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Mired in political uncertainty, will the economy now stall?

Growth could be substantially down by the end of 2017—with the potential figures for 2018 scarier still

By George Magnus  

Protesters outside Downing Street in London call on Prime Minister Theresa May to resign. Photo: Rick Findler/PA Wire/PA Images

If you thought last Thursday morning you knew about the UK’s political landscape and its impact on the economy, you’d have been up the creek without a paddle when the exit poll came out at 10pm. For Britain’s economy now is, to use Tony Blair’s phrase, like a kaleidoscope: all the pieces are in flux. We can only guess how and when they might fall. It’s a cliche that business…

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