Hill review: London takes aim at Amsterdam with new listing rules
03/03/2021 | news | business | 548
Under proposals in a new report, company founders could maintain control even after listing them on a London exchange.
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03/03/2021 10:05:32 9 21
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Yet another Brexit Bonus.
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03/03/2021 10:10:18 11 23
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"Amsterdam overtook London as Europe's top share trading hub in January."

Wasn't that dismissed as project fear when we warned it could happen... Oh well, another brexit lie exposed
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03/03/2021 10:11:59 8 10
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This should be some red meat for the remoaners on a cool Wednesday morning.

Oh yes - FREEDOM!
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03/03/2021 10:13:33 13 5
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Hi. How does that address the issue caused by Brexit?
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03/03/2021 10:15:32 7 3
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So you see all this bad news as a good thing? Shows you the mentality of brexiteers, they dont care about the country as long as they hurt people who have a different view to them (but ignore the fact it is hurting them too)
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03/03/2021 10:20:56 1 2
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I am the new No. 2, you are No. 6...
Removed
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03/03/2021 10:12:45 1 7
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Too late Rishi
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03/03/2021 10:11:59 8 10
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This should be some red meat for the remoaners on a cool Wednesday morning.

Oh yes - FREEDOM!
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03/03/2021 10:13:33 13 5
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Hi. How does that address the issue caused by Brexit?
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03/03/2021 10:14:51 9 9
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Look on the bright side, less tax to collect and we've got lots of fish
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03/03/2021 10:11:59 8 10
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This should be some red meat for the remoaners on a cool Wednesday morning.

Oh yes - FREEDOM!
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03/03/2021 10:15:32 7 3
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So you see all this bad news as a good thing? Shows you the mentality of brexiteers, they dont care about the country as long as they hurt people who have a different view to them (but ignore the fact it is hurting them too)
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03/03/2021 12:16:50 1 1
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Temporary blip of a few relatively unimportant issues, the fundamentals of controlling our own destiny far outweigh these piffling teething issues.

A lorry driver I know voted leave - he thought that (per gov analysis) that over 15 years the UK would grow 25% instead of 32.5% (the 6-9% GDP drop), but that over that time his slice of the pie would grow more than the 7.5% due to less immigration.
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03/03/2021 10:16:17 32 25
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We have seen how the EU reacts to the UK. UK vaccine is useless but we demand you share it. France wrestling with it's condemnation of everything UK. Wrong colour ink on paperwork of UK truckers. Dutch border guards taking UK lorry drivers lunch packs. Delays to ratification of treaties with UK and on and on.
Now, as EU exports to UK tumble they're hurting. They push...we push back!
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03/03/2021 10:25:22 17 23
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"We"? I doubt you'll be doing any pushing. Besides, the UK has a lot to do to get back to where we were before Brexit, so there is no chance of the UK being better off for a very long time.
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03/03/2021 10:25:58 6 8
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It's the UK who all along - even as an EU member - had a confrontational attitude to the EU; always blaming it for its own govt shortcomings and always wanting an extra goody. Brexit was known to increase red tape for business and trade, but it was called Project Fear. Now this has become reality, Brexiters blame this predictably on the EU - again. Tell me: why should they do the UK a favour now?
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03/03/2021 10:58:05 5 2
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EU never liked UK just look at the eurovision song contest
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03/03/2021 14:43:54 1 1
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The only people in the EU who declared the "UK" vaccine useless were a couple of German journalists, and the German Health Minister immediately said that they were incompetents who had not understood the data. That was reported in the UK as "German government forced to admit..." It was what you wanted to hear, but it was not true.
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03/03/2021 10:16:35 13 16
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This move is a recognition that Brexit is really hurting. And it will keep on hurting way beyond its damage to the finance industry. UK exports to the EU were 68% down in January and that’s nothing to do with covid. The stupidity of the 2016 vote will become more apparent as the decade rolls on. Still, we got ‘sovereignty’ didn’t we.
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OwO
03/03/2021 11:22:02 3 1
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"Nothing to do with covid"

Are you actually developmentally disabled? What a ridiculous comment.
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03/03/2021 10:20:26 11 7
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Strange how some misguided souls would sell their country out just so they have the chance, now and again to say..."see we told you so".
The delays on vaccine roll out in the EU is disgusting, this is peoples lives at stake.
At least the UK people are getting protected.....and you can't complain if your dead!
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03/03/2021 10:26:00 9 15
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Funny, I dont remember vaccine rollouts being key to the Brexit debate.

None of us sold our country out, and none of us take pleasure in telling you that we told you this would happen, but if we didnt would you ever learn from your mistakes. And Brexit was a mistake, we have crippled our trade all in the name of fish and blue passports, its absurd just how many of you still see this as a victory
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03/03/2021 10:57:36 2 2
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EU is a mess
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03/03/2021 10:11:59 8 10
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This should be some red meat for the remoaners on a cool Wednesday morning.

Oh yes - FREEDOM!
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03/03/2021 10:20:56 1 2
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I am the new No. 2, you are No. 6...
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03/03/2021 10:21:15 71 43
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The headline should be London takes aim at New York. London already leads on the global stage, Amsterdam is of little real consequence to the City.

Freed of the shackles of the EU we can plot a course which firmly establishes the UK as THE global financial centre with high growth businesses wanting to IPO on UK markets. Now there's a headline BBC.
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03/03/2021 10:22:32 55 68
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What shackles? All that's happened so far is that we're worse off.
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03/03/2021 10:29:14 13 8
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Lol, you must be delusional if you think the london stock exchange will overtake wall street
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03/03/2021 10:35:46 14 7
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You did read the "Amsterdam overtook London" link?
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03/03/2021 10:37:02 10 5
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Amsterdam is of little real consequence? It seems to be of enough importance to require a report on how to deal with the horrible fact that it trades more shares than London ( which is quite clearly losing out)
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:37:25 9 2
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Have you read further than the headline?
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03/03/2021 10:57:18 5 1
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Netherlands has low cooperation tax
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03/03/2021 12:10:56 1 0
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Dream on.
You're thinking of the Mail Online.
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03/03/2021 10:08:00 9 17
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Brexit - still a dumb idea.
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03/03/2021 10:27:21 14 7
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No, your post is dumb and will change nothing, get used to it
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03/03/2021 10:56:42 1 1
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yet you still live in UK must be great
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03/03/2021 10:09:11 2 7
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This sounds wrong in so many ways.

There's only one kind of money. Therefore how much say one has in a company should be directly proportional to how much money one has risked in it.

