Barclays urges UK to focus on US and Asia post Brexit
05/02/2021 | news | business | 1,745
Brexit gives one of the UK's most important sectors the chance to define its own agenda, he said.
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05/02/2021 10:31:41 21 18
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Well if a banker says so it must be true.
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05/02/2021 11:23:42 7 0
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The point is it's irrelevent, there was nothing stopping the London financial centre working closely with USA/Asia while still being a member of the EU
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05/02/2021 10:31:53 268 65
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We are where we are. Either embrace change or keep moaning on about it.
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05/02/2021 10:40:05 136 144
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Maybe if there'd been less moaning in the decades before 2016 the UK would have got more out of its EU membership.
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05/02/2021 10:42:51 27 18
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100% right.

But this guy is the very essence of the establishment globalist elite that the Leave voters were pushing against.

Now they’re getting all excited

Hilarious.
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05/02/2021 10:59:07 9 7
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That's what all the worst industrial managements I have come across tell their employees.

We are where we are, not where we wanted to be.
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05/02/2021 11:08:54 10 11
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How have you embraced change. I pay twenty percent more for stuff I want from the EU, so do you. Brexit bonus eh
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05/02/2021 11:13:05 14 3
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Like the brexiteers for 40 years ?
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05/02/2021 11:10:46 6 3
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Embracing is one thing. Discussing or expressing is another healthy way to keep communication going.
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05/02/2021 12:03:47 4 2
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You mean like Farage did for 40 years when we joined the EU?

I'll keep moaning about it thanks, worked for him, and I reckon when the Boomers are gone we can turn it around in far less than the 40 years it took him to gather enough xenophobes and peddle enough lies to get his way.
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05/02/2021 12:20:13 0 4
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Only the TRAITORS to this great UNITED KINGDOM moan
05/02/2021 13:27:03 0 0
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There are people out there still moaning about the Pit Closures, the Winter of Discontent, and rationing
05/02/2021 13:33:21 2 1
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Yes that's right. Let's embrace the roadmap back to war and genocide on our doorstep again while the rich benefit ever more.
05/02/2021 13:50:24 2 0
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“We are where we are. Either embrace change or keep moaning on about it.”

Keep moaning

Refuse to co-operate or contribute in any way

And don’t miss any opportunity, large or small, to make where we are even worse
05/02/2021 17:27:40 0 1
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That WASN'T my response when a kid at school kicked me in the back and I had two years of traction and physio. I resented the idiot for wrecking my life and almost putting me in a wheelchair. I suffer permanent back pain 50 years later. And yeah, I moan about it.
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PG
05/02/2021 10:31:57 288 88
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Good on him, just what we need, some optimism.
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05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
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It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
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05/02/2021 11:02:48 3 5
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If people only know the truth
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05/02/2021 11:07:38 1 3
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No choice but to speak positive when the pandemic has caused great economic destruction. We haven't even got the figures of the massive damage yet since we haven't really started to recover from this destructive virus. Ahhh, reality.
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05/02/2021 11:47:54 3 5
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Optimism is great, the reality is quite different. This is the same Barclays boss that wanted all his staff back in his skyscraper during the first lockdown, does not believe in or trust his staff working from home and still wants the male staff in short and ties.
1.3 trillion of assets have moved out of the U.K. along with many many high tax paying jobs. The exchequer and all of us will suffer.
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05/02/2021 11:59:29 4 4
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"Good on him, just what we need, some optimism."

optimism doesn't pay the bills
05/02/2021 13:11:13 3 3
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Waiting for Brexiters to put a positive spin on the 7,500 financial jobs so far that have moved from the UK to the EU due to Brexit...
05/02/2021 13:21:53 2 0
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Looks like we've taken back control of our optimism
05/02/2021 13:24:41 2 2
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We need way more than optimism. We need this useless Tory government to be gone.
05/02/2021 16:33:23 0 0
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What we need, and always have done, always will, is realism.
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05/02/2021 10:32:06 508 212
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"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.

That will certainly annoy the usual negative crew on here as they love bad news
It halts their ever tiresome agenda that no one cares about.
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05/02/2021 10:36:04 276 329
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"I think" - Literally just one persons opinion. But you latch onto it sure like it's the validation for everything bad happening with brexit
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05/02/2021 10:41:10 49 69
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Giving banks more freedom to hammer the average guy is what he wants.

That will go down well with the Leave voters eh?
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05/02/2021 10:48:27 6 9
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Mind reading everyone who will see this article is quite a feat! Well done! You already know if ANYBODY will care. Amazing!
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05/02/2021 10:50:35 24 28
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So true, the vast majority of the population have moved on, and most (even if they voted remain) are prepared to make the best of it. It is a small, influential and very vocal minority who are not willing or able to move on. Many of whom are in the media, and because they pinned their colours to the mast over brexit, are now unable to back track. They also almost exclusively populate twitter.
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Bob
05/02/2021 10:59:09 16 6
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Because he mostly got what he wanted out of the deal.

Now ask all the other industries if they got what they wanted.
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05/02/2021 11:04:36 8 7
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Says a guy investigated by the FCA for multiple issues, and fined for at least one of them.

But it's also a very narrow statement. Really, he's just saying that it's possibly better for competing globally to not be regulated by the EU. In reality, it means trusting that the people who have screwed everything else up won't be a disaster for the finance sector.
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05/02/2021 11:07:20 9 5
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Oh I see. So we have an agenda but the bankers are sainted and only ever look out for the man on the street?
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05/02/2021 11:07:23 7 4
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A banker, they tanked the economy and the tax payer bailed then out. They can all go to hell in a hand cart.
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05/02/2021 11:02:32 2 1
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All positive talk is a must now. No choice I suppose. Let the time speak for itself. We always hope that positive predictions materialise fast. Do they ever.
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05/02/2021 11:10:34 4 3
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"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.

When I read this I thought to myself "light the blue touchpaper and stand well clear"

And seeing that its already burning brightly - no further intervention required on my part.
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05/02/2021 11:14:34 3 3
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So Barclays boss says leaving the EU could be good for banking, however there are may industries that may suffer. Its about the rich getting rich. Many of the wealthy want deregulation in financial activities.
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05/02/2021 11:15:54 2 2
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Wrong, I care
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05/02/2021 11:17:01 2 3
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I wouldn't waste your breath with euphiles
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05/02/2021 11:42:59 1 2
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Most people shout down or support the view that suits their agenda.
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05/02/2021 10:32:48 375 118
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London is a global financial centre. The EU have nothing that can compete.
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05/02/2021 10:38:33 214 330
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Keep telling yourself that. The people whose jobs have already moved to Frankfurt may disagree.
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05/02/2021 10:41:29 26 41
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Zürich, Luxembourg, Paris....
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05/02/2021 10:42:22 38 24
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Those London boroughs of Cayman, Bermuda, BVI, IOM, Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey are doing good business with Oligarchs from Russia, Nigeria and indeed the City of London.
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05/02/2021 10:58:42 25 37
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£1.6trillion of assets have left the UK recently to the EU

You seem to think that we are out now and all that could go wrong has already happened

If you think we can compete in the US (New York) and somehow, the US will not want to compete in the UK, then you are very much mistaken

Do you think that being in the EU stopped the UK from providing financial services in other parts of the world ?
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05/02/2021 11:00:58 14 16
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yeah they have great laundering services for every despot , oligarch, drug cartel, criminal empire around the world thats why they wanted out from eu monetary scrutiny
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05/02/2021 11:04:04 2 6
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Was a global. All has changed and the competition has increased and is fiercer. Gone are those easy times.
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05/02/2021 11:17:11 7 9
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London is THE place to shuffle and launder money. The EU make stuff.

The 2019 trade figures between the UK and EU proves it.
On services - UK surplus of £18b
On goods - UK deficit of £97b
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05/02/2021 11:20:13 1 9
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So WRONG, you have to to takes todays prize for total ignorance of the capitalist system and financial markets!
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05/02/2021 11:24:48 13 2
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The EU is far too busy moralising to the World while it's industries slowly spiral down the toilet. The far eastern economies are far too busy making everything to moralise.
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05/02/2021 11:21:31 3 3
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In 2017 the EU monopolies commission blocked the sale of the London Stock Exchange to Frankfurt.

In 2021...?
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05/02/2021 11:31:36 2 5
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With dirty Russian money.
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05/02/2021 12:01:26 1 4
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So...why are billions in assets being moved over to it?.
My friends in Frankfurt are absolutely furious about Brexit. Property prices have increased so much because of formerly London-based bankers coming in who consider Frankfurt amazingly cheap.
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05/02/2021 12:29:25 0 4
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Yes, but EU companies place a lot of financial business in London. And many EU countries have their investment banking HQs in London. Deutsche Bank alone employs 8,000 highly paid people in the UK and it pays corporation tax here. There is a real risk that this business and HQs will move to the EU. I hope it won't happen but if it does it will be a disaster for the UK and the City.
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05/02/2021 12:34:47 0 3
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Yet
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05/02/2021 12:57:17 0 1
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YET!
05/02/2021 13:10:30 0 3
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Sure, and the sun will never set on the British Empire.

Oh, wait....
05/02/2021 13:23:34 0 2
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Other than Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich (still part of EU on a 27+1 basis), a marketplace of 600m people and a diverse economy I guess not. Oh well at least the fish are British, oh wait......
05/02/2021 13:35:07 0 3
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it isn't rocket science! The Germans and French can easily compete.
05/02/2021 13:37:46 1 1
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No money laundering for the worlds dictators, Russian oligarchs and cheesy popstar celebrity elite happening in London then. It's all British fair play.....all done strictly by the book.
05/02/2021 13:39:16 0 3
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“London is a global financial centre.“

Was

It can’t export services to a large part of the globe now

And that was the only part that wanted them

And that was really pretty much all the City did

Most of it will be sold as luxury housing for rich Russians and Chinese
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05/02/2021 10:32:48 129 9
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I have a bad feeling that this HYS will be the usual mudslinger...

I’m going to walk the dog- goodbye!
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05/02/2021 10:35:30 100 9
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You will get more sense out of your dog than a typical hys
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05/02/2021 10:39:48 5 7
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Leavers said Brexit would be a walk in the park. Be careful what you tread in.
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05/02/2021 11:49:37 0 2
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"Who cares!"
MVS
05/02/2021 17:19:32 1 0
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I only come on here for the sport of winding up a few EUphiles!
06/02/2021 14:56:06 0 0
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Can I come along, or borrow your dog?
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05/02/2021 10:33:09 163 77
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The EU is losing its global influence. German VC knows it too. Change is afoot.
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05/02/2021 10:38:03 107 174
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Wishful thinking from Brexiteers who are desperate for the EU to fail in order to justify their terrible decision to leave.

