Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 until 2013. He is the author of The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy, which was published in March.
 (August 2016)

IN THE REVIEW

Which Europe Now?

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, House of Lords shadow leader Angela Evans Smith, Prime Minister David Cameron, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at a memorial service for Labour MP Jo Cox, St. Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, London, June 2016
Political drama on television is finished. No fictional version could match the vicious infighting in both main political parties in Britain that followed the vote on June 23 by the British people to leave the European Union. What the vote revealed is a growing and dangerous divide between the political class, often a metropolitan elite, and a large number of people who feel left out of the economic prosperity centered on London and disenfranchised by “political correctness.”