The only fair way of having shares with less rights is that those shareholders get compensated first in the event of a liquidation, or get preferential dividends: maybe both.
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03/03/2021 11:35:24 0 0
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You mean preference shares?
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03/03/2021 10:21:59 132 58
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Difference is staggering, UK competes by trying to offer the best service/product, which customers want to buy, whereas EU is looking at laws to force customers/banks to have to be based in EU and trade on EU platforms, forcing them to buy a lesser service. A classic tariff/embargo approach lead by France who cannot compete on a level playing field and have to resort to such tactics
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03/03/2021 10:23:54 52 35
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But this was always going to be the case. Euro clearing will be the next to go.
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03/03/2021 10:28:41 29 38
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Brexiteers: "Muuuuuummmy, the EU are being mean and not letting me do what I want"
Mummy Farage "don't worry, just take you ball home and you can play with yourself"
Brexiteers "Yaaaaay"
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03/03/2021 10:29:14 10 0
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Sounds a bit like all those saying internet companies are dodging tax, when they are actually using the regs and laws to pay what they should pay. Also the same as all those saying its unfair when the high street is paying higher rates etc... sad its the regs, get over it. No different to the UK changing its regs, as it will to bribe business to come...
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03/03/2021 10:33:59 11 9
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Your comment sounds a bit panicky!
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03/03/2021 10:30:09 38 17
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EU is now a rival to the UK. I am currently boycotting EU products. And my company has now bought most production in house and is working with UK rather than EU suppliers. BUY BRITISH to support our economy.
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03/03/2021 11:12:15 5 2
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Netherlands is low tax state in EU ..nothing more to this story
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03/03/2021 11:29:37 3 2
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We don't have to buy their stuff. Its very easy to kick them where it hurts if they want to play silly games. Typical Socialists & doomed to fail in the medium to long term.
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03/03/2021 11:29:19 3 2
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EU has tried to block Vaccines from outside EU
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03/03/2021 11:57:28 1 0
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Ot quite the control you voted for?
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03/03/2021 12:03:25 2 1
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Perhaps we also need to start playing dirty. They haven't signed the agreement yet so we can still go WTO and get our fish back. As they are blocking trade with red tape the addition of tariffs won't harm us, especially as we import more than we export to the EU.
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03/03/2021 12:58:53 3 2
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Can't complain really...Brexit dividend / sunlit uplands! Chance to rip off everyone with our world beating money laundering services.
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03/03/2021 13:52:48 0 0
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What has France got to do with lead?
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03/03/2021 10:22:04 34 29
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EU a big protection racket and we know what happenend to Al Capone
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03/03/2021 10:27:05 23 26
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Keep saying it - a lie is still a lie, an untruth still and untruth...
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03/03/2021 11:31:35 0 3
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Alot of illegal dope money floating around EU
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03/03/2021 10:21:15 71 43
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The headline should be London takes aim at New York. London already leads on the global stage, Amsterdam is of little real consequence to the City.

Freed of the shackles of the EU we can plot a course which firmly establishes the UK as THE global financial centre with high growth businesses wanting to IPO on UK markets. Now there's a headline BBC.
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03/03/2021 10:22:32 55 68
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What shackles? All that's happened so far is that we're worse off.
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03/03/2021 10:27:24 20 13
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All sorts of shackles, not approving vaccines for weeks, or not giving over 65's the Oxford vaccine come to mind. The EU is a failed state, with a failed currency, failing the very people they are supposed to serve - others will follow the UK.
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03/03/2021 10:41:35 11 7
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The shackles of EU control and the complicit actions to every member state unprepared to question the EU's authority of course ... just imagine if the UK hadn't gone its own way on vaccination ... Labour and the SNP said our approach would be a disaster.

As it stands the EU will be struggling with the impact of Covid far longer than us and the impact on EU stability will be severely damaged.
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03/03/2021 11:22:15 0 3
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not true
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03/03/2021 12:51:55 0 0
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The shackles imposed by the EU treaties, which gave EU law primacy over UK law.
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03/03/2021 13:11:40 0 0
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One word.....VACCINE
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03/03/2021 10:21:59 132 58
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Difference is staggering, UK competes by trying to offer the best service/product, which customers want to buy, whereas EU is looking at laws to force customers/banks to have to be based in EU and trade on EU platforms, forcing them to buy a lesser service. A classic tariff/embargo approach lead by France who cannot compete on a level playing field and have to resort to such tactics
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03/03/2021 10:23:54 52 35
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But this was always going to be the case. Euro clearing will be the next to go.
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03/03/2021 10:28:07 21 17
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It will be interesting when they tell New York, Tokyo, Singapore that they can no clear Euro swaps or Euro based shares... EU is scarily moving closer to China in it's trading and partnerships and it's behaviour.
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03/03/2021 10:37:29 7 5
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... yet yesterday you were saying we shouldn't have a budget and expect tax payers to fund anything, but profits from financial services taken as tax are ok then ?
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03/03/2021 10:55:51 11 6
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Euro is going bankrupt
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03/03/2021 11:00:59 0 4
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Only trouble in your dreams!
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03/03/2021 11:58:54 3 1
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I seem to remember warnings, unheeded, 5 years ago?
Project reality?
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03/03/2021 13:10:39 1 1
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Only if the EU wants to cripple Euro-clearing.
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03/03/2021 10:16:17 32 25
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We have seen how the EU reacts to the UK. UK vaccine is useless but we demand you share it. France wrestling with it's condemnation of everything UK. Wrong colour ink on paperwork of UK truckers. Dutch border guards taking UK lorry drivers lunch packs. Delays to ratification of treaties with UK and on and on.
Now, as EU exports to UK tumble they're hurting. They push...we push back!
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03/03/2021 10:25:22 17 23
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"We"? I doubt you'll be doing any pushing. Besides, the UK has a lot to do to get back to where we were before Brexit, so there is no chance of the UK being better off for a very long time.
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03/03/2021 12:52:25 0 0
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50 years wan't it?
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03/03/2021 13:06:50 1 1
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We will pull ahead of the hidebound EU in the coming years.
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03/03/2021 10:16:17 32 25
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We have seen how the EU reacts to the UK. UK vaccine is useless but we demand you share it. France wrestling with it's condemnation of everything UK. Wrong colour ink on paperwork of UK truckers. Dutch border guards taking UK lorry drivers lunch packs. Delays to ratification of treaties with UK and on and on.
Now, as EU exports to UK tumble they're hurting. They push...we push back!
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03/03/2021 10:25:58 6 8
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It's the UK who all along - even as an EU member - had a confrontational attitude to the EU; always blaming it for its own govt shortcomings and always wanting an extra goody. Brexit was known to increase red tape for business and trade, but it was called Project Fear. Now this has become reality, Brexiters blame this predictably on the EU - again. Tell me: why should they do the UK a favour now?
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:36:21 4 2
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As to 'the wrong ink' have you ever submitted a form filled in in blue ink when it states use black? No? Neither have I. If is requires black ink use black ink. That's a daft issue to make a fuss about.
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03/03/2021 10:20:26 11 7
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Strange how some misguided souls would sell their country out just so they have the chance, now and again to say..."see we told you so".
The delays on vaccine roll out in the EU is disgusting, this is peoples lives at stake.
At least the UK people are getting protected.....and you can't complain if your dead!
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03/03/2021 10:26:00 9 15
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Funny, I dont remember vaccine rollouts being key to the Brexit debate.

