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Brexit's Hard Pounding

The slump in the pound has—how can I put it—attracted some attention in recent days, and has put a spring in the step of those who want to talk Brexit down. The Financial Times, long something of a Brussels Pravda, has rather relished pointing out that sterling had now hit (an effective) 168-year low. Then again, the pound was at a roughly 160-year low just eight years ago.
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