The U.K. is growing like France. Why does it get a bad rap?

Pierre Briançon
The U.K. is growing like France. Why does it get a bad rap?

The U.K. economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter of the year, and at its slowest pace since early 2010, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Monday. Gross domestic product was up 0.3% from July to September compared with the second quarter, and up 0.9% compared with the same quarter of 2018, the ONS said. Opposition parties will insist that Brexit has taken its toll on the U.K. economy, which is still facing significant uncertainties in spite of a deal Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck with the EU.