UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson led the Conservative Party’s sweeping victory last month with a campaign to officially leave the European Union (EU) by January 31, 2020. The Brexit story has been told and re-told countless times in political terms – but now comes the economic and social reality. In practical terms, Brexit’s ripples are just starting. Free trade agreements with the EU and U.S., the future of London as a financial center, the impact for companies and people, and the real, day to day changes in the country’s business climate, are all still up in the air. Caroline Atkinson, former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics to President Barack Obama and former Head of Global Policy for Google, joins Altamar to explain the complex economic, financial, and business ramifications of Brexit. Atkinson has also held senior roles at the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Bank of England, and worked as a journalist for The Washington Post, The Economist, and The Times of London.
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