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0217 britain 6

  • has real star-power.
    But his arguments are thin
    -in-chief
    THE fog of Brexit gets thicker by the day. 
    strike out on its own
    still hasn’t resolved the most important question that
    Business is becoming jittery. 
    bury their heads in shame.
    tried to throw some light on the gloom in
    address their...

  • has real star-power.
    But his arguments are thin
    -in-chief
    THE fog of Brexit gets thicker by the day. 
    strike out on its own
    still hasn’t resolved the most important question that
    Business is becoming jittery. 
    bury their heads in shame.
    tried to throw some light on the gloom in
    address their areas of  expertise in turn.
    took the opportunity to remind the public of what a political star he is. 
    . His reputation has taken a double blow recently.
    hate him as the face of Leave. 
    who is a fountain of ideas. 
    light up the room like few others
    about the extraordinary activities of
    But in demonstrating his own star power he reminded his audience of two things.
    own lack of pizzazz
    is everything that she is not:
    outgoing where she is inward-looking, clever with words where she is pedestrian and gung-ho where she is dithering. 
    how little progress has been made with
    with the Remainers putting up a rather better fight than they did in
    instead of drawing up an exit plan.
    on the Leave side,
    also offered the hand of friendship in an odd way.
    offer a “soft” exit,
    championed the hardest possible option, 
    strike its own trade deals and set its own standards.
    was being sincere. 
    he has a magic formula for bringing the country together with something that he calls liberal Brexit.
    provide both sides with what they want most: 
    trumpeted his speech as an attempt to
    do not survive even a gentle anatomisation.
    The most basic problem is that
    voted for more state and less market.
    offers little to
    free up cash for
    is naive to the point of  irresponsibility about
    will entail significant economic costs. 
    is holding back
    pettifogging rules
    turning themselves into global rather than just regional powerhouses. 
    is right that reuniting Britain after the trauma of the referendum is the most important task facing the country. 
    “a hardening of the mood” 
    “deepening of the anger”. 
    People who have been friends for decades don’t speak. 
    is not so much a unifying vision as a pipe dream.


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0217 britain 5

  • Studying abroad: Expanding horizons
    The idea of studying overseas is “daunting”. But his interests embrace everything from  to
    considers his options. 
    He thinks he will take the plunge. 
    Few British students share his outlook. 
    “Nothing in life comes without risk,” he concludes.
    ’s...

  • Studying abroad: Expanding horizons
    The idea of studying overseas is “daunting”. But his interests embrace everything from  to
    considers his options. 
    He thinks he will take the plunge. 
    Few British students share his outlook. 
    “Nothing in life comes without risk,” he concludes.
    ’s attitude is becoming more common. 
    Although there are no official statistics, 
    have seen a big increase in the number of
    have all seen growth since
    exerts the greatest pull.
    are most keen to get a sense of
    Coaching can help candidates work that out.
    less well-off backgrounds
    depending on family circumstances, their fees are not always as steep as the “sticker price” would imply.
    look like better value.
    study  free of charge. 
    can seem reasonable by comparison.
    In the same period,
    now offer courses in
    may also be off-limits after Brexit
    Meanwhile, technology shrinks both distance and parental concern.
    might be higher still were it not for bureaucratic constraints
    emoaned the fact that
    That is a shame.
    escape a source of competitive pressure
    it stifles students’ potential. 
    before starting his own business. 

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0217 britain 4

  • nearly four times as many as before,
    more than double the average for
    a general practice in
    Such a surge would usually place huge strain on
    is no ordinary surgery. 
    online diagnoses had not been widely accessible as part of
    they are freely available to most people living or working in
    This represents...

  • nearly four times as many as before,
    more than double the average for
    a general practice in
    Such a surge would usually place huge strain on
    is no ordinary surgery. 
    online diagnoses had not been widely accessible as part of
    they are freely available to most people living or working in
    This represents the biggest disruption of
    exploits a change made in the last year of
    is paid a fee by
    gives a share of each fee to
    helping to make the service profitable.
    is a step towards
    Other criticisms are specific to
    is good at coming up with new ideas but terrible at propagating them
    have yet to be properly evaluated.
    are more hype than reality. 








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0217 britain 3

  • What the doctor ordered
    relieve pressure on
    are catching on,
    That is partly due to recognition that
    co-chair of
    improve with lifestyle changes. 
    One common prescription is for more exercise. 
    Many social-prescribing initiatives are aimed at
    can sketch and sculpt. 
    and less depressed. ...