None of us sold our country out, and none of us take pleasure in telling you that we told you this would happen, but if we didnt would you ever learn from your mistakes. And Brexit was a mistake, we have crippled our trade all in the name of fish and blue passports, its absurd just how many of you still see this as a victory
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03/03/2021 10:26:25 1 1
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Ignoring Brexit - the city marches on to add some more twists n turns - deregulation and lowering things to other market standards - that they say are normal - brill - each time they rock the boat its tothers that feel the effects, years later when the fiddles and 'errors' in the new regs come home to roost.
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03/03/2021 10:37:38 4 2
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Yes, you see we still follow EU ideals.
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03/03/2021 10:54:57 1 0
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time EU stopped making Amsterdam low tax state
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03/03/2021 10:26:46 110 58
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If the EU's vaccine farce is anything to go by, companies will wake up to what a disorganised bureaucratic mess the EU really is and seek a better business climate.
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03/03/2021 10:32:49 59 71
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Separate issue, but you guys continue with your strawman arguments
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03/03/2021 10:37:27 17 8
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The UK's practices and influence in the EU have been one of the major things holding it together. Without the UK's voice of reason the whole thing is on a much shakier ground.
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03/03/2021 10:33:00 12 8
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The EU is now on borrowed time. There is only so long that they can ignore the right wing East breaking the rules, and only so long the north will keep bailing out the south. Plus the EU cosies up to Russia and China quite a bit. UK is better off aligning with the US and Commonwealth.
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03/03/2021 10:54:34 9 4
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EU is a mess
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03/03/2021 11:30:24 1 2
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EU has ban on vaccines made outside EU
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03/03/2021 10:22:04 34 29
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EU a big protection racket and we know what happenend to Al Capone
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03/03/2021 10:27:05 23 26
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Keep saying it - a lie is still a lie, an untruth still and untruth...
Removed
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03/03/2021 10:08:00 9 17
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Brexit - still a dumb idea.
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03/03/2021 10:27:21 14 7
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No, your post is dumb and will change nothing, get used to it
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03/03/2021 10:22:32 55 68
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What shackles? All that's happened so far is that we're worse off.
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03/03/2021 10:27:24 20 13
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All sorts of shackles, not approving vaccines for weeks, or not giving over 65's the Oxford vaccine come to mind. The EU is a failed state, with a failed currency, failing the very people they are supposed to serve - others will follow the UK.
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03/03/2021 12:16:23 2 1
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The vaccine approval didn't affect us; though we were still in transition, we approved Pfizer, despite the 'shackles' we wete in, under EU rules.
This mantra " EU is failing" is getting to be boring.
To save energy, could you just print : fake news No. 1" or " BS No. 1" in future.

And no-one wants to follow thd brexit catastrophe.
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03/03/2021 13:42:05 0 0
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Sounds like you want us to be at war with the EU! Do you think the USA, China or Russia would treat us any better? Dream on.
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03/03/2021 10:23:54 52 35
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But this was always going to be the case. Euro clearing will be the next to go.
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03/03/2021 10:28:07 21 17
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It will be interesting when they tell New York, Tokyo, Singapore that they can no clear Euro swaps or Euro based shares... EU is scarily moving closer to China in it's trading and partnerships and it's behaviour.
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03/03/2021 10:35:44 14 13
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Why would they tell New York, Tokyo, Singapore? It's only the UK that they will tell, and there is nothing we can do about it. Last time this happened the ECJ saved us. This time it won't.
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03/03/2021 11:05:36 4 3
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Eh, there was a news story recently about us cozying up to China, so what is it a good thing or a bad thing because I wouldnt want you to be too hypocritical
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03/03/2021 12:01:14 5 1
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Evidence?

And EU is not moving away from UK; UK moved away from EU.
Thought that was what was what UK wanted.
Not the easiest deal ever, is it?
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03/03/2021 10:28:35 64 48
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How surprising, said no one.
The usual anti-Brexit brigade ranting over their loss
Time to move on guys, you'll change NOTHING
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03/03/2021 10:32:29 48 40
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Changing nothing is better than changing things for the worse...
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03/03/2021 10:43:20 15 8
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Funny, seems to me like the pro-brexit brigade/bots are out in force today. Nervous about the budget are we?

It's actually sad we can't change things. i mean it shows that if we go down a disasterous path that the government wont change its direction to help their constituents.
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03/03/2021 10:55:56 15 9
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Yet you still feel the urge to come here and tell us what to think.

The reality s that Brexit is slowly choking the UK.
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03/03/2021 12:24:08 6 7
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Better inside than dying outside!

Why do brexit supported WANT to destroy the UK?
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03/03/2021 13:05:29 3 2
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"Time to move on guys, you'll change NOTHING"

Whereas you and your ilk changed things for the worse.

*clap* *clap* *clap*

Nice going, guys...
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03/03/2021 10:21:59 132 58
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Difference is staggering, UK competes by trying to offer the best service/product, which customers want to buy, whereas EU is looking at laws to force customers/banks to have to be based in EU and trade on EU platforms, forcing them to buy a lesser service. A classic tariff/embargo approach lead by France who cannot compete on a level playing field and have to resort to such tactics
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03/03/2021 10:28:41 29 38
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Brexiteers: "Muuuuuummmy, the EU are being mean and not letting me do what I want"
Mummy Farage "don't worry, just take you ball home and you can play with yourself"
Brexiteers "Yaaaaay"
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03/03/2021 10:56:22 11 4
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Sir, you do yourself a disservice with posts like these.
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03/03/2021 10:28:59 12 15
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Crystal Ball 10:16

Wrong colour ink on paperwork of UK truckers. Dutch border guards taking UK lorry drivers lunch packs. Delays to ratification of treaties with UK and on and on.
##

Sounds more like clueless Brits can't understand simple requirements, so Johnny Foreigner must be to blame.
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03/03/2021 10:29:10 73 35
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I find the attitude of many of the comments on this and other Brexit related comments absolutely amazing. If you leave a club you can not, whatever your past contributions, continue to enjoy the benefits of the club. You are a third party and will be treated as such. Why would or should you receive special treatment.
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03/03/2021 10:36:52 63 37
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So why can't the UK be treated like other third party players, because it looks like we are not at the moment.
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03/03/2021 10:53:55 11 21
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being part of EU was great ..its destroyed British manufacturing and brought in cheap low paid labour
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OwO
03/03/2021 11:13:54 1 8
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No one is claiming anything else. Probably why you had to make this as it's own comment - there aren't any to reply to.
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03/03/2021 11:20:05 13 19
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You are naive and have completely missed the point.

The U.K. isn’t being treated as a third party or as a neighbour.

The EU is actively trying to sabotage the U.K. and punish it.

You can’t see it but the REST OF THE WORLD can!
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03/03/2021 12:21:20 1 10
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''Why would or should you receive special treatment(?)''