The EU was supposed to have collapsed last week due to Covid, and then the week before due to something else, and so on....
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05/02/2021 10:50:37 23 9
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I think their (EU) behaviour recently has been poor, smacking of bullying and anxiety. That will send signals.
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05/02/2021 11:14:01 5 10
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A 450million market losing influence. Stick to your fish and chips ????????
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05/02/2021 11:27:14 3 2
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Really? Your evidence for this ridiculous assertion is....
Oh that's right you don't have any.
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05/02/2021 11:42:12 4 3
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We all know that Europe (and that includes the UK) has been losing global influence for about 100 years. The Uk has especial problems resulting from loss of empire and being virtually bust by two world wars. The EU was born out of a wish to do things in a different way. You don't have to be especially powerful to have a decent life. The UK Singapore on Thames- I don't think so.
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05/02/2021 12:39:17 2 4
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Ah, new version of 'the EU won't last another 5 minutes, we're just the first' from a disappointed Brexiteer. Hope you're not a fisherman too!
05/02/2021 13:12:48 1 3
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The UK has lost a lot of influence too thanks to Brexit, just look at the way the pound has sunk since the referendum day, or the thousands of jobs in the financial sector that moved to the EU.
06/02/2021 18:00:33 0 0
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Not quite facts.. the EU is not losing anything.. what they lost was a burden ( uk) and concoction of lies and idiots spreading them.
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05/02/2021 10:33:23 10 11
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... and Barclays has a reputation for looking after its own interests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47060676

"Barclays shifts billions of pounds to Dublin because of Brexit"

... and how is Mr Varley these days?

Suffering from a dose of Qatar, maybe?
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05/02/2021 10:37:17 4 4
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You do understand that is the whole point of a business don't you? Your comment makes as much sense as criticism of a greengrocer for selling potatoes.
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05/02/2021 10:33:49 7 18
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How dare he! The city is nothing without the eu to prop it up, end of
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05/02/2021 10:36:12 3 3
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listen to the CEO of Barclays or My love on HYS.

Such a hard choice.
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05/02/2021 10:41:50 1 2
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Drivel. It's the EU that needs propping up.
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05/02/2021 10:35:09 83 32
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Wonderful to hear someone upbeat on Brexit for a change, especially on the BBC site. I have no doubt there are great opportunities out there in all areas. On the downside, I wouldn't trust Barclays any further than I could throw them.
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05/02/2021 10:45:51 46 17
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Barclays are pro Brexit so..
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05/02/2021 10:46:27 9 7
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Great opportunities indeed. Just not for 99% of the people who voted leave.
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05/02/2021 11:58:15 6 2
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Another CEO looking for his knighthood/government business by being a sycophant rather than thinking about all his small business customers being pushed to liquidation by Brexit red tape
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05/02/2021 10:35:19 17 13
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Now Brexit has happened and isn't going away, it's refreshing to hear a positive take on things and how it can work, from someone who likely was originally a fan of remaining.

Many on the HYS should take note!! ??
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05/02/2021 10:36:48 11 14
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Literally one persons opinion, it's not news
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PG
05/02/2021 10:31:57 288 88
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Good on him, just what we need, some optimism.
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05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
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It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
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05/02/2021 10:38:59 15 7
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Just shut down HYS then as the majority just seem to be opinion pieces - such is now the standing of the BBC
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Nik
05/02/2021 10:40:52 27 14
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HOLD ON
It's a non-story because someone said Brexit could have benefits
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05/02/2021 10:39:28 26 9
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Must have been a non story when the moaners said all the bankers would leave then, mustn't it. :-)
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05/02/2021 10:44:21 18 2
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Why don't you think the BBC should be sharing the opinions of influential people?
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05/02/2021 10:45:28 18 7
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Why are you commenting on it then? Oh that's right! Just like the HYS on wasted beer you have to come on and post negative comments. Are you trying to be controversial or just trying to be relevant? ??
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05/02/2021 10:52:56 15 3
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Who should we listen too business wise? The Chairman of a major national bank, or a institutionalised professor who has never held a job outside of academia?

Pick you expert.
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05/02/2021 11:36:57 6 5
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You mean it doesn't support Remain's Project Fear. Something I've been telling you about the City for well over a year. Somehow 'Dutch Bike Bitz won't trade with the UK' doesn't quite cut the mustard. Not compared with - Nissan will close Sunderland & City will move! Why not tell us the EU will start a trade war to destroy Brexit Britain? That would be a true, but poor reflection on the EU & you.
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05/02/2021 11:37:52 6 3
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I am sure you would hold a different opinion on this story if he had been negative about Brexit.

Confirmation bias.
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05/02/2021 11:40:32 6 3
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Because you don't agree with it? Do you make the same comment on the other HYS on other articles?
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05/02/2021 12:02:01 3 2
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But the Beeb is full of opinion pieces but for once positive!
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05/02/2021 12:30:11 3 4
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Ah it’s only an opinion of one person. You wouldn’t be saying this if the statement was leaning on ‘remain’
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05/02/2021 12:44:01 3 2
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I disagree. He’s an important businessman and entitled to make his professional opinion known in the public domain. I understand positivity isn’t popular on bbc forums but anti Brexit posters are clearly agitated because things aren’t as bad as they had hoped.
05/02/2021 13:21:16 1 1
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Absolutely, it's a non-story about one person talking up financial services.

Thatcher (continued by Major, later by Blair) made the huge mistake of putting all our eggs in the services sector basket. That mistake is a big weakness of our economy and assumed that we wouldn't face big competition in the financial sector like we had in manufacturing.

Would be interesting to peak 200 years from now!
05/02/2021 13:30:47 1 1
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It's a straw to clutch.
05/02/2021 15:58:29 0 0
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I don't see the point in your comment. Its an opinion!
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05/02/2021 10:32:48 129 9
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I have a bad feeling that this HYS will be the usual mudslinger...

I’m going to walk the dog- goodbye!
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05/02/2021 10:35:30 100 9
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You will get more sense out of your dog than a typical hys
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05/02/2021 10:35:41 6 14
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Brexiteers normally like to critcise bankers, experts and the BBC. They'll have to wallow in their own hypocrisy on this one.
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05/02/2021 10:38:28 4 6
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dont like what you read?
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05/02/2021 10:35:55 21 11
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... cue comments from JSA experts on finance and the positives of Brexit.
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05/02/2021 11:02:53 38 24
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Les Staley is hardly a "JSA expert" - he's the CEO of Barclays?

Wow, some people actually *want* to hear that the UK is doing badly, just to bolster their own moribund left wing politics. Understand this: as practical empiricists, the rest of us don't care about your slavish love of failed ideology.
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05/02/2021 10:35:56 163 56
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"Yes, there are some jobs that are going to Europe, that otherwise would have been in the UK, but it's in the hundreds."

Recent FT analysis stated a handful of jobs moved overseas but many moved here to enable continued access to London.

Funny how we were told hundreds of thousands of jobs would go within two years of the vote, never mind leaving. And which side is it accused of lies?
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05/02/2021 10:39:48 129 52
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Yes a tricky time for remainers now, as all their claims can now be fact checked. Yes some leavers told lies, now we are likely to find out that actually both sides lied.
My favourite was always £ less than a euro.
Can't see that going down well here and at the Guardian
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05/02/2021 10:45:13 13 7
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The one that said Turkey was joining the eu?
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05/02/2021 11:14:03 10 12
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7,500 jobs moving across is not a handful

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-30/brexit-prompts-7-500-finance-jobs-1-6-trillion-to-leave-u-k

As well as £1.6trillion in assets gone from the UK as a good thing. Do you ?

The story is OPINION, not FACT

What about the NI issue, fisherman etc

Once the grace period is over it will get worse

Were you aware of the grace period ?
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05/02/2021 11:43:18 5 3
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Well Scotland is thinking of moving out too, not a lie is it now?
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05/02/2021 12:30:16 4 3
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What is never mentioned is that more EU firms need UK passports than vice-versa, and unlike the EU, we've given them. EU is playing a dangerous game with its trade war, they start to hinder companies and the UK is 22 miles offshore & the EU's nightmares will come true. Ironic that if it does, it will be thanks to their deranged behaviour over the last few weeks due to the Vaccine wars.
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05/02/2021 12:32:00 3 5
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We have swapped highly qualified people on top wages for a selection of sub-minimum wage, zero hours jobs that are taken up by the army of unemployed graduates who cannot get a look in of anything decent because they didn't get their degree from Oxbridge or Russell group university.

Welcome to Brexit Britain!
05/02/2021 13:23:07 1 2
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Boris hasn't negotiated the deal for the City yet. That has yet to come. If he makes the same hash of that as he did for the fishermen then we really are in very serious trouble.
05/02/2021 13:31:51 2 0
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Careful son your making the woke types angry on here you wont be able to rest with all those down votes
05/02/2021 13:34:05 0 0
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Care to provide a link?
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05/02/2021 10:36:00 120 49
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We should embrace the change and look for new opportunities whilst the EU keep shooting themselves in the foot.
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05/02/2021 10:39:14 88 127
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The UK shot itself in both feet by pandering to English nationalists.
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05/02/2021 10:42:18 9 18
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The fake news about the EU's demise and failures have been rumbling on for the past three decades. All we know is that the UK's economy thrived while it was a member of the EU.
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05/02/2021 12:40:36 1 2
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We should - but that would require a competent government and we don't have one. Nor one in waiting.
05/02/2021 13:14:12 2 4
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Just ask the UK fishermen who had to stop exporting their produce to the EU due to Brexit, they may have a different opinion on who shot himself in the foot.
06/02/2021 18:02:01 0 0
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You have no opportunities as you have lost all credibility and are in fact a global joke
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05/02/2021 10:36:04 390 117
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Steady on BBC. This is the 2nd time in a week you have allowed a story that is mildly positive about Brexit.
This is borderline impartial.
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05/02/2021 10:41:01 176 48
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They've not been well!
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05/02/2021 10:42:28 35 11
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Apparently the BBC chap that censors good news about the UK and Brexit is off sick.....
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05/02/2021 10:42:38 18 28
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A banker advocating for Brexit isn't new on the BBC. They've invited ex-banker Farage on to spout his garbage about a billion times.
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05/02/2021 10:54:23 13 13
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So if they report something that could be deemed critical of Brexit, it's "usual BBC, lefty, pro-EU propaganda"

If it's positive or optimistic it's sarcastic, childish comments.

