February 12, 2018

Britain’s BFF unconvinced by its post-Brexit vision

Featuring Julianne Smith

Source: Politico

WASHINGTON — If the U.K. wants to woo America with tech, it needs to get its story straight.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who departs for Silicon Valley Tuesday, is the latest in a stream of British politicians to venture across the Atlantic in the year since Prime Minister Theresa May hot-footed it to Washington to get the ball rolling on a free-trade deal between Britain and the U.S.

Keen to emphasize the upsides of life outside the European Union, the U.K. government hopes to position the country as a beacon for technology and innovation, with May telling the world’s top business executives at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month that “Britain will be one of the best places in the world in which to start and grow a business.”

Read the full article in Politico.


  • Julianne Smith

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she coedits “Shadow Government.” She is also a senior advisor at WestExec Advisors, an adjunct senio...