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2016–The year when politics will trump economics

If Britain votes to leave the EU, then all hopes of economic recovery could sink without trace

By George Magnus  

People wave the Greek and EU flags outside the Greek parliament whilst campaigning during the country's referendum over the EU's bailout conditions ©Socrates Baltagiannis/DPA/PA

It’s that time of year when economic forecasters think people really want to know what they think about economic prospects for the coming year. Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, I have often wondered why. It brings to mind the words attributed variously…

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