If you read the page, you'd have realised that the most recent published economic data is from Q1 2018, now a full year out of date. Even the most recent commentry from the IMF is seven months old, warning of fading FDI. With the passage of time, we actually see that FDI has risen to a record high since the Brexit vote. A good deal of this is due to the weak currency but, regardless of the reason, capital is flowing into the UK at an unprecedented rate.
Article talks to "services" PMI of 50.1, indicating slight growth. Service sector forward orders are notoriously hard to predict, and PMI is a vox pop survey (with attendant biases both ways), not empirical data. Moreover, given the general slow-down among the G7, it's understandable that demand for services might fall as a result. That growth remains in the sector is, given the slowing global economic environment, really quite positive.
This BBC goes on to add:
"Until very recently, what's been most remarkable is not how much of an economic impact all the Brexit-related uncertainty has had, but how little. Growth has continued. The number employed keeps hitting new records. The services sector which makes up four-fifths of our economy has continued to expand."
This LSE paper, published in 2017, is entirely predicated on the assumption that FDI would fall, and talks to the consequences of the same. However, this unjustified assumption has proven to be entirely baseless. Rather than falling, FDI has risen to record levels, and continues to climb.
You article, from a free "newspaper", CityAM, begins....."Britain is paralysed by Brexit uncertainty.....". It goes on to make sensationalist claims, without analysis or reference.UK will be more vulnerable to global economic shock
It's time to buckle our seatbelts for the next global recession
If record FDI, record employment, near record low interest rates and wages rising faster the inflation are "paralasis"........then you and I have different welfare objectives (in the economic sense).
If you look at the chart, you'd notice that the data ends in Q2 2018. Since that time, the UK has outperformed the G7 on a relative basis. If you need to see the most recent GDP growth figures, see GDP Growth Rate - Countries - List
I do so admire an insightful anecdote.Legislatively:
A vast amount of work has been shelved till post brexit, as brexit work has been prioritised. I can't share anything not already in the public domain, and it's not something under the press glare.
I can't bring myself to cross-reference this paper in depth, but the punchline is that the "observed" significant increase is in crimes reported as being both "traditional" and "hate" (i.e. stealing from somebody "traditional" while racially villyfying them "hate"). On that basis, the author finds a spike around the time that "hate crime" reporting became a mandatory statistic. No great surprises there, and despite the paper's JEL classifications, it's neither been peer reviewed nor published.Socially:
Hate crime growth since vote
Are you aware that at the height of "austerity" measures, Government expenditure was reduced only to the level of late 2014?Austerity was due to finish in 2017. Do you feel austerity has finished? The country is still split.
Seriously, think about that for a bit........a 2014 budget basis. FFS.
Have the courage of your convictions, it's an anonymous site.Politically:
I have to dance round what I actually want to put because I want to continue to work. Our politics as moved to extremes, brexit has exposed deep fractures in both major parties.
I think you will find that "our politics" hasn't moved to extremes, despite the media hyperbole. I suspect you haven't lived in a country with extreme politics, it's quite the eye-opener. The UK electorate appears quite settled in its view on Brexit, where very few appear to have changed their minds.
The "joke", as you put it, is that you would quote an author with such an openly acknowledged political bias. His bio page (https://www.quora.com/profile/John-Welch-18) provides all the insight required. He's extremely unhappy about Brexit, as he has every right to be. He does not, however, address the fundamental question he poses in the title.Reputationally:
Brexit has made the UK a global joke. How will we rebuild our reputation? | John Kampfner
UK is more isolated internationally.
As for a self-hating Guardian article, it doesn't merit a discussion.
The challenge you have is that of being able to overcome your clear anti-Brexit bias. You should search for truth rather than quoting cheap articles or old data simply because they support your ideological position. That's unforgivably lazy and dishonest.