Amazing that you're so unhappy with the BBC, but go to the effort of creating an account, validating it, logging in and commenting.
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05/02/2021 10:55:37 6 18
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Perfect reflection of brexit. Mostly terrible with an occasional "things might not be as terrible as we thought" opinion thrown in
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05/02/2021 11:04:29 5 17
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Don't you know a tory now runs the Boris Broadcast company hence the new lies
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05/02/2021 11:08:02 5 9
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No, it's one bankers opinion.
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05/02/2021 11:23:08 4 14
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Mildly positive?
Oxymoron at best. Nothing from leaving the EU has benefitted the UK so far, and is very unlikely to do so!
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05/02/2021 12:01:04 2 7
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It's almost as if the BBC is now run by a Tory and the BBC Board is now run by a Tory too or something.

Oh wait, that's exactly what's happened- the Tories have annexed the state broadcaster and turned it into their party's own propaganda outlet rather than something for the country as part of Boris' greater March towards authoritarianism we got a taste of when he illegally shut down parliament.
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05/02/2021 12:04:59 0 5
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English Nationalists take note: the BBC, C4 news, SKY, ITV etc are generally very neutral. Real right wing bias comes from The Sun (phone hacking anyone??),Express/Mail & the old Torygraph. You only moan since you hate the BBC & take the slightest objection to anything they do you don't like. Is Rupert 'Hacked Off' Murdoch's news channel going to be neutral??. Of course not!.
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05/02/2021 12:20:17 1 3
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LOL Considering that the BBC is now run by a failed Tory MP and there is a revolving door from the politics dept to the Tory party, so many Tory spads are BBC journo's it should be called Boris's Broadcasting Company.
There is no impartiality - they broadcast every lie from Bozo's mouth with no scrutiny.
Unfortunately people like Thalberg just don't want the truth - just what they want to hear...
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len
05/02/2021 12:23:41 0 2
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You moan if they do or moan if they don't. Like Trumpists just continuous moaning.
05/02/2021 13:12:27 2 0
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I notice they didn't whip out their old standards Faisal & Laura for this article, they couldn't say a single positive word about Brexit between them! That's probably the most impartial thing about this article!
05/02/2021 14:12:58 1 1
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Yeah I notice the good news Brexit stories dont stay on the main news page for long though :)
05/02/2021 17:22:16 0 0
bbc
Come on. How can the BBC write 50:50 good:bad news stories about Brexit when almost everything about Brexit so far has been bad? That's not bias; that's reporting what's actually happening. Anything else WOULD be bias.
05/02/2021 20:07:23 0 0
bbc
Borderline impartial to you but just reporting news to everyone else.
4
05/02/2021 10:32:06 508 212
bbc
"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.

That will certainly annoy the usual negative crew on here as they love bad news
It halts their ever tiresome agenda that no one cares about.
19
05/02/2021 10:36:04 276 329
bbc
"I think" - Literally just one persons opinion. But you latch onto it sure like it's the validation for everything bad happening with brexit
40
05/02/2021 10:38:43 87 56
bbc
Usual EU fanboy rubbish. It appears to be the opinion of most banking workers. They have voted with their feet. By keeping them firmly under the desk in the UK!
42
05/02/2021 10:39:46 67 46
bbc
How many one person opinions did remain hold onto and exactly what BAD things are happening due to Brexit ?

Some specifics if you don't mind instead of vague waffle ...
79
05/02/2021 10:43:58 79 36
bbc
When the "I think..." comes from a senior figure at a leading bank, I'll take it. When it's bitter conjecture rooted in pessimism, doom and seen through the same boring lens, I'll pass, thanks.
105
05/02/2021 10:46:55 48 31
bbc
Yes, but who's opinion would I place more credence on, his or yours. (Rhetorical question)
124
05/02/2021 10:50:12 41 19
bbc
"I think" from a man with nearly 40 yrs of top level banking experience is relevant!
"I think" that when one has an entrenched position, everyone else, however knowledgeable, is irrelevant.
130
05/02/2021 10:50:58 24 19
bbc
Agreed. If there has been a pro-EU person saying "I think", then the responses/comments would be condemning the BBC for reporting speculation and not fact.

Funny how regularly hard line Brexiters contradict their own points but seem incapable of fathoming how apparent it is.
173
05/02/2021 10:58:36 2 9
bbc
Yes, just like the BBC does...
192
05/02/2021 11:01:15 5 3
bbc
PMSL......Your response exactly as "Move D" just described.
194
05/02/2021 11:02:01 4 5
bbc
So all the negative opinions on here are one person with multiple accounts then. You’re probably right
208
05/02/2021 11:04:21 7 7
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Haven't you been told? The opinons of the rich and famous are worth more than the rest.
266
05/02/2021 11:13:57 1 4
bbc
Reinforces the fact that anyone or group that attacks the reality of things just underlines their inferiority complex, otherwise why do they feel the need to prove themselves/point of view
335
05/02/2021 11:23:30 4 4
bbc
bitter remainer methinks
Laughable comment. Removed
376
05/02/2021 11:28:50 4 5
bbc
You mean like Nissan, remainers favourite until they ditched the EU for Brexit Britain, then it was Unilever, going Dutch, for all of 2 months, before changing their mind & merging their Dutch HQ into London. Earlier this week, after the EU started their 'vaccine wars' Cadbury moves more production from the EU to UK, and now the City - the other big remain project fear confirms Brexit Britain? ;-)
378
05/02/2021 11:20:42 6 3
bbc
The city has said ever since the ref was mooted that Brexit wasn’t a problem, even Yelland, head of the Fed at the time echo’d this fact, EU needs to go to London for financial services and large capitalisations, otherwise it’s Newyork, the EU and it’s members are hardly even bit part players in this sector.
440
05/02/2021 11:36:20 7 3
bbc
What absolute rubbish! "Everything bad happening with Brexit"?? You mean like the U.K. leading the way with vaccinations? Or, contrary to the scaremongering idiocy, no-one starving after Brexit. Nor are most businesses (with the exception of some that perhaps have underlying problems anyway) suffering from "Brexit", only from an imported foreign virus. Get real.
467
05/02/2021 11:39:25 6 1
bbc
Quite right! What is a major banker likely to know compared to a primary school teacher in Brighton?
513
05/02/2021 11:43:06 6 1
bbc
Hilarious, like the remoaners latch on to the slightest nugget of bad news to slam Brexit, behave yourself.
20
05/02/2021 10:36:07 270 98
bbc
So true.

The EU is incredibly cumbersome and anti innovation.

The UK now has the opportunity to set higher standards.

We should be looking to lead the way in global trade, finance, science, medicine, sport, entertainment and technology
36
05/02/2021 10:38:42 152 215
bbc
Do you write Bojo's speeches? This is just optimistic waffle. The opposite is happening.
84
05/02/2021 10:44:21 5 10
bbc
Can’t wait for TOWIE season 42
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dan
05/02/2021 10:47:24 17 17
bbc
Ahhhh the EU being anti innovation. The last time the financial district was "innovative" they gave mortgages to thousands who couldn't afford it, sold it to their mates, nearly went bust and made us bail them out.
157
05/02/2021 10:55:30 15 18
bbc
Have you had a look at what's actually happening? We are just using the EU standards, the british statuory instrument is literally a document saying "replace EU with UK", "replace notified body with approved body" etc.

The cost goes to customer, and there is zero benefit.

The idea that the Tories will make standards better is laughable. They will take you for all they can
196
05/02/2021 11:02:31 14 15
bbc
Look, if the UK had the ambition to set higher standards it could have stayed in the single market by just saying its standards would always be higher than the EU minima. You voted leave becuse you wanted to get rid of all the standards that you are convinced are holding back UK business, and have US ones imposed instead. The UK "went metric" to trade globally. You want inches and pints back.
213
05/02/2021 11:05:09 16 18
bbc
You are very ignorant.

You completely fail to understand that the EU countries collaborate on many innovative projects, and are very successful.

Look at the UK now, and it is a travesty that many jobs are due to overseas investors, and very little home grown businesses.

All the Tories know how to do, is sell England off.
344
05/02/2021 11:24:34 12 4
bbc
"The UK now has the opportunity to set higher standards."

For g.. sake...

Standards are a floor not a ceiling. We could already have set higher standards whenever we wanted!
347
05/02/2021 11:25:07 5 4
bbc
How?
Go on, please explain how this will be achieved? Where are the people, the equipment, the expertise, the materials etc.,etc..
You really didn't "think" you post through!
Typical RWA!!!!
369
05/02/2021 11:20:07 4 1
bbc
You do not even realise that your imperialistic ways are dead. Markets are all well informed and all Inter connected. The game is much more fiercer. Financial services can be obtained from so many places now.
696
05/02/2021 12:12:14 5 2
bbc
What a load of Fact free Rubbish.

They invest far more money into developing Science and Technology per capita than we do both as individual countries and from the EU investment pot.

They are miles ahead of us on Capital Spending as well facilitating Industry & Manufacturing.
718
05/02/2021 12:15:03 2 2
bbc
Utter tripe and in the real world we are merely a small fish in a lake with much bigger fish
859
05/02/2021 12:36:30 2 2
bbc
Yeah - 'cos the last 12 months has shown how well we're governed?
911
05/02/2021 12:45:37 1 3
bbc
Just as cumbersome as the English government response to Covid pandemic? Scotland is doing a better job.
With the highest deaths in the EU, you think Boris can lead the way in global trade, finance, science, medicine, sport, entertainment and technology??? ??
05/02/2021 13:24:54 1 1
bbc
Germany is anti-innovation? Excuse me while I have a good laugh at your comment!

I wonder where CERN is and how the EU space programme is coming on?
05/02/2021 13:37:11 1 0
bbc
SO WRONG! Reading from a Farage speech? There's nothing you have suggested that we couldn't have done or indeed did do within the EU
MVS
05/02/2021 17:17:28 0 0
bbc
We already do lead the way in all of the things you mention, and nothing about Brexit need prevent us continuing to do so.
05/02/2021 18:59:03 0 0
bbc
That's exactly what's needed...a "can do" attitude...it's what make the US so successful...
06/02/2021 14:55:06 0 0
bbc
Well we never did before we joined the EEC/EU, why now?
06/02/2021 17:57:26 0 0
bbc
The EU is more in tune with normalcy than little insignificant britain. Global trade in conjunction with bribery and deceit will not bring the clowns in government any success.
21
05/02/2021 10:36:40 4 4
bbc
Wasn't Barclays at one time, not so long ago, run by a couple of Americans called Diamond Bob and Rich Richie? Apt names.
11
05/02/2021 10:35:19 17 13
bbc
Now Brexit has happened and isn't going away, it's refreshing to hear a positive take on things and how it can work, from someone who likely was originally a fan of remaining.

Many on the HYS should take note!! ??
22
05/02/2021 10:36:48 11 14
bbc
Literally one persons opinion, it's not news
698
05/02/2021 12:06:59 1 0
bbc
Agreed, the 52% are correct to chart the course on the referendum victory, you do believe in democracy I wonder.
991
05/02/2021 12:57:39 0 0
bbc
One quite important person.. How many times has a one-person view been used by a remoaner to winge about democracy winning and them not getting what they wanted...
23
05/02/2021 10:37:16 10 15
bbc
"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.

