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Interview with Sylvain Fort – The Double-Wicked Challenge: COVID and Brexit

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Brexit may be of great import to us but maybe not such hot news for the rest of the world. COVID is a much more immediate, pressing issue across the globe than the UK’s new adventure. So what is The View From Abroad as far as how the UK has dealt with the twin demons of Brexit and COVID are concerned?

In the latest in its series of podcasts supported by the investment bank Stifel and its European President Eithne O’Leary, Jericho Chambers Partner, Matthew Gwyther speaks to Eithne plus four observers of the UK scene to hear their feelings about the last year and what now lies ahead for Britain as it faces an uncertain future.

“You cannot spit in the soup and expect it to be good”

Sylvain Fort is French and has worked as a close advisor to his President Emmanuael Macron. What do the French – and especially Macron – really think of us Brits and the path on which we’re now embarked. “Well, we have an expression that you cannot spit in the soup and expect it to be good,’ he says. Fort says that Brexit is a huge gamble, a bet that he would not have advised we take.

This podcast is part of The Double-Wicked Challenge; COVID and Brexit conversation series, curated by Jericho on behalf of Stifel Europe.

For further information or to get involved, please contact Jericho Founder, Robert Phillips or Programme Director, Becky Holloway.

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