Now what?

  • After failing to get enough votes to call an election, but succeeding in getting Parliament closed until Oct. 14, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to work to make a new deal with the European Union at the Oct. 17 summit in Brussels.
  • Despite all the shenanigans in Westminster, data this morning showed that the U.K. economy continues to motor on, with the jobless rate returning to 3.8% while basic pay rose 3.8% in the three months through July.

(Source: Bloomberg)