But ... we were told this would be catastrophic!

Ah wait, we were told that by the remoaners.
78
05/02/2021 10:43:48 3 1
bbc
The head of Barclays is literally the wealthy elite. Of course he is in favour
132
05/02/2021 10:51:19 0 1
bbc
For many industries it has been. But don't let that fact get in the way of your Brexit sunny uplands narrative.

You should be thankful that it wasn't a no deal Brexit.
8
05/02/2021 10:33:23 10 11
bbc
... and Barclays has a reputation for looking after its own interests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47060676

"Barclays shifts billions of pounds to Dublin because of Brexit"

... and how is Mr Varley these days?

Suffering from a dose of Qatar, maybe?
24
05/02/2021 10:37:17 4 4
bbc
You do understand that is the whole point of a business don't you? Your comment makes as much sense as criticism of a greengrocer for selling potatoes.
25
05/02/2021 10:37:37 15 13
bbc
Good to see some common sense.

So much vitriol and attempting to kick the UK at the moment.

We will never surrender to the bullies and haters.
111
05/02/2021 10:48:05 3 2
bbc
Nope, we will never surrender to bullies and haters. But maybe to a chronic persecution complex and damaging jingoism.
26
05/02/2021 10:37:49 17 15
bbc
Life is going to become increasingly difficult for the EU and the Remoaners. All the promises of the UK's economy, services and world standing would completely crumble are proving embarrassing. Like Brexiteers said at the start, and as Barclays are saying here, there will be about a year of adjustment and then we'll be flying. It's adorable the EU think they'll still be around in a few years.
72
05/02/2021 10:43:02 8 2
bbc
Fishermen seem to be reaping the rewards. Johnsons Irish border in the Irish Sea doesn’t seem that popular either
27
05/02/2021 10:34:01 8 11
bbc
The BBC won't like this. It doesn't play into their 'confirmation bias' for their anti-Brexit agenda.
63
05/02/2021 10:41:59 4 1
bbc
Why are you here if you don’t like it? Seems strange.

Still, always a loud minority looking to moan and complain
28
05/02/2021 10:34:42 3 5
bbc
Not to sure if we ever had the need to complete with Paris, now or then.
29
05/02/2021 10:34:43 8 8
bbc
Banking was never going to move to the EU. London has all the right facilities, plus relatively low tax regime, and excellent transport links. Bankers like London.
59
05/02/2021 10:41:15 9 2
bbc
Plenty of jobs have left and very few are being created
73
05/02/2021 10:43:15 1 1
bbc
Transport and access is now becoming less relevant.

Technology has changed the game. The EU is 30 years too late. Missed the boat.
9
05/02/2021 10:33:49 7 18
bbc
How dare he! The city is nothing without the eu to prop it up, end of
30
05/02/2021 10:36:12 3 3
bbc
listen to the CEO of Barclays or My love on HYS.

Such a hard choice.
237
05/02/2021 11:08:34 1 1
bbc
Thanks for the support ??
7
05/02/2021 10:33:09 163 77
bbc
The EU is losing its global influence. German VC knows it too. Change is afoot.
31
05/02/2021 10:38:03 107 174
bbc
Wishful thinking from Brexiteers who are desperate for the EU to fail in order to justify their terrible decision to leave.

The EU was supposed to have collapsed last week due to Covid, and then the week before due to something else, and so on....
97
05/02/2021 10:42:40 16 15
bbc
Massive cracks are appearing in the EU. It is unlikely to last much longer.
117
05/02/2021 10:48:43 28 11
bbc
The only people opening wanting failure is people attacking the UK vaccine scheme and talking about NI and Scotland leaving.

Take you blinkered EU spectacles off. The EU's behaviour has been appalling recently and the WHOLE WOLRD knows this.
267
05/02/2021 11:05:07 13 9
bbc
Weren't we all supposed to be starving to death by now ?
273
05/02/2021 11:14:07 8 3
bbc
move on please,
313
05/02/2021 11:19:48 4 11
bbc
Well let's hope it collapses soon. If we were still in it we'd be lucky to half a million vaccinated. Worth that price alone.
341
05/02/2021 11:24:02 2 1
bbc
no it wasn't...
365
05/02/2021 11:17:03 4 7
bbc
What do you expect from baked been brains?. They just voted to leave the golf club but the pea brains think they can still use the golf course?????? oh, great deal the fisheries had from their brexit leaders did they now? ??????
587
05/02/2021 11:50:31 3 2
bbc
Try reading more on Euronews, particularly Italy.
692
05/02/2021 12:10:54 3 4
bbc
I don't think brexiteers are wishing but I know the EU will fail - history has proven time after time that facist regimes always fail.
Go look at its declining share of world trade. That's the big picture.
782
05/02/2021 12:23:11 1 2
bbc
That contains weapons grade irony and hypocrisy coming from you Strawcat ??
839
05/02/2021 12:33:50 3 1
bbc
Better to wish that than wish for the UK to fail as you do
05/02/2021 13:33:46 0 0
bbc
And you were saying since 2016 were going down the plug we can all go ner ner ner ner ner grow up
MVS
05/02/2021 17:22:18 2 0
bbc
I wish the EU all the luck in the World and sincerely hope it does not fail, because as vdL has said today it is a cumbersome tanker that cannot move quickly. A lean and mean UK will be able to ract to opportunities and leave the EU floundering in its wake.
32
05/02/2021 10:38:04 21 16
bbc
What is not reported and he has said before is that he'd still rather we'd remained in the EU - convenient for the Brexists that gets left out.
48
05/02/2021 10:40:15 22 12
bbc
"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.
526
05/02/2021 11:44:31 0 0
bbc
Why you think anyone who voted for Brexit (or not) would give a tuppeny damn about what a Barclays Bank employee says is, frankly, weird.
5
05/02/2021 10:32:48 375 118
bbc
London is a global financial centre. The EU have nothing that can compete.
33
05/02/2021 10:38:33 214 330
bbc
Keep telling yourself that. The people whose jobs have already moved to Frankfurt may disagree.
82
05/02/2021 10:41:43 20 22
bbc
What, both of them?
154
05/02/2021 10:55:04 60 24
bbc
The jobs move to Frankfurt....but the expertise doesn't.

Trust me...London has nothing to worry about.
170
col
05/02/2021 10:57:32 51 15
bbc
What a dumb comment. a few thousands out of 1.1million.

Even after that frankfurt is tiny compared to the city
187
05/02/2021 10:58:52 25 12
bbc
Read the whole article before posting the usual negative comments
223
05/02/2021 11:07:13 8 11
bbc
To deal with the eu cartel not the world
227
05/02/2021 11:07:27 16 22
bbc
Spot on as for customer service the UK lacks sadly behind the rest of Europe with the average Brits dire knowledge of other languages and cultures !!!
249
05/02/2021 11:02:50 5 2
bbc
How many jobs have moved to Frankfurt ?
308
05/02/2021 11:18:50 9 7
bbc
Who wants to be subject to the EUs perverse rules on private enterprise.
332
05/02/2021 11:23:15 15 3
bbc
Don't worry - they'll be back. The EU is unsustainable and will undoubtedly collapse within 15 to 20 years.
394
05/02/2021 11:27:00 8 1
bbc
How many jobs would that be ? in the round it’s been a few thousand, it’s unarguable fact, the EU is a tiny irrelevance in the financial services sector, they are to much of a risk with even Germany’s banks sinking in worthless Euro debt with a currency Thats as flexible as iron, they also have no history in this sector, it’s all about London New York and Asia (eventually)
419
05/02/2021 11:32:20 9 1
bbc
"The people whose jobs have already moved to Frankfurt may disagree."

And how many is that exactly?

Just admit it, you don't know what you're talking about
422
05/02/2021 11:32:59 7 2
bbc
ROFL - you mean the brass plated subsidiaries to keep running EU funds controlled by City based HQ's? Oh dear, oh dear. One by one your 'fears' collapse, BMW, Nissan, PSA, Cadbury. Mind if you read more, months ago you'd have known even German staff in London were declining to go to Frankfurt. Now it'll have to be "Dutch Bike Bitz & Beer on the Web aren't trading with UK coz of Brexit" ;-)
509
05/02/2021 11:42:54 9 1
bbc
London has more people working in finance than the population of Frankfurt. The idea that it is in any way a competition for London is complete nonsense.
648
05/02/2021 12:02:01 5 0
bbc
Only a handful. Noting like the amount the remain side said. Didn't they 1000'swould be lost?
Tiny numbers. When will Remainers learn the EU is not the future and will wither under the intensity of global competition. It's Covid shambles is just the start. Wait till the markets turn on unsustainable debt levels.
731
05/02/2021 12:16:48 4 0
bbc
all 3 of them
885
Da
05/02/2021 12:40:28 4 0
bbc
Those fictional people? As that hasn't happened, not one single job. Maybe they were fairies, ogres, elves and trolls you're talking about living in your fantasy land where the majority of this country voted to leave the EU in our biggest ever show of democracy. Keep crying into the lap of Nick Clegg, waving a blue flag and insulting people on twitter - That will get you far...
955
05/02/2021 12:51:26 0 0
bbc
Please inform your reader how many have gone out of how many there are - thought not
962
05/02/2021 12:53:05 1 0
bbc
Not many though....
05/02/2021 13:23:40 3 0
bbc
London is considered the second largest global financial centre whilst Frankfurt is only sixteenth.
05/02/2021 13:26:38 2 0
bbc
Yrs all of 84 of them what an exodus not enough planes to fly them over you vegetable
34
05/02/2021 10:38:38 19 14
bbc
£1 trillion of capital and assets seems more than just some slight erosion to me. That's half of the UK's annual GDP!
53
05/02/2021 10:40:50 8 7
bbc
Half the Tory debt pile to
74
05/02/2021 10:43:29 1 1
bbc
I'm not sure you understand the implications of this, the revenue generating transactions are still executed in the UK, assets are held elsewhere.
81
05/02/2021 10:41:13 0 1
bbc
Pension funds of European investors. You will never see the benefit of these. The banks still earn a fee on the AUM, just in another jurisdiction.
05/02/2021 13:11:10 0 0
bbc
They were EU assets you donut, or do you think your money in say, Monaco's tax haven is Monaco's? The London firms just opened offices in the EU, put the computers and staff that manage the money there and carried on as before, the profits for managing them coming back into the UK.
35
05/02/2021 10:38:42 12 16
bbc
Oh dear...

