the insurgent...
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My Ofcom story
- November 21 2016

  MY OFCOM STORY -- A TALE OF MISMANAGEMENT AND INCOMPETENCE BY THOSE TO WHOM WE ARE ENTRUSTING REGULATION OF THE BBC.  The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP Secretary of State Department of Culture, Media and...
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