Because Norway and Switzerland do!
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03/03/2021 12:34:04 5 7
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Err? I think you have the wrong end of the stick. The is EU trying to join the big boys club of which the UK is one of the biggest. Unfortunately their approach of legislating to force compliance will only capture a fraction of the market they crave. The rest is coming the UKs way now they are uncoupled from the mire of EU nonsense. In this sphere watch the EU tank while the UK soars.
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03/03/2021 12:50:38 4 9
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But the monolithic EU still wants us to pay some of the subscriptions without offering any of the benefits. They tried to screw us during the talks. They are not a benign organisation. Don't be so naive. It is not a golf club.
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03/03/2021 13:39:57 1 1
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They can't direct trade in New York rather than London?

This is beyond market interference - it will transpire that it is illegal I am sure. However, if anyone was in any doubt about the motivation of the EU regarding market control and interference this should put it to rest

Trouble is these firms need competitive access to world financial markets - hence record numbers setting up in London
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03/03/2021 10:21:15 71 43
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The headline should be London takes aim at New York. London already leads on the global stage, Amsterdam is of little real consequence to the City.

Freed of the shackles of the EU we can plot a course which firmly establishes the UK as THE global financial centre with high growth businesses wanting to IPO on UK markets. Now there's a headline BBC.
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03/03/2021 10:29:14 13 8
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Lol, you must be delusional if you think the london stock exchange will overtake wall street
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03/03/2021 10:21:59 132 58
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Difference is staggering, UK competes by trying to offer the best service/product, which customers want to buy, whereas EU is looking at laws to force customers/banks to have to be based in EU and trade on EU platforms, forcing them to buy a lesser service. A classic tariff/embargo approach lead by France who cannot compete on a level playing field and have to resort to such tactics
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03/03/2021 10:29:14 10 0
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Sounds a bit like all those saying internet companies are dodging tax, when they are actually using the regs and laws to pay what they should pay. Also the same as all those saying its unfair when the high street is paying higher rates etc... sad its the regs, get over it. No different to the UK changing its regs, as it will to bribe business to come...
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03/03/2021 10:29:43 2 4
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@Jasper Peach
Ignoring Brexit - the city marches on to add some more twists n turns - deregulation and lowering things to other market standards - that they say are normal - brill - each time they rock the boat its tothers that feel the effects, years later when the fiddles and 'errors' in the new regs come home to roost.
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A lesson we learned well from 40 + years of being in the EU
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03/03/2021 10:37:38 1 2
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Slow learners !!!
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03/03/2021 10:53:15 0 1
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best thing UK did is leave EU
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03/03/2021 10:31:28 38 18
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Banks, stock markets, hedge funds will find ways to avoid getting hurt. In many instances, due to de-regulation, they will even profit from Brexit. Aka JRM/ERG pushed it. It's the ordinary people/businesses/traders who will bear the brunt. They can't just relocate and have fish/fields/herds elsewhere. Brexit has done/will do further damage to UK (and EU) citizens, the top 5% will be fine as usual.
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03/03/2021 12:24:55 23 15
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I am in the top 5 percent I think and see no benefits from Brexit other than an increased income from my Euro denominated investments and maybe a rise in my property's value with people fleeing Covid riddled London. I have lost the right to live and work in 27 countries and I am now forced to join long non EU citizen queues at airports. Brexit was a result of envy, a terrible English disease.
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03/03/2021 12:53:48 1 5
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Brexit will free up the UK and lead to greater prosperity.
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03/03/2021 10:28:35 64 48
bbc
How surprising, said no one.
The usual anti-Brexit brigade ranting over their loss
Time to move on guys, you'll change NOTHING
36
03/03/2021 10:32:29 48 40
bbc
Changing nothing is better than changing things for the worse...
59
03/03/2021 10:38:31 10 14
bbc
Standing still eventually gets you run over ...
108
03/03/2021 10:54:17 6 9
bbc
Brexit vaccine works get over it
280
03/03/2021 12:21:46 2 3
bbc
So you want to change it for the worst?
23
03/03/2021 10:26:46 110 58
bbc
If the EU's vaccine farce is anything to go by, companies will wake up to what a disorganised bureaucratic mess the EU really is and seek a better business climate.
37
03/03/2021 10:32:49 59 71
bbc
Separate issue, but you guys continue with your strawman arguments
64
03/03/2021 10:40:19 20 8
bbc
Not really a strawman, it's quite literally an illustration of the EU's attitude towards doing business. They started down the road of ruining peace in Ireland and the fresh international trade deal that had nothing to do with their problem in order to save face on having been too slow negotiating contracts privately. If that doesn't show their true colours then I don't know what does.
77
03/03/2021 10:45:28 8 3
bbc
Strawman, that's original.
316
03/03/2021 12:47:23 1 2
bbc
The EU is the straw man.
391
03/03/2021 13:28:47 0 1
bbc
Listened to Hill on radio and he spent 10 minutes and said nothing about the argument that regulation will be relaxed and investors less protected. First step towards UK wild west-caveat emptor rules OK
38
03/03/2021 10:33:06 4 9
bbc
If only someone had pointed out that this would be a consequence of Brexit.
43
03/03/2021 10:35:05 10 5
bbc
What, the ability to make your own rules and be competitive?
47
03/03/2021 10:35:54 1 0
bbc
They did ... but it doesn't make Brexit wrong and you don't remain in a club simply because you can't be bothered about all the negative stuff that comes with it.
102
03/03/2021 10:52:50 0 1
bbc
Amsterdam - Netherlands is a low tax state that is the reality
39
03/03/2021 10:26:25 34 18
bbc
It is amazing how quickly those with no knowledge of the financial world descend on the comments sections of articles like this. They are easy to spot as they don't actually pass comment on the article but spout the usual lines eg 'another Brexit bonus' etc etc.
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03/03/2021 11:09:17 25 14
bbc
Funny, I literally linked a line form the article indicating that the Dutch had over taken us in share trades and received a large number of downvotes....

