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According to Brian Martin, analyst at ANZ, UK economy is still wrestling with enormous Brexit related political uncertainty as competing political factions advocate different visions of the UK’s future.

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“Sterling’s near term path twists with the anticipated solution to Brexit.”

“However, the obsession with Brexit is masking a very solid performance by the UK economy. Inflation is at target, the public finances have improved dramatically and the labour market is at its strongest in 45 years.”

“Fiscal policy is poised to turn expansionary and a pragmatic Brexit policy will require measures to support productivity and potential growth. Based on a soft Brexit, which Parliament supports, interest rates will rise.”

“An expansionary fiscal and tighter monetary mix provide robust arguments for a sustained appreciation in sterling once Brexit uncertainty is resolved.”