How did this article slip through the Brussels Broadcasting Company propaganda department?
50
05/02/2021 10:40:38 4 1
bbc
Doesn’t fit your agenda?
55
05/02/2021 10:40:56 2 1
bbc
So desperate people like you can find something new to moan about.
70
05/02/2021 10:42:40 1 1
bbc
Apparently the BBC chap that censors good news about the UK and Brexit is off sick.....
20
05/02/2021 10:36:07 270 98
bbc
So true.

The EU is incredibly cumbersome and anti innovation.

The UK now has the opportunity to set higher standards.

We should be looking to lead the way in global trade, finance, science, medicine, sport, entertainment and technology
36
05/02/2021 10:38:42 152 215
bbc
Do you write Bojo's speeches? This is just optimistic waffle. The opposite is happening.
245
05/02/2021 11:00:46 9 10
bbc
Do you have any evidence to support your pessimistic attitude?
299
05/02/2021 11:17:24 11 12
bbc
No it isn't. Anything with 27 nations round the table is a bureaucratic inefficient nightmare.
403
05/02/2021 11:28:28 0 2
bbc
Sais who? Any proof?
470
05/02/2021 11:39:49 1 0
bbc
In what way is "the opposite happening"? That, if anything, is total waffle.
537
05/02/2021 11:45:17 2 5
bbc
So you now don't believe the BBC? Nissan in UK, out of the EU, Unilever, merged Dutch HQ into UK's London HQ, Cadbury moving more production to UK from EU, BMW, PSA all investing in UK, now the City says we can do well. AND all in the midst of an EU unilaterally declared trade war. Seems EU has spooked business - who'd have thought it. ;-)
665
05/02/2021 12:05:09 1 3
bbc
Keep your europhile blinkers on - they must be so effective you missed the vaccine events of last weekend !
667
05/02/2021 12:05:54 1 1
bbc
Yep, best to go to Europe. see ya.
05/02/2021 13:20:23 0 0
bbc
Would you like some cheese with your whine ????????
12
05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
bbc
It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
37
05/02/2021 10:38:59 15 7
bbc
Just shut down HYS then as the majority just seem to be opinion pieces - such is now the standing of the BBC
17
05/02/2021 10:36:00 120 49
bbc
We should embrace the change and look for new opportunities whilst the EU keep shooting themselves in the foot.
38
05/02/2021 10:39:14 88 127
bbc
The UK shot itself in both feet by pandering to English nationalists.
592
05/02/2021 11:52:04 4 11
bbc
How true and the average voter still don't realise that Brexit was not about taking back control but shielding the Tory paymasters from the EU investigating their dodgy tax arrangements
624
05/02/2021 11:55:09 12 4
bbc
Really ! Claire Fox, Guissla Stewart etc ‘English Nationalists ? Really ? Swathes of Northern England, at the time and for decades Labour heartlands ‘English Nationalists ?’ The good people of Wales ‘English Nationalists ?’ Sikh and Hindu who voted Brexit on mass , ‘English nationalists?’ You are proving why remain lost Sir, try not just watching the BBC/reading the Gaurdian, get perspective
639
Ian
05/02/2021 12:00:40 11 3
bbc
I think you will find that the only Nationalists in the UK are in Scotland.
723
05/02/2021 12:15:38 11 0
bbc
And where do these 'English nationalists' hang out? I only know of the SNP (Scottish) and the relatively small Plaid cymru (Welsh). The English are always referred to as British and can't wave their flag or sing their anthem without being called racists!
Untrue. But Remainers wanted to join Verhofstadts European Empire.
961
05/02/2021 12:52:45 2 2
bbc
Dream on, when the German press say the EU's vaccine debacle is ' a great advert for Brexit' time to pack your bags & grab a Eurostar before it goes bust.
MVS
05/02/2021 17:25:31 1 0
bbc
Of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU 17 million of them are perfectly honourable and decent people who clearly saw through the nationalist nonsense and managed to reach perfectly intelligent conclusions based on decent analysis. But keep spouting the rubbish if it makes you feel better.
14
05/02/2021 10:35:41 6 14
bbc
Brexiteers normally like to critcise bankers, experts and the BBC. They'll have to wallow in their own hypocrisy on this one.
39
05/02/2021 10:38:28 4 6
bbc
dont like what you read?
19
05/02/2021 10:36:04 276 329
bbc
"I think" - Literally just one persons opinion. But you latch onto it sure like it's the validation for everything bad happening with brexit
40
05/02/2021 10:38:43 87 56
bbc
Usual EU fanboy rubbish. It appears to be the opinion of most banking workers. They have voted with their feet. By keeping them firmly under the desk in the UK!
103
05/02/2021 10:46:46 63 56
bbc
Yeah that isn't true. Only 1 or 2 banks have increased their staff in the UK since the brexit vote. Most have sent staff to the EU:

https://www.efinancialcareers.co.uk/news/2019/03/brexit-banks-moving-out-of-london

Try not to lie too much, it doesn't benefit anyone
161
05/02/2021 10:52:40 18 11
bbc
State your sources for this fallacy
265
05/02/2021 11:13:50 4 4
bbc
Not true. Thousands of finance sector jobs and over a trillion in capital have been moved out of the UK and into the EU since the referendum.
41
05/02/2021 10:39:20 12 8
bbc
London has always been the heartbeat of global banking. Everyone in the city knows the offices opened in continental Europe were only going employ a handful of people to tick a box.
57
05/02/2021 10:41:06 9 3
bbc
its not many people but it is a couple of trillion in assets and the profits/tax generated from it.
19
05/02/2021 10:36:04 276 329
bbc
"I think" - Literally just one persons opinion. But you latch onto it sure like it's the validation for everything bad happening with brexit
42
05/02/2021 10:39:46 67 46
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How many one person opinions did remain hold onto and exactly what BAD things are happening due to Brexit ?

Some specifics if you don't mind instead of vague waffle ...
107
05/02/2021 10:47:19 57 50
bbc
Our products now cost twice as much to approve due to repetition of CE and UKCA marking.
Shipping costs has risen astronomically making it harder for companies to make profit on products produced in the UK
Loss of freedom of movement meaning lost job opportunities and educational experience for young people.
A possible return to the troubles in NI due to the creation of a border down the Irish sea
126
05/02/2021 10:50:30 36 20
bbc
Oh Bad things since brexit? Ok I'll fill my boots with facts then:

Food shortages in NI
Threats of violence from paramilitaries due to the NI protocol
Trade disruption across the UK most notably in the fishing sector where they can't trade with the EU
Tariffs on orders
Job losses across the board
families split up due to visas
delays in travel
increased red tape everywhere
Loss of educated staff
239
05/02/2021 11:08:48 9 5
bbc
Are you kidding? Is your head that far in the sand that you haven't seen any specific bad sides to Brexit? Is this satire?
350
05/02/2021 11:25:20 3 3
bbc
Well...
Fishing Shellfish industry being decimated.
Touring musicians industry in tatters
NI Border problems leading to some food issues in NI.
Long waits at ferries for freight travelling to EU causing British exporters issues.

Not saying we shouldn't have had BREXIT but some things are causing problems and you would have to be in denial to not agree

Good things happening too but you did ask
6
05/02/2021 10:32:48 129 9
bbc
I have a bad feeling that this HYS will be the usual mudslinger...

I’m going to walk the dog- goodbye!
43
05/02/2021 10:39:48 5 7
bbc
Leavers said Brexit would be a walk in the park. Be careful what you tread in.
579
05/02/2021 11:49:52 3 3
bbc
Avoid EU ****. This from an German MEP, hours before the EU started their vaccine trade wars in Ireland.

"We see that Europe is not treated well, not from the United States and not from the UK, and then we have to show our weapons. ... we need to tell other companies in the world, if we treat the Europeans as second class, you will suffer for this."

Seems it spooked Companies & helped UK ;-)
16
05/02/2021 10:35:56 163 56
bbc
"Yes, there are some jobs that are going to Europe, that otherwise would have been in the UK, but it's in the hundreds."

Recent FT analysis stated a handful of jobs moved overseas but many moved here to enable continued access to London.

Funny how we were told hundreds of thousands of jobs would go within two years of the vote, never mind leaving. And which side is it accused of lies?
44
05/02/2021 10:39:48 129 52
bbc
Yes a tricky time for remainers now, as all their claims can now be fact checked. Yes some leavers told lies, now we are likely to find out that actually both sides lied.
My favourite was always £ less than a euro.
Can't see that going down well here and at the Guardian
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col
05/02/2021 11:28:34 6 2
bbc
Theoretically pound lower than euro is possible.

buying goods in would be a nightmare for a while.
But exports would go through the roof.
Foriegn investment would flood in.
UK based manufacturing would soar.
We would have a decade of incredible growth
and the pound would recover.

basically what happened in Germany with the Euro, only our growth wouldn't result the bankrupting of weaker nations!
574
05/02/2021 11:45:36 1 0
bbc
Not a good sign for exports if the pound is strong is it now?
805
05/02/2021 12:27:20 6 2
bbc
Being selective and finding facts that support a narrative isn't fact finding, its basically alternative facts and very much of the now deceased Trump era.

Its pretty clear from your comment where you stand.
45
05/02/2021 10:39:51 4 5
bbc
They said the city would move to Europe, well go figure they know where the gravy is and they know that the Dow deals with London not commission controlled EU.
2
05/02/2021 10:31:53 268 65
bbc
We are where we are. Either embrace change or keep moaning on about it.
46
05/02/2021 10:40:05 136 144
bbc
Maybe if there'd been less moaning in the decades before 2016 the UK would have got more out of its EU membership.
151
05/02/2021 10:54:17 13 10
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But there wasn't and we didn't. History is history, lets all try and embrace the present and look to the future.
272
05/02/2021 11:14:06 19 15
bbc
"UK would have got more out of its EU membership"
if you sycophant deluded Europhiles had your way - end of the veto, end of the UK rebate, centralised taxation/finance, Shares transaction tax (straight to EU coffers) Euro army.

Oh, and the snail-pace approval of medicines and their procurement.

Yeah, we really missed out there.
285
05/02/2021 11:15:56 3 5
bbc
More? 40 wasted years.
293
05/02/2021 11:12:53 4 4
bbc
Moaning is just a silly adjective being used by individuals who have no idea about the consequences. So go and read about what is going on apart of the pandemic damage.
464
05/02/2021 11:39:07 2 4
bbc
No. We should just have got out of EU membership earlier.
508
05/02/2021 11:42:51 4 5
bbc
Ah,I see a change of tactic. Project Fear a pale shadow of itself? Embarrassed at the EU's trade war, that so far Boris seems to be ignoring? And an inability to accept, Brexiteers were right. Ask Italy and Greece how well EU membership is going for them, and anyone in the EU about how well the EU's vacccine or covid rescue schemes are doing.
661
05/02/2021 12:04:46 2 3
bbc
yep stop moaning and take the medicine - what a philosophy! Sounds lika a plan - mein kampf.
856
05/02/2021 12:35:38 2 0
bbc
Spot on!
05/02/2021 13:28:32 0 1
bbc
I've just sussed you out you work for the bbc.... you said MAYBE.. just waiting for could or might to pop along
47
05/02/2021 10:40:13 15 15
bbc
So he wants less regulation of the banks.