  • What the doctor ordered
    relieve pressure on
    are catching on,
    That is partly due to recognition that
    co-chair of
    improve with lifestyle changes. 
    One common prescription is for more exercise. 
    Many social-prescribing initiatives are aimed at
    can sketch and sculpt. 
    and less depressed. 
    t saves the public purse over
    Another advantage is the reduction of pressure on
    would be dancing and singing,  too

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0217 britain 2

  • with a presence in more than 90 countries.
    has been hit by allegations of sexual misconduct,
    ’s gleaming reputation has been severely tarnished.
    are also becoming embroiled in a story that adds fuel to a debate about
    unveiled abuses in
    the whirlwind has swept through
    gross misconduct
    culture of sexual...

  • with a presence in more than 90 countries.
    has been hit by allegations of sexual misconduct,
    ’s gleaming reputation has been severely tarnished.
    are also becoming embroiled in a story that adds fuel to a debate about
    unveiled abuses in
    the whirlwind has swept through
    gross misconduct
    culture of sexual abuse
    but was not taken seriously enough. 
    forfeit
    was hauled into
    if it did not explain itself. 
    reviewing their links.
    demanded “maximum transparency”. 
    Similar allegations are now being made against other charities. 
    is the “tip of the iceberg”.
    But the headlines may not affect the volume of giving,
    despite the weak economy,
    hope it will stay that way. 
    consider extravagant at a time of austerity.
    ’s aid is particularly effective and generally well-targeted. 
    it would be sad if that role, too, were relinquished.




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0210 britain3

  • The opening act in a year of tighter policy
    unveiled a package of emergency measures.
    channels ultra-cheap credit to banks.
    is already very loose. 
    ’s shaky economic growth.
    lest their disgruntled customers pull out their money and stick it under the mattress.
    Some say this is because of heightened...

  • The opening act in a year of tighter policy
    unveiled a package of emergency measures.
    channels ultra-cheap credit to banks.
    is already very loose. 
    ’s shaky economic growth.
    lest their disgruntled customers pull out their money and stick it under the mattress.
    Some say this is because of heightened competition in
    has been “effective at ensuring that
    seems to be cautiously positive about
    Lately, however, the scheme may have run its course. 
    have drawn heavily on the scheme to fund their lending growth.
    have fallen relative to
    as a consequence of its withdrawal. 
    is the opening act in a year of tighter monetary policy.

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0210 britain2

  • More urgent than signing new deals is protecting old ones
    through its membership of
    Reality dictates a different set of priorities. 
    None will survive Brexit automatically.
    lacks the glamour of
    but it is a more urgent task.
    is no more than a technical exercise. 
    As the clock ticks, the government...

  • More urgent than signing new deals is protecting old ones
    through its membership of
    Reality dictates a different set of priorities. 
    None will survive Brexit automatically.
    lacks the glamour of
    but it is a more urgent task.
    is no more than a technical exercise. 
    As the clock ticks, the government may be forced to prioritise.
    might be of political importance
    would face tariffs in the absence of a deal,
    the latter would seem more important.
    including whether it contains tariff cuts; services liberalisation; investment rules; recognition of standards; liberalisation of public procurement; rules on competition; and intellectual-property rights.
    If British businesses are not exactly banging down the door to preserve these deals
    Some sectors are concerned about particular deals beyond that
    Negotiating partners will justifiably grumble if they find themselves having to adhere to two sets of standards
    may choose to prioritise deals that are easier to agree. 
    by sticking tightly to its rules.
    seems confident that it will not have to choose. 
    none had any interest in erecting new trade barriers. 
    plenty could go wrong.




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0210 britain1

  • Public views of trade deals are more complicated than politicians allow
    was difficult to miss.
    such a scene seems ideal to help explain why Britain has to strike out on its own; outside the EU,
    is more complex than it seems
    were due to thrash out a proposed customs relationship with
    can be confident...

  • Public views of trade deals are more complicated than politicians allow
    was difficult to miss.
    such a scene seems ideal to help explain why Britain has to strike out on its own; outside the EU,
    is more complex than it seems
    were due to thrash out a proposed customs relationship with
    can be confident of the support of
    should limit imports to protect the British economy
    which gauges public opinion
    is opposed—or ignored—by those who supposedly voted for it. 
    ’s keenest wreckers of free-trade deals.
    are mashed together in minds of
    They were at the forefront of
    are well-armed to cause trouble.
    know how to raise mischief. 
    eventually gaining access to
    The result was stark
    The worry for officials in the DIT is that negotiations this time round will be more visible,
    is aware of the potential backlash.
    But there will be other flashpoints
    It must look beyond its internal fight.

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2018 0100 Britain 06

  • Reclaiming liberal democracy

  • points to the need in 2018 to remake the case for capitalism

  • has a good claim to have been the world’s busiest democracy

  • will finally find space to develop ideas

  • In 2018 we will catch a break. No election of any kind is scheduled. 

  • In this respect...

  • Reclaiming liberal democracy

  • points to the need in 2018 to remake the case for capitalism

  • has a good claim to have been the world’s busiest democracy

  • will finally find space to develop ideas

  • In 2018 we will catch a break. No election of any kind is scheduled. 

