From McCafferty

That's kinda like saying that it's only an option, not the base case. Sounds dovish but cable is, instead, taking it as reminder that a rate hike is on the table and it's up a handful of pips. I think that reaction is the wrong one.

Other headlines:

  • Markets had previously misread BOE as having its hands tied until Britain left the EU
  • Monetary policy can do little to offset likely weaker real income growth
  • No need to consider starting to reverse QE until after "several" rate hikes
  • Economic slack likely to disappear quiet quickly
  • Some signs that global economy is beginning to normalize