not the usual line and backed up by fact, and yet got downvoted for not supporting the brexiteer agenda
218
03/03/2021 11:30:59 2 3
bbc
anyone knows Netherlands is low tax country with in EU
333
03/03/2021 12:58:56 3 6
bbc
And Remoaners are easy to spot as they spout their usual hackneyed lines eg 'sunlit uplands', 'leaving the club and losing the benefits', 'oven ready deal' etc etc.
439
03/03/2021 13:59:29 4 3
bbc
We have two huge advantages in the financial world now:
Flexibility - we are by nature innovative and willing to change unlike the EU which believes in erecting barriers rather than bending with the wind.
Speed - we can respond to trends much quicker than the EU.
We will always beat the EU in the financial markets in the long-term because we understand them more; the EU merely puts up with them.
15
03/03/2021 10:21:59 132 58
bbc
Difference is staggering, UK competes by trying to offer the best service/product, which customers want to buy, whereas EU is looking at laws to force customers/banks to have to be based in EU and trade on EU platforms, forcing them to buy a lesser service. A classic tariff/embargo approach lead by France who cannot compete on a level playing field and have to resort to such tactics
40
03/03/2021 10:33:59 11 9
bbc
Your comment sounds a bit panicky!
15
03/03/2021 10:21:59 132 58
bbc
Difference is staggering, UK competes by trying to offer the best service/product, which customers want to buy, whereas EU is looking at laws to force customers/banks to have to be based in EU and trade on EU platforms, forcing them to buy a lesser service. A classic tariff/embargo approach lead by France who cannot compete on a level playing field and have to resort to such tactics
41
03/03/2021 10:30:09 38 17
bbc
EU is now a rival to the UK. I am currently boycotting EU products. And my company has now bought most production in house and is working with UK rather than EU suppliers. BUY BRITISH to support our economy.
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:39:21 11 2
bbc
What do you produce and why didn't you do this previously?
97
03/03/2021 10:55:40 13 3
bbc
Totally agree. I want signs up in supermarkets and on the roads saying BUY BRITISH! We need to start helping businesses bounce back by promoting a public sentiment of supporting British interests. I would recommend boycotting French goods first because of the derogatory way their politicians/media have behaved towards the UK. If we can encourage firms to float in the UK over Europe then great!
239
03/03/2021 12:03:37 2 2
bbc
What do you make that I might want?
261
03/03/2021 12:04:44 1 0
bbc
Well said sir. Me too!
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VDO
03/03/2021 12:32:43 1 6
bbc
I am trying to boycot UK products but i can't find any, what exactly England produces ?
42
03/03/2021 10:34:22 45 42
bbc
No need to worry, they'll be no E.U. in 10 years time.

Other countries have seen that life is normal in the UK without the E.U.
Others will follow soon.
48
03/03/2021 10:36:15 42 26
bbc
No doubt you will share your extensive research that has led you to these "conclusions".
56
03/03/2021 10:37:34 14 8
bbc
You were saying this at least 5 years ago, so there is only another 5 years to wait for the destruction of the EU, is there?

You think that there being not one single positive about Brexit makes it attractive for other countries to leave the EU? You're deluded.
72
03/03/2021 10:43:53 13 5
bbc
Brexiteers have been on about the demise of the EU and the Euro for a decade now. Grow up.
89
03/03/2021 10:51:36 10 4
bbc
The EU was on the verge of rapid expansion just before the referendum. It's been on the verge of collapse ever since. Both are Brexiteer lies.
293
03/03/2021 12:28:55 3 1
bbc
Probably won't be a UK as we know it either.
Your continual RACIST anti EU hatred is worse then the slave trade. Removed
319
03/03/2021 12:49:06 2 2
bbc
Wishful thinking, the achilles heel of the quitters.
415
03/03/2021 13:36:41 0 0
bbc
Normal?

Have you even been paying attention to what's actually happening?

I highly doubt it.
458
03/03/2021 14:22:57 0 0
bbc
The UK prospered b/c of its colonies. Sans colonies we are economically insignificant except as an end point for migrants b/c of the language advantage.
38
03/03/2021 10:33:06 4 9
bbc
If only someone had pointed out that this would be a consequence of Brexit.
43
03/03/2021 10:35:05 10 5
bbc
What, the ability to make your own rules and be competitive?
60
03/03/2021 10:38:59 4 3
bbc
Making your own rules doesn't necessarily mean that anything will be better. the financial crash in 2007-8 was due to a lack of regulation. Why should we be going down that path again?
44
03/03/2021 10:35:12 4 3
bbc
Comment posted by nitroxy, today at 10:31nitroxy
10:31
Banks, stock markets, hedge funds will find ways to avoid getting hurt..... It's the ordinary people/businesses/traders who will bear the brunt. They can't just relocate and have fish/fields/herds elsewhere. Brexit has done/will do further damage to UK (and EU) citizens, the top 5% will be fine as usual.
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So nothing changed then since Brexit
50
03/03/2021 10:36:24 6 8
bbc
Yes, some things have stayed the same, and others have got worse.
100
03/03/2021 10:52:06 0 0
bbc
elite make the money and offshore it
27
03/03/2021 10:28:07 21 17
bbc
It will be interesting when they tell New York, Tokyo, Singapore that they can no clear Euro swaps or Euro based shares... EU is scarily moving closer to China in it's trading and partnerships and it's behaviour.
45
03/03/2021 10:35:44 14 13
bbc
Why would they tell New York, Tokyo, Singapore? It's only the UK that they will tell, and there is nothing we can do about it. Last time this happened the ECJ saved us. This time it won't.
135
03/03/2021 11:05:07 4 3
bbc
Your comments have zero logic or evidence, seems that you are in the group that if you think you are right everyone else is wrong! You previously lost the argument but cannot accept that.
262
03/03/2021 12:05:08 2 1
bbc
Backing Britain as usual Bore?
12
03/03/2021 10:21:15 71 43
bbc
The headline should be London takes aim at New York. London already leads on the global stage, Amsterdam is of little real consequence to the City.

Freed of the shackles of the EU we can plot a course which firmly establishes the UK as THE global financial centre with high growth businesses wanting to IPO on UK markets. Now there's a headline BBC.
46
03/03/2021 10:35:46 14 7
bbc
You did read the "Amsterdam overtook London" link?
138
03/03/2021 11:06:01 0 2
bbc
Yep, and so what ? It's a bit like saying Hollywood is the centre for movies but netflix has moved it's servers to Greenland. The important bits are not necessarily about which fruit market sells the fruit it's about which farms control production and supply.
38
03/03/2021 10:33:06 4 9
bbc
If only someone had pointed out that this would be a consequence of Brexit.
47
03/03/2021 10:35:54 1 0
bbc
They did ... but it doesn't make Brexit wrong and you don't remain in a club simply because you can't be bothered about all the negative stuff that comes with it.
42
03/03/2021 10:34:22 45 42
bbc
No need to worry, they'll be no E.U. in 10 years time.

Other countries have seen that life is normal in the UK without the E.U.
Others will follow soon.
48
03/03/2021 10:36:15 42 26
bbc
No doubt you will share your extensive research that has led you to these "conclusions".
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03/03/2021 10:52:27 5 9
bbc
EU is going bankrupt
232
03/03/2021 11:56:28 1 3
bbc
And I suppose you know otherwise...thought not ..stop trolling your embarrassing your self
330
03/03/2021 12:56:23 1 2
bbc
It is no worse than the 'extensive research' which Remoaners used in order to claim there would be economic disaster.
20
03/03/2021 10:25:58 6 8
bbc
It's the UK who all along - even as an EU member - had a confrontational attitude to the EU; always blaming it for its own govt shortcomings and always wanting an extra goody. Brexit was known to increase red tape for business and trade, but it was called Project Fear. Now this has become reality, Brexiters blame this predictably on the EU - again. Tell me: why should they do the UK a favour now?
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:36:21 4 2
bbc
As to 'the wrong ink' have you ever submitted a form filled in in blue ink when it states use black? No? Neither have I. If is requires black ink use black ink. That's a daft issue to make a fuss about.
273
03/03/2021 12:18:26 2 3
bbc
Very true it is a daft issue to make a fuss about, makes you wonder why the EU is making that fuss?
44
03/03/2021 10:35:12 4 3
bbc
Comment posted by nitroxy, today at 10:31nitroxy
10:31
Banks, stock markets, hedge funds will find ways to avoid getting hurt..... It's the ordinary people/businesses/traders who will bear the brunt. They can't just relocate and have fish/fields/herds elsewhere. Brexit has done/will do further damage to UK (and EU) citizens, the top 5% will be fine as usual.
--
So nothing changed then since Brexit
50
03/03/2021 10:36:24 6 8
bbc
Yes, some things have stayed the same, and others have got worse.
124
03/03/2021 11:00:56 2 0
bbc
Are you still living rent-free at your parents?

