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Michael R. Bloomberg

Why I’m Bullish on Britain, and Betting on Its Future

The UK is an economic and cultural powerhouse, and needs top-notch journalism to match. That’s why I’m investing in a major expansion of our UK reporting operations.

The outlook is bright.

The outlook is bright.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is much more than a celebration of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. It is a testament to how, for centuries, the nation has adapted its political institutions without violent revolution. That openness to change and capacity to evolve peacefully and lawfully goes a long way toward explaining how a small island plays such a large role in global affairs — and why I am such a strong believer in its future.

It is easy to lose sight of the UK’s long-term strengths amid the swirl of political scandal and drama of Brexit. Full disclosure: I opposed Brexit. In fact, I said it was the dumbest thing any country had ever done — until the US Trumped it.