  • In this respect

  • provide an example for

  • have experienced upheaval and must now face the fallout.

  • remaking the case for free markets and liberal democracy.

  • we are facing a crisis of confidence in capitalism. 

  • We need to up our game.

  • belief in free enterprise is corroding,

  • Free markets and a liberal economic order continue to be the best ways to cut extreme poverty, to reduce inequality and to make the world richer, healthier, better educated and more equal. 

  • But while this may be true, we must acknowledge that this is not how people feel—and we must do more to support them.

  • give young people the adaptive skills, 

  • if we have the confidence to make the case.

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2018 0100 Britain 05

  • The calm before a possible storm for the economy

  • Fog in

  • In recent years the British economy has been a star performer among big, rich countries.

  • wage growth has been poor

  • the jobs market has been running hot.

  • rate is near a record high

  • did a lot less damage that many expected.

  • have...

  • The calm before a possible storm for the economy

  • Fog in

  • In recent years the British economy has been a star performer among big, rich countries.

  • wage growth has been poor

  • the jobs market has been running hot.

  • rate is near a record high

  • did a lot less damage that many expected.

  • have held up

  • was easily avoided.

  • making their goods and services more competitive abroad

  • long-standing problem of

  • Such an outcome would bring gale warnings for the economy

  • be overwhelmed by their new responsibilities, bringing the prospect of chaos at the ports. 

  • face a range of tariff and non-tariff barriers

  • If a no-deal Brexit started to look like a real possibility, things would take a turn for the worse.

  • causing another spike in inflation

  • outflows of foreign direct investment,

  • Mrs May needs to steer carefully.


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2018 0100 Britain 04

  • How Britain will appear to its friends

  • In the run-up to -在准备阶段

  • In the run-up to Brexit, will 2018 turn out to be the year it is widely viewed as Uncool Britannia?

  • Clothing, shoes and sunglasses can be cool; songs, plays, films and meals sometimes qualify too, as can people’s attitudes.

  • was...

  • How Britain will appear to its friends

  • In the run-up to -在准备阶段

  • In the run-up to Brexit, will 2018 turn out to be the year it is widely viewed as Uncool Britannia?

  • Clothing, shoes and sunglasses can be cool; songs, plays, films and meals sometimes qualify too, as can people’s attitudes.

  • was always something of a marketing gimmick(暗机关;骗人的玩意)

  • slick-圆滑的, 油滑的

  • were naturally happy to cultivate

  • But it did capture a period of increased pride in British culture and leadership

  • seemed to feel that things in the country were going refreshingly well.

  • This came as a striking contrast with the painful 1970s

  • seemed happy to pick a fight,however necessary this might be in order to recover from that sickness

  • appear in a sharply contrasting light,but for the wrong reasons.

  • won a landslide victory

  • called a snap election,certain she would triumph. She lost her majority, and her party, facing the daunting task of managing Brexit, has clearly lost its way.

  • opened like this: 

  • looked forward dreamily to his new politics of

  • “After 18 long years of opposition, of frustration and despair, I am proud, privileged, to stand before you as the new Labour prime minister of our country. I believe in Britain. I believe in the British people. One cross on the ballot paper. One nation is reborn.”

  • the new approach is perceived by young supporters as

  • published a special edition on

  • has a better chance of remaining relevant in culture

  • Such things do not change overnight. 

  • split up

  • The competition is hotting up.

  • There are signs that some of the cultural energy could start to flow to other places.

  • have ...to look forward to and invest in

  • heap glory on

  • street fashion

  • Gone was the idea that

  • heralding the era of

  • will start to add up to harder evidence.

  • that most risks losing its shine.

  • cutting-edge

  • is just a geographical concept.

  • Uncool is different. It is being brave enough to stand alone against enemies in the 20th century, and clumsy(笨拙的, 笨重的) enough to find oneself alone among friends in the 21st.

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2018 0100 Britain 03

  • Up in the air

  • battles for its future

  • will already be in full swing

  • not subordinate to an army or navy

  • The tributes have been hard-earned. 

  • the largest and most effective air force in the world,

  • having played an important role in

  • make it into the top ten of

  • also faces an uncertain...

  • Up in the air

  • battles for its future

  • will already be in full swing

  • not subordinate to an army or navy

  • The tributes have been hard-earned. 

  • the largest and most effective air force in the world,

  • having played an important role in

  • make it into the top ten of

  • also faces an uncertain future.

  • depends on the smooth transfer of

  • all stem from

  • suffered bribery and accounting scandals

  • is highly interconnected

  • gets in the way of

  • Despite an unsuccessful attempt to

  • will enjoy a bright future

  • a knock-on effect on


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2018 0100 Britain 01

  • Two-speed politics

  • Pay particular attention to the slow stuff

  • will be the drumbeat of repeated crises

  • British politics in 2018 will have only two speeds: prestissimo (very fast) and lento (slow).