Suppose the basement is better than actually getting a job.
31
03/03/2021 10:29:10 73 35
bbc
I find the attitude of many of the comments on this and other Brexit related comments absolutely amazing. If you leave a club you can not, whatever your past contributions, continue to enjoy the benefits of the club. You are a third party and will be treated as such. Why would or should you receive special treatment.
51
03/03/2021 10:36:52 63 37
bbc
So why can't the UK be treated like other third party players, because it looks like we are not at the moment.
220
03/03/2021 11:42:48 13 0
bbc
WTO Rules require all third countries to be treated the same. Apart from the UK, which countries are you referring to?
314
03/03/2021 12:46:06 6 1
bbc
The tabloids say so , so it must be true eh?
395
03/03/2021 13:30:54 4 2
bbc
We acted like children in the brexit negotiations. Would you trust us after the way we behaved.
407
03/03/2021 13:38:25 1 0
bbc
London voted to remain. In many ways I think not levelling up across the UK is a key driver behind the leave vote. Many of the jobs in London should have been accessible from far flung points of the UK.
459
03/03/2021 14:27:41 2 0
bbc
We are being treated like a third party and we don't like it - it looks like we are not mainly because our media can only tell half truths and turn everything into a tit for tat context. Mnay people still going on about the vaccines despite being old news but any bit of negative that makes us feel good never runs old.
12
03/03/2021 10:21:15 71 43
bbc
The headline should be London takes aim at New York. London already leads on the global stage, Amsterdam is of little real consequence to the City.

Freed of the shackles of the EU we can plot a course which firmly establishes the UK as THE global financial centre with high growth businesses wanting to IPO on UK markets. Now there's a headline BBC.
52
03/03/2021 10:37:02 10 5
bbc
Amsterdam is of little real consequence? It seems to be of enough importance to require a report on how to deal with the horrible fact that it trades more shares than London ( which is quite clearly losing out)
126
03/03/2021 11:01:46 1 2
bbc
Financiers are more focused on the availability of liquidity and trading costs, it matters little if the share trade in London or Amsterdam and even that will probably be sorted this month as the UK concludes some of it's discussions with the EU over equivalence.
12
03/03/2021 10:21:15 71 43
bbc
The headline should be London takes aim at New York. London already leads on the global stage, Amsterdam is of little real consequence to the City.

Freed of the shackles of the EU we can plot a course which firmly establishes the UK as THE global financial centre with high growth businesses wanting to IPO on UK markets. Now there's a headline BBC.
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:37:25 9 2
bbc
Have you read further than the headline?
23
03/03/2021 10:26:46 110 58
bbc
If the EU's vaccine farce is anything to go by, companies will wake up to what a disorganised bureaucratic mess the EU really is and seek a better business climate.
54
03/03/2021 10:37:27 17 8
bbc
The UK's practices and influence in the EU have been one of the major things holding it together. Without the UK's voice of reason the whole thing is on a much shakier ground.
96
03/03/2021 10:54:43 7 7
bbc
Yeah, fog in the Channel, EU cut off right?
240
03/03/2021 12:04:54 4 4
bbc
You think Brexit was the voice of reason???????

????????????????????????????
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VDO
03/03/2021 12:35:19 0 0
bbc
the UK was also one the major destructive force . It was the UK pushed like a mad man to expand the EU to the east , we can see the result with Brexit.
18
03/03/2021 10:23:54 52 35
bbc
But this was always going to be the case. Euro clearing will be the next to go.
55
03/03/2021 10:37:29 7 5
bbc
... yet yesterday you were saying we shouldn't have a budget and expect tax payers to fund anything, but profits from financial services taken as tax are ok then ?
63
03/03/2021 10:39:52 8 5
bbc
When did I say we shouldn't have a budget? You're barking...!
42
03/03/2021 10:34:22 45 42
bbc
No need to worry, they'll be no E.U. in 10 years time.

Other countries have seen that life is normal in the UK without the E.U.
Others will follow soon.
56
03/03/2021 10:37:34 14 8
bbc
You were saying this at least 5 years ago, so there is only another 5 years to wait for the destruction of the EU, is there?

You think that there being not one single positive about Brexit makes it attractive for other countries to leave the EU? You're deluded.
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OwO
03/03/2021 11:13:10 2 7
bbc
You think nothing's changed in the past 5 years for the EU? Britain is now out, the pandemic has stretched internal and international relations to breaking points and other countries are eyeing the door.

Things have changed since early 2016, even if you're mentally stuck there.
22
03/03/2021 10:26:25 1 1
bbc
Ignoring Brexit - the city marches on to add some more twists n turns - deregulation and lowering things to other market standards - that they say are normal - brill - each time they rock the boat its tothers that feel the effects, years later when the fiddles and 'errors' in the new regs come home to roost.
57
03/03/2021 10:37:38 4 2
bbc
Yes, you see we still follow EU ideals.
34
03/03/2021 10:29:43 2 4
bbc
@Jasper Peach
Ignoring Brexit - the city marches on to add some more twists n turns - deregulation and lowering things to other market standards - that they say are normal - brill - each time they rock the boat its tothers that feel the effects, years later when the fiddles and 'errors' in the new regs come home to roost.
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A lesson we learned well from 40 + years of being in the EU
58
03/03/2021 10:37:38 1 2
bbc
Slow learners !!!
36
03/03/2021 10:32:29 48 40
bbc
Changing nothing is better than changing things for the worse...
59
03/03/2021 10:38:31 10 14
bbc
Standing still eventually gets you run over ...
73
03/03/2021 10:44:03 15 7
bbc
Unless you are standing at the side of the road, you brexiteers seem to just want to run out into traffic.
43
03/03/2021 10:35:05 10 5
bbc
What, the ability to make your own rules and be competitive?
60
03/03/2021 10:38:59 4 3
bbc
Making your own rules doesn't necessarily mean that anything will be better. the financial crash in 2007-8 was due to a lack of regulation. Why should we be going down that path again?
70
03/03/2021 10:41:56 3 0
bbc
Where in this article is it suggested that there should be deregulation and not just a change in the rules?