Surprise.
156
05/02/2021 10:55:21 7 2
bbc
Read the article - he says he encourages more regulation!
264
05/02/2021 11:13:47 0 1
bbc
At least read the article you are commenting on and don't make up stories to fit your agenda
474
col
05/02/2021 11:40:20 0 0
bbc
Don't let your uneducated prejudice get in the way of facts.

He specifically says he DOESN'T want less regulation.
The UK's strong regulations and Laws make businesses feel safe making their deals here. It's why so many global contracts are made in the UK, subject to British law.

As he says our regulations are part of our strength.

So stop spouting remainer lies and look at the facts!
32
05/02/2021 10:38:04 21 16
bbc
What is not reported and he has said before is that he'd still rather we'd remained in the EU - convenient for the Brexists that gets left out.
48
05/02/2021 10:40:15 22 12
bbc
"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.
87
05/02/2021 10:44:39 6 3
bbc
Yes - now that we have no choice - but he'd still we'd rather we'd stayed in the EU where the City was doing rather well over the years it must be said. He'll be quite happy when we rejoin
125
05/02/2021 10:50:24 5 2
bbc
....and yet did not state what that positive would be ( and the term was "more likely" ) Not exactly a definitive
49
Ian
05/02/2021 10:40:33 24 24
bbc
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
The reason the UK was so successful in the financial market was because
we had access to the EU and its financial market.
Raw competition with the US, without the backup of the EU, will prove to be an
entirely different matter.
????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
83
05/02/2021 10:42:10 12 10
bbc
and now you want us to take you seriously?
182
05/02/2021 10:59:28 1 2
bbc
Very pretty; now go and show Mummy.
625
05/02/2021 11:55:44 0 0
bbc
Facts don’t bare that out do they.
05/02/2021 14:45:54 0 0
bbc
LOL, At least when you were claiming Nissan would close Sunderland, there was some rationale behind it, though more 'hope' than 'experience' :-)
35
05/02/2021 10:38:42 12 16
bbc
Oh dear...

How did this article slip through the Brussels Broadcasting Company propaganda department?
50
05/02/2021 10:40:38 4 1
bbc
Doesn’t fit your agenda?
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Ray
05/02/2021 10:40:40 5 4
bbc
How are we not the world leader in financial services ?

There are so many experts on here who all know more than the head of Barclays.
98
05/02/2021 10:43:54 1 3
bbc
of course! because it goes against their EU propaganda.
113
05/02/2021 10:48:20 0 1
bbc
.....because there are other markets that can provide the same services, speak very good English ( the general language for business) and have an equally adequate Regulatory framework and infrastructure

We were the country of choice for that reason because of the ability to span all markets - US, Asia and Europe. We will still do this, but not from a position of strength
52
05/02/2021 10:40:41 84 40
bbc
The world is more than 27 mostly small economically sized countries in a private club ...
65
05/02/2021 10:42:20 75 48
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...which just happens to be the world's largest trading bloc on our doorstep.
99
05/02/2021 10:46:13 9 20
bbc
How pathetic your lot is!

We had access to "the world" before. Now we lost our place in its LARGEST MARKET (that's what you call "27 small countries"), and we're trying to SALVAGE the deals with 3rd countries we already had.

What are you going to say next? Trade with the regime of China?
05/02/2021 13:17:48 0 0
bbc
And the second biggest economy in the world, right at our doorstep.

Of course, it's better to join a trading bloc around an ocean we are 6000 miles away from.
34
05/02/2021 10:38:38 19 14
bbc
£1 trillion of capital and assets seems more than just some slight erosion to me. That's half of the UK's annual GDP!
53
05/02/2021 10:40:50 8 7
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Half the Tory debt pile to
12
05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
bbc
It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
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Nik
05/02/2021 10:40:52 27 14
bbc
HOLD ON
It's a non-story because someone said Brexit could have benefits
136
05/02/2021 10:51:54 10 19
bbc
"HOLD ON
It's a non-story because someone said Brexit could have benefits"

Exactly, one person said it COULD have benefits, not that it will. its an opinion and you just helped validate my point
35
05/02/2021 10:38:42 12 16
bbc
Oh dear...

How did this article slip through the Brussels Broadcasting Company propaganda department?
55
05/02/2021 10:40:56 2 1
bbc
So desperate people like you can find something new to moan about.
18
05/02/2021 10:36:04 390 117
bbc
Steady on BBC. This is the 2nd time in a week you have allowed a story that is mildly positive about Brexit.
This is borderline impartial.
56
05/02/2021 10:41:01 176 48
bbc
They've not been well!
256
05/02/2021 11:04:13 1 4
bbc
There will be a fairy story about shellfish along very shortly...
286
05/02/2021 11:15:58 4 2
bbc
?? PMSL
463
05/02/2021 11:38:59 5 4
bbc
I gues its the only news they can find to deflect from a) The EU's unilateral trade war with the UK started last week, and b) The EU's attempt to shoe-in Mario Draghi (note even an MP) as Italy's PM to try and stem the slowly developing car crash that is Italy's Covid lock-down economic crisis and the EU's less than stellar response to help them.
05/02/2021 13:25:25 1 0
bbc
They not been well for a few years now .scrambling about to be relevant again too late the horse has bolted it's like their ashamed of being british..or just uni types with a condescending attitude towards less educated people
41
05/02/2021 10:39:20 12 8
bbc
London has always been the heartbeat of global banking. Everyone in the city knows the offices opened in continental Europe were only going employ a handful of people to tick a box.
57
05/02/2021 10:41:06 9 3
bbc
its not many people but it is a couple of trillion in assets and the profits/tax generated from it.
95
05/02/2021 10:45:50 2 3
bbc
The revenue generating transactions on those assets are executed in the UK.
05/02/2021 14:48:19 0 0
bbc
The assets were EU assets, they are still invested in the same things, run by the same people, but sitting in an office in the EU, the profits and fees still come back to the UK HQ in the City. A bit like you moving your bank account from one branch to another - but, hey, its a straw, feel free to clutch at it.
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05/02/2021 10:32:06 508 212
bbc
"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.

That will certainly annoy the usual negative crew on here as they love bad news
It halts their ever tiresome agenda that no one cares about.
58
05/02/2021 10:41:10 49 69
bbc
Giving banks more freedom to hammer the average guy is what he wants.

That will go down well with the Leave voters eh?
330
05/02/2021 11:22:50 0 2
bbc
If you listened to the interview he clearly said that no deregulation would be required to remain competitive.
454
05/02/2021 11:37:33 4 0
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You really have a blinkered, biased and ridiculous view of the world and "leave voters". You should expand your horizons and look at the real world.
29
05/02/2021 10:34:43 8 8
bbc
Banking was never going to move to the EU. London has all the right facilities, plus relatively low tax regime, and excellent transport links. Bankers like London.
59
05/02/2021 10:41:15 9 2
bbc
Plenty of jobs have left and very few are being created
5
05/02/2021 10:32:48 375 118
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London is a global financial centre. The EU have nothing that can compete.
60
05/02/2021 10:41:29 26 41
bbc
Zürich, Luxembourg, Paris....
609
05/02/2021 11:55:07 9 0
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Zurich is in Switzerland (non-EU), Luxembourg is tiny, Paris is full of French people. I don't have a problem with French people but one of the reasons that London is so successful is because it is a truly global city - the only one in Europe. Over 50% of the population were not born in the UK. That creates diversity of thought and culture which is incredible powerful.
617
05/02/2021 11:57:17 7 0
bbc
Where in the EU is Zurich?
61
05/02/2021 10:41:37 10 6
bbc
This is a red herring. I imagine government requested him to speak thus. It may well be that the rest of the world decides the UK is irrelevant, and ignores it.
89
05/02/2021 10:44:48 6 9
bbc
I'm sure some other countries would welcome your negative views on the UK. Why not move to one of them?.....You'd be a lot happier somewhere else.....and so would the rest of us
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Nik
05/02/2021 10:45:22 2 3
bbc
You have absolutely no idea about finance do you? We employ 10,000 people in clearing houses that the EU simple cannot do (no staff or skills). We are one of the financial capitols of the world and will continue to be.
114
05/02/2021 10:48:22 0 1
bbc
Do you seriously think the boss of a massive bank would just say what the government tell him to even if he thought it would harm his company and its shareholders?

Get real.
633
05/02/2021 11:59:16 0 0
bbc
You do know that Barclays was one of the only if not the major banks that didn’t take a penny from our tax payers after the financial crises don’t you ? It owes our country nowt
05/02/2021 14:44:07 0 0
bbc
Not happening so far, in fact Boris saying 'we won't stop vaccine exports' went down very well compared with this MEP rant

"We see that Europe is not treated well, not from the United States and not from the UK, and then we have to show our weapons. ... we need to tell other companies in the world, if we treat the Europeans as second class, you will suffer for this."

Good advert for business?
9
05/02/2021 10:33:49 7 18
bbc
How dare he! The city is nothing without the eu to prop it up, end of
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05/02/2021 10:41:50 1 2
bbc
Drivel. It's the EU that needs propping up.
27
05/02/2021 10:34:01 8 11
bbc
The BBC won't like this. It doesn't play into their 'confirmation bias' for their anti-Brexit agenda.
63
05/02/2021 10:41:59 4 1
bbc
Why are you here if you don’t like it? Seems strange.

Still, always a loud minority looking to moan and complain
17
05/02/2021 10:36:00 120 49
bbc
We should embrace the change and look for new opportunities whilst the EU keep shooting themselves in the foot.
64
05/02/2021 10:42:18 9 18
bbc
The fake news about the EU's demise and failures have been rumbling on for the past three decades. All we know is that the UK's economy thrived while it was a member of the EU.
52
05/02/2021 10:40:41 84 40
bbc
The world is more than 27 mostly small economically sized countries in a private club ...
65
05/02/2021 10:42:20 75 48
bbc
...which just happens to be the world's largest trading bloc on our doorstep.
408
05/02/2021 11:31:45 14 3
bbc
The UK originally joined a common market trading bloc and left having been hamstrung by judicial, political and federal interference of a European Union.
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col
05/02/2021 11:36:49 11 2
bbc
Now the Uk has left the EU I think you will find that NAFTA is actually larger than the remainder EU.

