Why the Singapore model won’t work for the UK post-Brexit

Country
UK (GB)
Score
4.6
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-01-02 (UTC)
ID
13019289

The city state has a strange appeal to some Tories yet even its prime minister doubts its approach would work in Britain The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, on a visit to Singapore to learn how such a relatively isolated city state has become so successful is only the latest, but most explicit, of a long line of Tory ministers that extol Singapore as the model for the UK post-Brexit. Quite how Singapore, an authoritarian state capitalist economy akin to China, has become the pre-eminent Tory model for the UK post-Brexit, as opposed other more democratic economies, is puzzling. Continue reading...