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Emily Hohler

EU throws green spanner in the works of global trade
Economy

EU throws green spanner in the works of global trade

Europe has big plans for the environment – but making them work without damaging world trade will be a challenge.
12 Dec 2019
Michael Bloomberg: a master of many guises
People

Michael Bloomberg: a master of many guises

Michael Bloomberg launched his financial data company after getting fired from Wall Street. Could the billionaire media magnate and former New York ma…
9 Dec 2019
China sits out protests in Hong Kong
Economy

China sits out protests in Hong Kong

Beijing may be using harsh language against the protesters in Hong Kong, but if you read between the lines, it is clear that it is treading carefully.
1 Aug 2019
The prime minister’s big gamble
Economy

The prime minister’s big gamble

The prime minister says he’s ready to bet on a no-deal Brexit. He might prefer an election.
1 Aug 2019
Boris Johnson and the irresistible rise of “cakeism”
Economy

Boris Johnson and the irresistible rise of “cakeism”

But will dabblers in it meet with a sticky end? Emily Hohler reports.
18 Jul 2019
Get set for a Tory Party spending spree
UK Economy

Get set for a Tory Party spending spree

Both candidates for the Tory Party leadership could squander the fiscal restraint of the past few years. Emily Hohler reports.
5 Jul 2019
Will Trump’s visit to North Korea lead to a nuclear deal?
Global Economy

Will Trump’s visit to North Korea lead to a nuclear deal?

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea this week. But will anything come of it?
4 Jul 2019
Theresa May’s vanity projects
Economy

Theresa May’s vanity projects

Now that Brexit is no longer her problem, Prime Minister Theresa May has been making a flurry of spending pledges to shore up her legacy – which the c…
28 Jun 2019
How will Boris Johnson bring about Brexit?
Economy

How will Boris Johnson bring about Brexit?

It’s far from obvious how Boris Johnson, the man likely to be the next PM, will achieve his goals.
27 Jun 2019
Who will deliver Brexit?
UK Economy

Who will deliver Brexit?

The Tories have one issue on their plate – Brexit. And it’s seasoned with plenty of snake oil, says Emily Hohler.
14 Jun 2019
Tories discover the magic money tree
Economy

Tories discover the magic money tree

Many of the ten Tory leadership candidates have are making reckless promises about their tax and spending plans.
13 Jun 2019
Who will be the next PM?
UK Economy

Who will be the next PM?

The next PM will be decided by 124,000 Tory party members. But will a new PM change anything?
7 Jun 2019
May’s last stand
Economy

May’s last stand

The prime minister’s “new deal” smelt fishily familiar. MPs are likely to pass on it. Emily Hohler reports.
23 May 2019
MPs’ expenses scandal lives on
Economy

MPs’ expenses scandal lives on

A decade on from the MPs' expenses scandal and little has changed.
16 May 2019
Farage victory would tip the balance
Economy

Farage victory would tip the balance

A Brexit Party win may concentrate minds in parliament and break the stalemate. Emily Hohler reports.
16 May 2019
Labour defeats a Remainer rebellion
Economy

Labour defeats a Remainer rebellion

Jeremy Corbyn has faced down a challenge spearheaded by his deputy, Tom Watson, for Labour to signal its backing for a second Brexit referendum.
2 May 2019
Britain opens itself up to China
Economy

Britain opens itself up to China

But in the case of its embrace of Huawei’s telecoms gear, is that wise? Emily Hohler reports.
2 May 2019
Will HS2 survive the spending review?
Economy

Will HS2 survive the spending review?

The future of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail line is on the line as Treasury secretary Liz Truss hints at a spending review.
25 Apr 2019
The Brexit Party: a potent political threat
Economy

The Brexit Party: a potent political threat

There has been a surge in support for Nigel Farage’s new venture. Emily Hohler reports.
25 Apr 2019
Nato at 70: beginning to show its age?
Economy

Nato at 70: beginning to show its age?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s 70th anniversary represents a huge achievement. But celebrations are being kept to a single day.
4 Apr 2019
May seeks a compromise on Brexit
Economy

May seeks a compromise on Brexit

The PM turns her back on the eurosceptics and reaches out to Jeremy Corbyn. Emily Hohler reports.
4 Apr 2019
Trump’s budget is a wily political move
US Economy

Trump’s budget is a wily political move

The US president gears up for negotiations with budgets that have no hope of passing. Emily Hohler reports.
21 Mar 2019
May’s deal gets defeated again
Economy

May’s deal gets defeated again

The prime minister’s EU withdrawal agreement is now dead. Or is it? Emily Hohler reports.
14 Mar 2019
Will Trump be impeached?
Economy

Will Trump be impeached?

Robert Mueller, the special counsel, is thought to be ready to present the findings of his inquiry into possible Russian interference.
7 Mar 2019
Chancellor lands a bumper tax haul
Economy

Chancellor lands a bumper tax haul

Yet the economy remains weak and subject to some “Brexity” trials ahead. Emily Hohler reports.
7 Mar 2019
This Brexit show will run and run
Economy

This Brexit show will run and run

Postponing Article 50 is now back on the list of possibilities. Emily Hohler reports.
28 Feb 2019
Rift opens between US and Europe
Economy

Rift opens between US and Europe

The Munich Security Conference is where the Atlantic Alliance usually likes to show a united front – but not this time.
22 Feb 2019
Labour does the splits
Economy

Labour does the splits

Seven Labour centrists and Remainers have jumped Corbyn’s far-left Brexit ship. Emily Hohler reports.
22 Feb 2019
Tech giant caught in crossfire
Economy

Tech giant caught in crossfire

The US struggle to contain China damages business, says Emily Hohler.
1 Feb 2019
“Plan A” dons a false moustache
Economy

“Plan A” dons a false moustache

Theresa May’s deal is back on the table. Will it be more appetising the second time? Emily Hohler reports.
25 Jan 2019
Trump boxed in by his own wall
Economy

Trump boxed in by his own wall

Donald Trump continues to battle Democrats over his planned wall, with neither side backing down.
11 Jan 2019
No birthday party for the euro
Economy

No birthday party for the euro

The single currency project is now 20 years old. But is there anything to celebrate? Emily Hohler reports.
11 Jan 2019
US Senate investigates Russian meddling
Economy

US Senate investigates Russian meddling

Russian internet activity aimed at polarising American society has spread, according to analysis for the US Senate.
20 Dec 2018
Brexit debate goes into extra-time
Economy

Brexit debate goes into extra-time

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has complicated the debate further. Emily Hohler reports.
20 Dec 2018
The legacy of George H.W. Bush
Economy

The legacy of George H.W. Bush

The effects of George HW Bush's economic policies are still felt to this day.
7 Dec 2018
May staggers on after three defeats
Economy

May staggers on after three defeats

As the vote on the Brexit deal nears, victory for the PM is looking unlikely. What then? Emily Hohler reports.
7 Dec 2018