Brexit Shadow Hides Deeper Cracks in U.K. Economic Firmament

April 27, 2016 2:17 PM

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Britain’s vote on its future in the European Union is diverting attention from deeper economic problems.

As the country thrashes about in an identity crisis, risking a schism with its main trading partner, growth is losing momentum and continues to be lop-sided. Services, the engine of the economy’s recovery, expanded at the weakest pace in almost a year in the first quarter, while industrial productio...

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