If the UK joins the CPTPP that will be chasing down the EU, smaller but much higher growth.
Of course if Biden acts on his comments and rejoins it it will be far bigger than the EU, If China joins then the EU becomes an old world left over.
457
05/02/2021 11:37:45 4 1
bbc
World's largest trading bloc is now the RCEP. Fact.
512
05/02/2021 11:43:06 6 2
bbc
A somewhat blinkered view there. There are plenty of other countries and opportunities beyond "our doorstep". It's a big world out there.
616
05/02/2021 11:56:35 2 8
bbc
........and we are the small country on their doorstep. The irony of Brexiter comments makes me smile
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Ian
05/02/2021 12:04:41 2 2
bbc
It is still on our "doorstep". It is not going away. Nor is the uK.
A declining one. The future is elsewhere. Stop being a European reactionary. The European dream - or rather the Franco- German hegemony - is mortally wounded and getting very spiteful. Let's see how it deals with the Navalny affair now Germany is totally dependent on a Russian gas pipeline.
760
05/02/2021 12:19:50 0 2
bbc
China?
05/02/2021 13:05:37 0 1
bbc
and one of their biggest customers just left, an economy equivalent to 19 of the remaining 27 and with whom the other 8 who fund those 19, had a trade surplus in the billions. A country with the world's largest financial centre & whose waters effectively were the EU's fisheries. Only Boris being too nice stopped us stuffing them, yettheir response? A trade war. The EU is not our friend
05/02/2021 13:37:33 0 0
bbc
Of which 90 percent recieve a hand out some block eh.........
05/02/2021 15:49:58 0 0
bbc
the worlds largest trading bloc is CFTPP followed by the US, the EU is third
MVS
05/02/2021 17:26:17 0 0
bbc
with whom we will continue to trade if they want to reciprocate.
Then why did Rees-Mogg move his own financial company to Dublin? Removed
Oooh, let me think. Is it because he's a self-centred, over-privileged, under-scrupulous slimeball with no moral compass? Removed
287
05/02/2021 11:16:05 4 4
bbc
Yes, the fake patriot, who for some reason, just cannot bring himself to pay UK taxes.

So many Brexiteers are stupid.
538
05/02/2021 11:45:19 1 1
bbc
simple....... lower taxes. If the UK starts to think of the opportunities as per the Barclays boss then you will see more financial companies heading to London rather than leaving
552
05/02/2021 11:46:56 2 0
bbc
He didnt. He set up a Dublin based fund. Entirely reasonable and not due to Brexit. Check it on Youtube as you sir, are fake news :)
571
05/02/2021 11:44:49 2 0
bbc
He didn’t, yet another baseless lie, he opened an additional office in Dublin, check Hansard or Google for the truth not the usual wokeist baseless tosh.
970
05/02/2021 12:54:27 0 1
bbc
Lower corporation tax probably. The Irish better hope the EU can't scupper that, or I might come out of retirement to move back all the IT I moved there during our days in the EU. Very lucrative work.
5
05/02/2021 10:32:48 375 118
bbc
London is a global financial centre. The EU have nothing that can compete.
67
05/02/2021 10:42:22 38 24
bbc
Those London boroughs of Cayman, Bermuda, BVI, IOM, Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey are doing good business with Oligarchs from Russia, Nigeria and indeed the City of London.
18
05/02/2021 10:36:04 390 117
bbc
Steady on BBC. This is the 2nd time in a week you have allowed a story that is mildly positive about Brexit.
This is borderline impartial.
68
05/02/2021 10:42:28 35 11
bbc
Apparently the BBC chap that censors good news about the UK and Brexit is off sick.....
498
05/02/2021 11:42:27 1 8
bbc
Brexit is an unmitigated disaster. Just ask the fishermen who all those Brexit liars have dropped now it is convenient. I think BBC would struggle to find anyone in a real business positive - by a real business I mean one not looking for government contract kickbacks for support or where the CEO is angling for a knighthood.
Could you direct me to somewhere that doesn't censor them?

I've been desperately looking for a daily news story about how some firm is freed of red tape but I keep coming up against a red tape assault course.
Removed
18
05/02/2021 10:36:04 390 117
bbc
Steady on BBC. This is the 2nd time in a week you have allowed a story that is mildly positive about Brexit.
This is borderline impartial.
69
05/02/2021 10:42:38 18 28
bbc
A banker advocating for Brexit isn't new on the BBC. They've invited ex-banker Farage on to spout his garbage about a billion times.
35
05/02/2021 10:38:42 12 16
bbc
Oh dear...

How did this article slip through the Brussels Broadcasting Company propaganda department?
70
05/02/2021 10:42:40 1 1
bbc
Apparently the BBC chap that censors good news about the UK and Brexit is off sick.....
2
05/02/2021 10:31:53 268 65
bbc
We are where we are. Either embrace change or keep moaning on about it.
71
05/02/2021 10:42:51 27 18
bbc
100% right.

But this guy is the very essence of the establishment globalist elite that the Leave voters were pushing against.

Now they’re getting all excited

Hilarious.
191
05/02/2021 11:01:09 16 18
bbc
Brexiteers do not understand irony, nor hypocrisy.

They latch onto headlines or a soundbite and never look any further.
26
05/02/2021 10:37:49 17 15
bbc
Life is going to become increasingly difficult for the EU and the Remoaners. All the promises of the UK's economy, services and world standing would completely crumble are proving embarrassing. Like Brexiteers said at the start, and as Barclays are saying here, there will be about a year of adjustment and then we'll be flying. It's adorable the EU think they'll still be around in a few years.
72
05/02/2021 10:43:02 8 2
bbc
Fishermen seem to be reaping the rewards. Johnsons Irish border in the Irish Sea doesn’t seem that popular either
670
05/02/2021 12:03:55 0 0
bbc
Fishing brings in approx 1/10 in total what the financial sector contributes only in tax, plus, extridicting this country from an unelected Soviet of sorts will always take a while, especially when our nearest continental landing point is run by Macron who is getting slaughtered by the French media an people for being useless, any wonder the French are attempting to sabotage at the border?
29
05/02/2021 10:34:43 8 8
bbc
Banking was never going to move to the EU. London has all the right facilities, plus relatively low tax regime, and excellent transport links. Bankers like London.
73
05/02/2021 10:43:15 1 1
bbc
Transport and access is now becoming less relevant.

Technology has changed the game. The EU is 30 years too late. Missed the boat.
34
05/02/2021 10:38:38 19 14
bbc
£1 trillion of capital and assets seems more than just some slight erosion to me. That's half of the UK's annual GDP!
74
05/02/2021 10:43:29 1 1
bbc
I'm not sure you understand the implications of this, the revenue generating transactions are still executed in the UK, assets are held elsewhere.
75
05/02/2021 10:43:31 2 7
bbc
We are going to export financial services to Wall Street and Singapore

For our next trick we’ll export IT services and coconuts to India

I hear there are opportunities for immigrant football stitchers in China
76
05/02/2021 10:43:39 6 6
bbc
he is American. He wants what is best for America and that is a weak and divided Europe. and after Brexit both the U.K. and E.U. are weaker
101
05/02/2021 10:46:26 1 2
bbc
But but Biden didn't want the UK to leave the EU.

What's that all about then?
269
05/02/2021 11:06:53 0 1
bbc
EU weaker, UK stronger, but don't let the growing evidence detract you from your search for contrary confirmation bias. Fortunately, Remainer voices are getting quieter and quieter and quieter....as they realise their ship has well and truly sailed. Move on now with the future whatever that be.
77
05/02/2021 10:43:40 169 13
bbc
While the UK financial services are amongst the best in the world (and I do appreciate that London pays for most of the UK) I think govt need to strongly consider other areas such as manufacturing.

Granted, we still need the raw materials to come from somewhere so we can't do it all alone, but relying too heavily on one industry has caused big problems in the past.
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05/02/2021 10:55:20 85 131
bbc
It is a pity then that the UK can no longer benefit from the European Development Fund, which helped areas outside London during periods when the Tories in power in Westminister didn't even pretend that could give a damn about the regions.
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05/02/2021 11:03:26 18 7
bbc
Hopefully we'll lose Scotland to the twilight of an expensive decommissioning of the oil industry, and use the resulting cash bonanza to rebalance the English North/South divide and improve our R&D and manufacturing in biotech, technology and EV's. We are unconstrained in setting up Freeports to establish England as a wider global trading hub. The future is bright.
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05/02/2021 11:07:45 11 15
bbc
There has already been £16.trillion in assets that have moved to the EU. There is more to come.

Do you believe that the UK could NOT invest overseas, or provide overseas financial services BEFORE we left the EU ?

Do you believe that the far east and US will gladly let us invade their patch and they cannot invade our patch ?

It is a two way street, and we have already lost a lot due to Brexit
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05/02/2021 11:12:25 7 4
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Manufacturing has suffered for decades and has never really recovered since the 80's, governments of various polictical parties have failed to invest leaving the sector a shadow of what it was !!!
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05/02/2021 11:23:04 5 6
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Used to be the best. Times have changed and the UK must stop the criminal ways their banks use in money laundering. That was the main reason to leave the EU as the EU's banking regulations is aimed to stop money laundering.
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05/02/2021 11:29:15 0 0
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Spot on, we really do need to diversify our exports.
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05/02/2021 11:48:21 7 0
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It's hard for the UK to compete in manufacturing. Certain things which rely on skilled labour, yes, we can do that. However, if you're thinking we start manufacturing clothes & half the household tat that people buy then no, the UK will never be able to do that. We have the 6th highest minimum wage in the world & other high costs of doing business/taking on employees.
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05/02/2021 11:53:58 5 4
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Manufacturing is coming back, BMW, PSA, Nissan & this week Cadbury's. EU starting trade wars over a contract spat with AZ has spooked International business. If the EU restricts their access to the UK - equivalent to 19 of the 27, then they are going to set up where the customers are. We told the remainers, but they wouldn't listen, now it isn't "Nissan will leave" its Dutch Bike Bitz won't come!
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05/02/2021 12:05:37 0 0
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Well said - spot on ??
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05/02/2021 12:37:57 0 1
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But the 'factory fodder' prefers an easier life these days. The remaining industries such as automotive used EU labour to keep going. What now?
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05/02/2021 10:37:16 10 15
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"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.

But ... we were told this would be catastrophic!