  • But the most significant politics will take place at a much slower tempo

  • loses key votes...

  • Two-speed politics

  • Pay particular attention to the slow stuff

  • will be the drumbeat of repeated crises

  • British politics in 2018 will have only two speeds: prestissimo (very fast) and lento (slow).

  • But the most significant politics will take place at a much slower tempo

  • loses key votes

  • grinding out difficult decisions

  • pushing through complicated legislation

  • The Brexit negotiations will demand difficult decisions which will generate political crises.

  • There is a strong likelihood that

  • leave the single market quickly

  • shadow it for as long as possible

  • Even if newspapers do not get the satisfaction of a spectacular resignation they will be fed a rich diet of stories about cabinet feuds.

  • agitated the music of politics

  • Yet the negotiations will be slow, painstaking and above all dull. 

  • will spend much of their time locked in glacial struggles over details that look small to most people but which have huge long-term consequences. 

  • There will be a chasm between what the press focuses on and what actually matters.

  • the outward frenzy

  • Meanwhile the results of vital but dreary diplomatic wars will be ignored.

  • breaking the intention of

  • Thanks to her disastrous election performance she now has to rely on the small Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland to govern.

  • after a long period in

  • weak hold on power

  • will have to work overtime to keep their MPs in line

  • grinding out majorities, pushing through bills and laboriously preparing the legislative ground for

  • crashing out of the EU

  • impose discipline on

  • hurly-burly-n. 吵闹;骚动

  • All governments become pressure-cookers if they stay in power for a long time. 

  • One reason is that people who are passed over for jobs lose patience.

  • grown tired of languishing on the back benches

  • have made a mess of things. 

  • produce periodic explosions

  • But the thing that really explains the eruptions is the slow build-up of steam

  • ’s preparation for power.

  • consolidate his control over

  • decision-making organisations

  • establish an iron grip on

  • being in the grip of

  • capture the mainstream.

  • has been cultivating the far-left fringe of

  • attending mind-numbingly dull meetings,

  • waiting for the inevitable crisis of

  • If anybody is prepared to deal with a politics played in lento and prestissimo, it is him.

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经济学人 20170617 britain-9

Bagehot: Jeremy Corbyn, entrepreneur

Labour’s leader has disrupted the business of politics


It is celebrated because it explains why ...But it also provides a good analysis of...

taking the Labour Party to the edge of power.

on the margins of

he offered hope and enthusiasm as well as money.

produced...

Bagehot: Jeremy Corbyn, entrepreneur

Labour’s leader has disrupted the business of politics


It is celebrated because it explains why ...But it also provides a good analysis of...

taking the Labour Party to the edge of power.

on the margins of

he offered hope and enthusiasm as well as money.

produced a new business model to cater for underserved audiences

...at the first sign that ...

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经济学人 20170617 britain-8

Winston Churchill: We will cite him in our speeches

At odds with Europe, Britain pines for a strong and stable leader


IN A country led by the weak and wobbly, a hulking figure from the past looms larger than ever. “Forward, Together”, the title of Theresa May’s election manifesto, was...

Winston Churchill: We will cite him in our speeches

At odds with Europe, Britain pines for a strong and stable leader


IN A country led by the weak and wobbly, a hulking figure from the past looms larger than ever. “Forward, Together”, the title of Theresa May’s election manifesto, was borrowed from Winston Churchill’s first speech as prime minister in the House of Commons in 1940. 

argued passionately for

This renewed obsession has been reflected in popular culture, too

made its debut on Netflix

Britain is no longer a great power.

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经济学人 20170617 britain-7

The election in Scotland: Ruth, Queen of Scots

The Scottish Conservatives win a dozen more seats and new role in Westminster


call for a second referendum on independence

remains the most popular in swhere

Theresa May would not have been able to cling on as prime minister.

wield more influence in...

The election in Scotland: Ruth, Queen of Scots

The Scottish Conservatives win a dozen more seats and new role in Westminster


call for a second referendum on independence

remains the most popular in swhere

Theresa May would not have been able to cling on as prime minister.

wield more influence in

have a say in

was vital to

The election proves that Conservatism is no longer a dirty word in Scotland

offers a sunny, liberal version of

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经济学人 20170617 britain-6

The Grenfell disaster: A deadly blaze in the capital

Residents say their warnings went unheeded(没有受到注意的,没人理睬的,没人注意的) for years


in the early hours of

were treated in hospital

had previously complained to

vulnerability to fire

No such review has been published

The Grenfell disaster: A deadly blaze in the capital

Residents say their warnings went unheeded(没有受到注意的,没人理睬的,没人注意的) for years


in the early hours of

were treated in hospital

had previously complained to

vulnerability to fire

No such review has been published

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