Hamish McRae

One of the country’s most respected financial journalists and commentators Hamish McRae is an associate editor of The Independent. He was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year 2006 at the British Press Awards.

The financial markets aren't afraid of Brexit

The markets worry when European political leaders make dire warnings about Brexit, not because they believe these warnings, but because they feel this shows the leaders are frightened by change

The five big economic issues to look out for this week

The opinion polls feed the markets. What is interesting about this, however, is whether the markets will also start to feed the polls. In other words, if the pound weakens further, will this bring more support to the Remain camp? 

Technology, not Brexit, is the biggest threat to our job market

Jobs have become a core Brexit issue. Would leaving the EU be good or bad for job creation? Why are migrants taking so many of the new jobs being created in the UK, and what are the implications for the freedom of movement for labour? What about the quality of jobs, and the implications for productivity? And so on.

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