Nowhere, so stick your strawman argument back where it belongs.
41
03/03/2021 10:30:09 38 17
bbc
EU is now a rival to the UK. I am currently boycotting EU products. And my company has now bought most production in house and is working with UK rather than EU suppliers. BUY BRITISH to support our economy.
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:39:21 11 2
bbc
What do you produce and why didn't you do this previously?
86
03/03/2021 10:42:07 13 5
bbc
Plants! Partially habit to import, partially lack of UK options. We have now started using mothballed facilities to produce more from scratch. It might be a niche industry, but it is a reasonably sized one with lots of room for expansion.
62
03/03/2021 10:39:30 10 9
bbc
This is sensible but the UK should now also work with other key countries such US & Japan to sue EU under the WTO in respect of non-tariff barriers such as requiring EU banks who want to buy European shares can only do so in Europe. There is no economic or public financial safety reason for the rule it is pure protectionism
66
03/03/2021 10:41:04 8 9
bbc
There is no case to answer. The EU can do whatever they like. The default is nobody but the EU can do it. Anyone else needs a deal.
55
03/03/2021 10:37:29 7 5
bbc
... yet yesterday you were saying we shouldn't have a budget and expect tax payers to fund anything, but profits from financial services taken as tax are ok then ?
63
03/03/2021 10:39:52 8 5
bbc
When did I say we shouldn't have a budget? You're barking...!
37
03/03/2021 10:32:49 59 71
bbc
Separate issue, but you guys continue with your strawman arguments
64
03/03/2021 10:40:19 20 8
bbc
Not really a strawman, it's quite literally an illustration of the EU's attitude towards doing business. They started down the road of ruining peace in Ireland and the fresh international trade deal that had nothing to do with their problem in order to save face on having been too slow negotiating contracts privately. If that doesn't show their true colours then I don't know what does.
69
03/03/2021 10:41:39 9 12
bbc
One example sure, but there are plenty of examples of good work that theyve done in the past. but sure you guys latch onto the one thing that supports your argument sure
241
03/03/2021 12:05:33 4 2
bbc
Who held the referendum in 2016??????
23
03/03/2021 10:26:46 110 58
bbc
If the EU's vaccine farce is anything to go by, companies will wake up to what a disorganised bureaucratic mess the EU really is and seek a better business climate.
65
03/03/2021 10:33:00 12 8
bbc
The EU is now on borrowed time. There is only so long that they can ignore the right wing East breaking the rules, and only so long the north will keep bailing out the south. Plus the EU cosies up to Russia and China quite a bit. UK is better off aligning with the US and Commonwealth.
133
03/03/2021 11:04:35 4 7
bbc
"UK is better off aligning with the US and Commonwealth" - The US don't care and the Commonwealth an anachronism of great economic power houses like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Time you got your thinking into the 21st Century.
298
03/03/2021 12:33:39 2 1
bbc
Just look at the economies in greece, italy, spain... all doing well in the EU?
62
03/03/2021 10:39:30 10 9
bbc
This is sensible but the UK should now also work with other key countries such US & Japan to sue EU under the WTO in respect of non-tariff barriers such as requiring EU banks who want to buy European shares can only do so in Europe. There is no economic or public financial safety reason for the rule it is pure protectionism
66
03/03/2021 10:41:04 8 9
bbc
There is no case to answer. The EU can do whatever they like. The default is nobody but the EU can do it. Anyone else needs a deal.
119
03/03/2021 10:59:45 2 2
bbc
That's the problem. EU acting like they are superior to the rest of the world.
326
03/03/2021 12:54:37 0 0
bbc
Actually the EU cant do what ever they like. As they is about to be made abundantly clear to them.
67
03/03/2021 10:41:22 11 9
bbc
Read the 4th paragraph in th earticle people:

"Amsterdam overtook London as EUROPES's top share trading hub in January".

That's perfectly understandable as many EU companies will naturally want to deal through one of their own...

...London - and BREXIT - is about Britain's position in he WORLD; the -remain types never understood that and probably never will.
76
03/03/2021 10:44:54 7 5
bbc
Spot on .... Europe is on Mars... lol... can't make it up!! Talk about shoe-horning your agenda into todays news!!!
80
03/03/2021 10:47:10 4 2
bbc
Nonsense. The World hasn't changed, just because we're out of the EU. There is no new market that couldn't have been reached whilst in the EU. The only chance of improving things is by deregulation, and that is a slippery slope, as we've previously seen. In the first instance the UK has to make up for what it's lost. We're already worse off.
17
03/03/2021 10:22:32 55 68
bbc
What shackles? All that's happened so far is that we're worse off.
68
03/03/2021 10:41:35 11 7
bbc
The shackles of EU control and the complicit actions to every member state unprepared to question the EU's authority of course ... just imagine if the UK hadn't gone its own way on vaccination ... Labour and the SNP said our approach would be a disaster.

As it stands the EU will be struggling with the impact of Covid far longer than us and the impact on EU stability will be severely damaged.
64
03/03/2021 10:40:19 20 8
bbc
Not really a strawman, it's quite literally an illustration of the EU's attitude towards doing business. They started down the road of ruining peace in Ireland and the fresh international trade deal that had nothing to do with their problem in order to save face on having been too slow negotiating contracts privately. If that doesn't show their true colours then I don't know what does.
69
03/03/2021 10:41:39 9 12
bbc
One example sure, but there are plenty of examples of good work that theyve done in the past. but sure you guys latch onto the one thing that supports your argument sure
78
03/03/2021 10:45:31 9 2
bbc
Starting down that road of "oh it was only one mistake, there are other things...". How long until it's another "oh just one other little mistake"?

Don't you realise the severity of it? They were on the precipice of setting the precedent for written agreements to become meaningless, just to save face. Sorry, but that isn't just "one example", that's extreme.
87
03/03/2021 10:43:19 7 4
bbc
Good work like the Euro - which is artificially propping up some economies whilst decimating others.
164
03/03/2021 11:17:59 1 1
bbc
'but sure you guys latch onto the one thing that supports your argument sure'

That can be levelled at persons of all political persuasions.
60
03/03/2021 10:38:59 4 3
bbc
Making your own rules doesn't necessarily mean that anything will be better. the financial crash in 2007-8 was due to a lack of regulation. Why should we be going down that path again?
70
03/03/2021 10:41:56 3 0
bbc
Where in this article is it suggested that there should be deregulation and not just a change in the rules?

Nowhere, so stick your strawman argument back where it belongs.
28
03/03/2021 10:28:35 64 48
bbc
How surprising, said no one.
The usual anti-Brexit brigade ranting over their loss
Time to move on guys, you'll change NOTHING
71
03/03/2021 10:43:20 15 8
bbc
Funny, seems to me like the pro-brexit brigade/bots are out in force today. Nervous about the budget are we?

It's actually sad we can't change things. i mean it shows that if we go down a disasterous path that the government wont change its direction to help their constituents.
42
03/03/2021 10:34:22 45 42
bbc
No need to worry, they'll be no E.U. in 10 years time.

