M-RCBG Associate Working Paper No. 160

Finding 'Global Britain': political slogan to hard economic policy choices

Ed Balls
Nyasha Weinberg
Jessica Redmond
Sechi Kailasa
Tommaso Cariati



This paper, the latest in the ‘Brexit’ series considers the challenges and opportunities that the government faces in turning ‘Global Britain’ from a political slogan to an economic policy reality. With the UK at a post-Brexit crossroads, it will now be forced to confront hard choices about its strategic direction. That direction is not only determined by trade, and the UK position on global rules of the game, but also includes migration policy and industrial strategy or the “levelling-up” agenda. These elements must weave into a cohesive Global Britain narrative that works for both domestic and international audiences.

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