Written by Staff Writer, CNN
Diego Martin, a London-based financial analyst, argues the implications of yesterday’s election may be even more dire than the list of casualties suggests. Here, he talks to CNN about what he calls “the worst parliament ever.”
Martin is a research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Read other analysts’ analyses below:
Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates
Dalio commented on the British election that saw Prime Minister Theresa May lose her parliamentary majority, telling CNBC, “What it tells us is that a lot of stuff is sort of — to the extent we have data available — remains reversible.”
Dalio, the founder and co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, said, “That was the first — and I think, probably only — time since the Second World War, that we’ve had almost a parliamentary election that nobody really expected.”
Can May govern?
Martin says “the alternative is horrendous.”
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Mickael Damelincourt, French analyst
Damelincourt has been described as the Frank Sinatra of political commentators, with a winning smile and a disarming sense of fun. And yet, the journalist and political journalist is neither ashamed of his relish in laying bare the more nagging aspects of life in the United Kingdom.
“It is unfortunate,” he reflects, “the British people who voted for Brexit are disappointed today. But after what’s happened, you have to put a bit of a bow on it.”
Brutal, real and layered… At the very least, Thursday’s election (and its consequences) were a brutal reminder of how far the EU can fall
A parliament shaped by Brexit