Growth isn't everything. However, the fact that the word 'Brexit' does not appear anywhere in this article tells you all you need to know about (a) British politics, and (b) the relationship between the government and the BBC.

IMF growth forecast showing UK and Germany in red (negative) and other countries (including Russia!) as positive

The UK is set to be one of the worst performing major economies in the world this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).


IMF researchers have previously pointed to Britain's exposure to high gas prices, rising interest rates and a sluggish trade performance as reasons for its weak economic performance.


Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesperson Sarah Olney said the forecast was "another damning indictment of this Conservative government's record on the economy".

Source: UK to be one of worst performing economies this year, predicts IMF | BBC News