Registered On: December 24, 2013
Look above, NI.
A miniscule gain, BRI, and you say that I’m spinning it?! There isn’t a single industry that would be anything other than delighted with a 25% increase and it’s abject nonsense to claim otherwise.
As for services, you couldn’t be further from the truth — the most important area of finance wasn’t even part of the deal. On financial services the UK dwarfs the rest of Europe even though the City was supposed to collapse if we voted to leave. Under equivalence, which is the route most likely to be taken by the EU after today the City will continue to thrive. In fact, if you want to see how poor the EU has become just look at the Wirecard scandal rocking Germany — and there’s a whole lot more to come out of the woodwork on this over the next 12 months.
In addition, given covid there’s very likely to be a spree of public offerings over the next 12 to 18 months and it won’t be Paris or Frankfurt gaining from these, but London. Meanwhile the mass exodus of companies away from the UK hasn’t just failed to materialise but, if anything, is now in the UK’s favour.
Companies don’t come much bigger than Unilever and it chose to move to the UK from the EU despite Brexit. The irony is that it’s the Dutch government threatening to impose a massive ‘exit tax’ in a desperate attempt to thwart this. So much for project fear. On top of that the digital services sector is also thriving in the UK, with more investment coming here than to the rest of Europe put together.
Your comment about “the country can go to rot so long as the Tories can stay together” reveals just how hollow your arguments are. It’s pure unadulterated political nonsense in the same vein as Gurnelista’s most famous comment of all time, that “the Tories are finished” months before the Conservatives won a massive mandate to get on and do Brexit.
Your final paragraph just smacks of bitterness.