Ah wait, we were told that by the remoaners.
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05/02/2021 10:43:48 3 1
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The head of Barclays is literally the wealthy elite. Of course he is in favour
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05/02/2021 10:36:04 276 329
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"I think" - Literally just one persons opinion. But you latch onto it sure like it's the validation for everything bad happening with brexit
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05/02/2021 10:43:58 79 36
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When the "I think..." comes from a senior figure at a leading bank, I'll take it. When it's bitter conjecture rooted in pessimism, doom and seen through the same boring lens, I'll pass, thanks.
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05/02/2021 10:55:45 28 15
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Funny, you lot ignored all the experts on the run up to brexit, what did gove say "we've had enough of experts"

but here is one saying something you agree with even though it is an opinion and you've all latched onto it like it's gospel, rather pathetic really
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05/02/2021 11:11:31 4 4
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Didn't see you making this same opinion when people in similar positions to the Barclays banker were essentially stating that Brexit would be a disaster. Just proves the fact that Brexiteers cherry pick nonsense to suit their false agenda.
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05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
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It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
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05/02/2021 10:39:28 26 9
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Must have been a non story when the moaners said all the bankers would leave then, mustn't it. :-)
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05/02/2021 10:38:38 19 14
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£1 trillion of capital and assets seems more than just some slight erosion to me. That's half of the UK's annual GDP!
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05/02/2021 10:41:13 0 1
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Pension funds of European investors. You will never see the benefit of these. The banks still earn a fee on the AUM, just in another jurisdiction.
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05/02/2021 10:38:33 214 330
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Keep telling yourself that. The people whose jobs have already moved to Frankfurt may disagree.
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05/02/2021 10:41:43 20 22
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What, both of them?
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Ian
05/02/2021 10:40:33 24 24
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The reason the UK was so successful in the financial market was because
we had access to the EU and its financial market.
Raw competition with the US, without the backup of the EU, will prove to be an
entirely different matter.
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05/02/2021 10:42:10 12 10
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and now you want us to take you seriously?
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05/02/2021 10:36:07 270 98
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So true.

The EU is incredibly cumbersome and anti innovation.

The UK now has the opportunity to set higher standards.

We should be looking to lead the way in global trade, finance, science, medicine, sport, entertainment and technology
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05/02/2021 10:44:21 5 10
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Can’t wait for TOWIE season 42
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05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
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It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
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05/02/2021 10:44:21 18 2
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Why don't you think the BBC should be sharing the opinions of influential people?
05/02/2021 15:38:38 0 1
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NOBODY influences me. I have cognitive abilities and skills along with comprehension skills.
Yah boo sucks to "influential" people
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05/02/2021 10:44:34 125 45
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Look, leaving the EU was going to difficult. We have had 40+ years of being in the club. That has meant we have looked at the EU first for trade which is why so much is with them. But now that needs to change. We need to look at other parts of the world for trade. Of course this will take time but completely doable. This idea that the EU is our only option is blinkered nonsense.
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05/02/2021 10:47:34 65 46
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Don't worry, remainers/rejoiners/whatever they want to call themselves these days will eventually get it
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05/02/2021 10:50:02 16 12
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Why not say this to thousands of businesses, who took YEARS to develop business contacts, and now they have to ditch those contacts and start all over again, because of some politicians' hunger for power and some individuals' whim???
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05/02/2021 11:03:23 4 6
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I'd like to see more trade options presented with other commonwealth nations and could build a better global trading partnership. There's so much potential to unlock. Lets make our neighbours jealous.
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05/02/2021 11:17:29 5 6
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absolutely correct - Brexit was and is a change of direction, it's certainly not been the doom scenario it was supposed to be. Market's and consumers will adjust if for example the EU doesn't play fair in the longer term as well - we have a lot of business to take elsewhere... the extremist remainer and voice of division seems to be becoming more and more marginalist.
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05/02/2021 11:47:17 3 2
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The UK traded with other parts of the world during its membership. People in the UK saw that wealth and lifestyle improve during membership.
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05/02/2021 12:42:25 1 0
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I suspect you're atypically honest for a HYS post - but still wrong. I didn't spot the "it's going to be difficult" bit on the bus which seems to have been the Brexiteers' manifesto.
05/02/2021 13:01:47 1 2
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EU trade has been declining for years, our RoW trade overtook it years ago while we were in the EU. The EU spends most of its time trying to suppress Nationalists across Europe, and it ain't doing very well at that either. Look at who wants to join, loads of countries who need hand outs, in fact even the EU is wary of Montenegro wanting to join!
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05/02/2021 10:40:15 22 12
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"I think Brexit is more than likely on the positive side than on the negative side," he said.
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05/02/2021 10:44:39 6 3
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Yes - now that we have no choice - but he'd still we'd rather we'd stayed in the EU where the City was doing rather well over the years it must be said. He'll be quite happy when we rejoin
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dan
05/02/2021 10:44:40 10 6
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A lot of people on here not realising that what's best for banks isn't necessarily what's best for the British public. I expect the lobbying the deregulate has already begun.
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05/02/2021 10:41:37 10 6
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This is a red herring. I imagine government requested him to speak thus. It may well be that the rest of the world decides the UK is irrelevant, and ignores it.
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05/02/2021 10:44:48 6 9
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I'm sure some other countries would welcome your negative views on the UK. Why not move to one of them?.....You'd be a lot happier somewhere else.....and so would the rest of us
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05/02/2021 10:51:22 3 1
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Move along there! Just another bitter loser.............? Is it too late for yet another vote on staying in! Seems to be working for the those other losers; the SNP fanatics.
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05/02/2021 10:52:54 0 1
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Dear
"I'm sure some other countries would welcome your negative views on the UK"

Kill first those who slept with your wife, and only then those who gossiped about it (you understand the analogy)...
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05/02/2021 10:35:56 163 56
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"Yes, there are some jobs that are going to Europe, that otherwise would have been in the UK, but it's in the hundreds."

Recent FT analysis stated a handful of jobs moved overseas but many moved here to enable continued access to London.

Funny how we were told hundreds of thousands of jobs would go within two years of the vote, never mind leaving. And which side is it accused of lies?
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05/02/2021 10:45:13 13 7
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The one that said Turkey was joining the eu?
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05/02/2021 11:21:05 8 6
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or the one that said 75 million Turks would be coming over - the ENTIRE population of Turkey at the time.
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05/02/2021 12:34:59 5 1
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LOL, and massive companies like erm, 'Dutch Bike Bitz' and 'Beer on the Web' would shun the UK? Who cared about Turkey joining? I just wanted to know how the EIB could fund a Turkish Ford Plant & destroy jobs in a UK Ford plant & still have the nerve to say in their mission statement, they existed to 'enhance social cohesion' maybe they meant in Turkey? Certainly didn't in Southampton
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05/02/2021 10:41:37 10 6
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This is a red herring. I imagine government requested him to speak thus. It may well be that the rest of the world decides the UK is irrelevant, and ignores it.
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Nik
05/02/2021 10:45:22 2 3
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You have absolutely no idea about finance do you? We employ 10,000 people in clearing houses that the EU simple cannot do (no staff or skills). We are one of the financial capitols of the world and will continue to be.
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05/02/2021 10:35:20 128 196
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It's such a non-story. Its an opinion of a banking boss making a suggestion about where we should go. I don't see the point of this article, it's an opinion piece and would be better placed on a tabloid
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05/02/2021 10:45:28 18 7
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Why are you commenting on it then? Oh that's right! Just like the HYS on wasted beer you have to come on and post negative comments. Are you trying to be controversial or just trying to be relevant? ??
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05/02/2021 10:45:43 8 5
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Frankfurt: full of heroin users which is very visible, I wont make a rush to go there.

Paris: seems romantic the first few times, then the realization it's a price gouging dump kicks in and that it has no real resemblance to the rest of France.
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05/02/2021 10:52:11 2 2
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'it has no real resemblance to the rest of France...'

You been to Marseille recently?
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05/02/2021 10:45:49 8 8
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OMG! Has this person lost the plot! A positive Brexit article from someone at the Biased Broadcasting Company! Whatever next? Actual news instead of the usual selective sensationalism, hype, & propaganda? And.................where's the accompanying specious coloured pie chart!
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05/02/2021 10:47:20 5 1
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it was not positive about Brexit. Read the article.
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05/02/2021 10:41:06 9 3
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its not many people but it is a couple of trillion in assets and the profits/tax generated from it.
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05/02/2021 10:45:50 2 3
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The revenue generating transactions on those assets are executed in the UK.
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05/02/2021 10:35:09 83 32
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Wonderful to hear someone upbeat on Brexit for a change, especially on the BBC site. I have no doubt there are great opportunities out there in all areas. On the downside, I wouldn't trust Barclays any further than I could throw them.
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05/02/2021 10:45:51 46 17
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Barclays are pro Brexit so..
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05/02/2021 11:41:21 3 5
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No, Barclays are pro-Barclays. They are not pro anything else!
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05/02/2021 11:45:53 1 0
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They already closed down much of their operation in France and Barclaycard cancelled all Barclaycards for expats in France.
Remainers are small minded European fodder
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05/02/2021 12:18:14 3 1
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and where did you get this info from?
05/02/2021 13:32:51 0 0
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Shush, the glorious leaders fan-club are revelling in the moment of glory that some bloke at Barclays thinks its going to be a success, the fact that Barclays operate predominately in the US market should serve as a caveat that this headline should be taken with a pinch of salt. But we shall eagerly await these sunlit uplands that the folks of northern England were promised.
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05/02/2021 10:38:03 107 174
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Wishful thinking from Brexiteers who are desperate for the EU to fail in order to justify their terrible decision to leave.

The EU was supposed to have collapsed last week due to Covid, and then the week before due to something else, and so on....
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05/02/2021 10:42:40 16 15
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Massive cracks are appearing in the EU. It is unlikely to last much longer.
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05/02/2021 10:56:37 11 12
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I think that you first posted this about ten years ago, and have been posting it twice a week aver since. Any predictions for the United Kingdom, whilst you are at it?
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05/02/2021 10:56:39 11 11
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The cracks have been there for years and still they continue. Having lost one of their largest contributors, the EU will probably end up devaluing (due to debt and cash flow issues) so the UK will get cheap holidays to EU countries but will need expensive visas to visit i.e. we'll end up paying for their problems as always.
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Ray
05/02/2021 10:40:40 5 4
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How are we not the world leader in financial services ?

There are so many experts on here who all know more than the head of Barclays.
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05/02/2021 10:43:54 1 3
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of course! because it goes against their EU propaganda.
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05/02/2021 10:40:41 84 40
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The world is more than 27 mostly small economically sized countries in a private club ...
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05/02/2021 10:46:13 9 20
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How pathetic your lot is!

We had access to "the world" before. Now we lost our place in its LARGEST MARKET (that's what you call "27 small countries"), and we're trying to SALVAGE the deals with 3rd countries we already had.

What are you going to say next? Trade with the regime of China?
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05/02/2021 12:55:07 0 1
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We already are. Have you not got anything electrical in your house?
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05/02/2021 10:46:16 3 1
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Probably to early to tell, as the financial world is currently in a "test zone". negotiations still to be had, and EU financial passport still critical to the City. Barclays have always been a bit on their own, like in the financial crisis when they did deals with the middle east to avoid rules that applied if they were bailed out over here, mainly to look after themselves and bonuses.