Make or Break for Brexit

Published on
October 8th, 2018
34 minutes

Make or Break for Brexit

The Exchange ·
Featuring Rupert Harrison, Helen Thomas, and Oliver Harvey

Published on: October 8th, 2018 • Duration: 34 minutes

Britain is running out of time to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union. The British government needs to make a deal with Europe and win approval from Parliament by the end of the year. In this conversation with Roger Hirst, Rupert Harrison of BlackRock, Helen Thomas of Blonde Money and Oliver Harvey of Deutsche Bank deliberate over whether the British pound, gilts or equities will be the best expression of the government’s success or failure. The clock is ticking. Filmed on September 28th, 2018 in London.


  • SB
    Stewart B.
    20 November 2018 @ 12:57
    There are hundreds of examples to study where a country has left a political union. Typically these are less economically negative than people expect, especially for the leaving party. In a free market, goods and services can be substituted and/or small price changes absorbed. The former can create many opportunities and jobs too! Most clouds have a silver lining. An example were recent Russian sanctions. These were excellent for helping Russia develop their industry for agricultural equipment and farming. Most economic crises come from debt unsustainability and collapse rather than relatively minor changes to trade. The UK will still be able to buy European products and vice-versa.
  • BP
    Bakulesh P.
    6 November 2018 @ 03:46
    Just useless discussion that had no depth basis of the insight that were being drawn. Same points being repeated but no substance.
  • Pd
    Pedro d.
    9 October 2018 @ 06:53
    Maybe would have been a good idea to have a European on the panel as ooposed to 4 brits?
    • SS
      Sam S.
      9 October 2018 @ 17:13
      Vote For Pedro
    • AR
      Alex R. | Real Vision
      10 October 2018 @ 16:18
      spoken like a true brexiteer! (as brits are arguably Europeans) .. good point though
  • lD
    lance D.
    8 October 2018 @ 14:13
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH what was up with that geezer that decided to DO one with 2 min remaining.
    • EF
      Eric F.
      9 October 2018 @ 02:49
      Yup, a bit unprofessional. Hang on for a couple more minutes until it finishes for God’s sake.
    • MS
      Michael S.
      9 October 2018 @ 04:31
      Was that a client calling or the coffee calling?!? Weird!
    • ML
      Michele L.
      9 October 2018 @ 18:22
      At least in his absence the lady finally got to finish her sentence without him constantly interrupting
  • SS
    Sam S.
    8 October 2018 @ 14:02
    Brussels, and the EU is nothing but a taxation mechanism that depends heavily on the UK more than the UK depends on them. Brexit will cause the UK economy to explode to the upside under their own trade framework. Should Italy do it's own EXIT, the EU will collapse and it should! This whole RV discussion is informative but reminds me of the rhetoric during the US Presidential Election. Trump Won. Trump's actions are getting things done and the world came running to Trump Tower to make deals and overthrow all the previous administration taxation and massive regulation. Same will happen upon BREXIT. Brussels should be dismantled. The UK people did in fact vote for BREXIT---so get it done. The EU will come running for trade and finance from the UK, not the other way around. In fact, the UK should just leave, pay NOTHING to Brussels and do a Trump style NEW trade deal. All new framework that works for the UK, rather than funding the pockets of worthless politicians in Brussels. Nigel Farge says it best and is the smartest guy in the UK. The Art of the Deal is good read for the UK policy makers. The EURO is doomed.
    • DS
      David S.
      8 October 2018 @ 19:33
      Since I voted thumbs down on this comment, here are a couple of reasons: The Art of the Deal is a tactic which works one time in the short run. The Euro was certainly flawed from the beginning as a currency. From a European point of view, it has caused a lot of damage, but wonderful from a German economic point of view. Maybe someone in Germany did read the Art of the Deal. DLS
    • MS
      Matt S.
      9 October 2018 @ 08:58
      With that woman, Theresa May, in charge of the exit, a woman who was opposed to Brexit in the first place, Brexit won't happen. She needs to go ASAP and be replaced with a man who can handle the pressure and get things done, like Nigel Farage.
  • DS
    David S.
    8 October 2018 @ 20:27
    Politics today may be more about who you can buy as opposed to what you can sell. DLS
    • SM
      Stephane M.
      9 October 2018 @ 00:41
      Can someone tell me what DLS means?!??!? Thank's!
    • CB
      C B.
      9 October 2018 @ 02:24
      David L. S.
    • DS
      David S.
      9 October 2018 @ 05:34
      There are several people with David S. in the comment section. The other David S. has good comments, and I wish not to confuse them with mine. I merely put DLS after so I know which are mine. I am old, sorry for the confusion. DLS
  • MS
    Michael S.
    9 October 2018 @ 04:42
    Where's the charcuterie plate? Brexit must already be taking a hard toll on the UK economy?
  • FB
    Floyd B.
    8 October 2018 @ 22:40
    Thank you for bringing a topic that is important but hopelessly under covered by the MSM in US. This is what I come to expect from RealVision
  • DS
    David S.
    8 October 2018 @ 19:19
    IMO Brexit will happen on schedule because politicians on both sides of the channel will cave to the pressure of their business communities. The best move that the UK made was not being part of the Euro. Think how many problems that would have created in Brexit. It was very interesting to learn about the 67% of Parliament needed to call an election. I enjoyed this discussion very much. DLS
  • CS
    Christopher S.
    8 October 2018 @ 19:07
    No one knows. I just prefer to hold most of my cash savings in dollars as that can go up against the pound regardless of how Brexit pans out. Sterling more or less peaked with UK housing - and that is something facing big headwinds.
  • RB
    Richard B.
    8 October 2018 @ 13:33
    more of discussions like this please RV. Italian budget negotiations next?