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Sam Whimster
‘If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word “citizenship” means.” (Mrs May, Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham. October 2016.) Did the Prime Minister really say that? Yes she did, and it caused a visceral shock to many. If you are one of the...
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July 6, 2016 GPI Professorial Research Fellow, Professor Sam Whimster, comments on Gordon Brown’s article in The Guardian (“The key lesson of Brexit is that globalisation must work for all of Britain”): “Migration might be controversial but it follows from the free movement of capital across national borders. […] Is Mr Brown prepared to assert...
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Niall Ferguson’s biography of Siegmund Warburg probably came out just in time, in 2010, to be taken up as a topical work on a major City figure. Now some five years later one has to doubt whether the name of Siegmund Warburg signifies much at all. What was intended as a work to mark and...
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Gordon Brown, in his narrative of the banking crisis (‘Nothing short of chronic recklessness powered by unchecked greed…’, 7 December), portrays himself as the man who got angry with the bankers, but the question remains: is he redressing the power balance between national states and a globalised financial system? For Brown, the postmortem on Lehman...
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