Blokland’s daily sketch

Blokland’s daily sketch


Brexit deal proves immensely difficult

  • Jeroen Blokland
    Portfolio Manager

As I write this, negotiators are working round the clock to reach a deal on Brexit. However, as UK Prime Minister May put it, talks are ‘immensely difficult’. While that is no surprise, we have already waited a very long time for any kind of deal. Moreover, it suggests that ‘no deal’ is still a possibility. The odds of a ‘Brexit no man’s land’, in particular, are what have pushed the British pound down again. History has taught us, however, that after such a prolonged period of negotiations, any deal, even a hard Brexit, is likely to eliminate at least some uncertainty.

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