Other countries have seen that life is normal in the UK without the E.U.
Others will follow soon.
72
03/03/2021 10:43:53 13 5
bbc
Brexiteers have been on about the demise of the EU and the Euro for a decade now. Grow up.
209
03/03/2021 11:37:51 6 1
bbc
Actually they've been saying since 2008 - both are still with us & doing better than UK & £ overall. Yes we've been lucky on vaccine front, faster with the EU developed one & UK developed one but we needed to be fast with a massively higher death rate & more financial damage than anywhere in EU and we also have self inflicted Brexit which is still on course to do more damage to UK than Covid is.
59
03/03/2021 10:38:31 10 14
bbc
Standing still eventually gets you run over ...
73
03/03/2021 10:44:03 15 7
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Unless you are standing at the side of the road, you brexiteers seem to just want to run out into traffic.
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03/03/2021 10:58:52 8 11
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Arcangel must work for the BBC.
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03/03/2021 13:52:33 1 1
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And, of course, you want those European hols in the sun. Don't expect a warm welcome,
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03/03/2021 10:44:04 3 0
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"The move would allow company founders to keep control over their companies by giving them deciding votes on big decisions such as mergers and takeovers."
How do you hold them to account then? If someone can always veto the majority position. Sounds like the UN security council who are useless.
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JGC
03/03/2021 10:49:38 0 2
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Hold them to account … ????
75
03/03/2021 10:44:49 28 22
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The world consists of 195 countries ... not just the 27 in the EU.
Odd how the UK moved back up to the 5th largest economy in the world even in a pandemic.
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03/03/2021 10:48:50 32 25
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The World consisted of 195 countries before Brexit as well. Nothing has changed, except we've lost a lot of existing businesses. The new business has to make up for the losses before we even get back to the status quo.
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03/03/2021 11:13:30 1 4
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UK is an island that has nothing to do with EU ...different culture and language
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03/03/2021 10:41:22 11 9
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Read the 4th paragraph in th earticle people:

"Amsterdam overtook London as EUROPES's top share trading hub in January".

That's perfectly understandable as many EU companies will naturally want to deal through one of their own...

...London - and BREXIT - is about Britain's position in he WORLD; the -remain types never understood that and probably never will.
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03/03/2021 10:44:54 7 5
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Spot on .... Europe is on Mars... lol... can't make it up!! Talk about shoe-horning your agenda into todays news!!!
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03/03/2021 10:32:49 59 71
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Separate issue, but you guys continue with your strawman arguments
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03/03/2021 10:45:28 8 3
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Strawman, that's original.
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03/03/2021 10:41:39 9 12
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One example sure, but there are plenty of examples of good work that theyve done in the past. but sure you guys latch onto the one thing that supports your argument sure
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03/03/2021 10:45:31 9 2
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Starting down that road of "oh it was only one mistake, there are other things...". How long until it's another "oh just one other little mistake"?

Don't you realise the severity of it? They were on the precipice of setting the precedent for written agreements to become meaningless, just to save face. Sorry, but that isn't just "one example", that's extreme.
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03/03/2021 11:24:22 6 4
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We did the exact same thing when threatening to break international law. it can't be bad when the EU do it and fine when we do it. It should be wrong across the board, so where is you condemnation of the tories for their actions?
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03/03/2021 12:06:58 2 1
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It is Johnson w you are talking about, isn't it???
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03/03/2021 10:46:40 0 8
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Brexit dividend.

Good riddance to them all...they add ZERO to GDP but put us all at risk with their gambling and gaming the system.

#theCityRIP
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03/03/2021 10:53:08 3 0
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Not sure where you got the idea that they add zero to GDP? Why do you think they contribute £92bn in taxes?
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03/03/2021 10:41:22 11 9
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Read the 4th paragraph in th earticle people:

"Amsterdam overtook London as EUROPES's top share trading hub in January".

That's perfectly understandable as many EU companies will naturally want to deal through one of their own...

...London - and BREXIT - is about Britain's position in he WORLD; the -remain types never understood that and probably never will.
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03/03/2021 10:47:10 4 2
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Nonsense. The World hasn't changed, just because we're out of the EU. There is no new market that couldn't have been reached whilst in the EU. The only chance of improving things is by deregulation, and that is a slippery slope, as we've previously seen. In the first instance the UK has to make up for what it's lost. We're already worse off.
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03/03/2021 10:44:49 28 22
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The world consists of 195 countries ... not just the 27 in the EU.
Odd how the UK moved back up to the 5th largest economy in the world even in a pandemic.
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03/03/2021 10:48:50 32 25
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The World consisted of 195 countries before Brexit as well. Nothing has changed, except we've lost a lot of existing businesses. The new business has to make up for the losses before we even get back to the status quo.
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03/03/2021 11:02:27 2 5
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The UK couldn't trade on its own terms with any country that has a trade agreement with the EU ...

Imagine being held back in class because your teacher doesn't want you to embarrass the other kids ... welcome to the EU where leveling up means the UK has to go backwards so the rest of the EU looks like its getting better.
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03/03/2021 11:01:24 4 4
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yeah UK lost its manufacturing when it joined EU. Great we finally left
353
03/03/2021 13:05:06 0 0
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We will gain a lot of new business. The EU is in decline.
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03/03/2021 10:48:52 12 11
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"Following new Brexit rules, EU-based banks wanting to buy European shares currently cannot trade via London, meaning a loss of fees for City firms."

Which is why 1,000 of them are setting up offices in the UK creating work and keeping the business in the UK
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03/03/2021 10:50:37 13 11
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Satellite companies, which will in no way compensate for that which has been lost.
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03/03/2021 11:28:45 0 1
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Netherlands is low tax state in EU ......why do you think the banks are there lol
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03/03/2021 10:49:26 8 8
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The Tory bots are fighting a rear-guard action on this one. After all it is Budget Day and they're on high alert.
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03/03/2021 10:44:04 3 0
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"The move would allow company founders to keep control over their companies by giving them deciding votes on big decisions such as mergers and takeovers."
How do you hold them to account then? If someone can always veto the majority position. Sounds like the UN security council who are useless.
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JGC
03/03/2021 10:49:38 0 2
bbc
Hold them to account … ????
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03/03/2021 10:48:52 12 11
bbc
"Following new Brexit rules, EU-based banks wanting to buy European shares currently cannot trade via London, meaning a loss of fees for City firms."

Which is why 1,000 of them are setting up offices in the UK creating work and keeping the business in the UK
85
03/03/2021 10:50:37 13 11
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Satellite companies, which will in no way compensate for that which has been lost.
95
03/03/2021 10:54:37 4 3
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Yet you predicted 10's of 1000's of jobs going, not new jobs being created.
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03/03/2021 10:58:30 3 2
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You mean satellite companies in the EU??

Yes, there are lots with their brass plates on doors in places like LUXEMBOURG.

Kills innovation and robs the European tax payer.

Juncker has plenty of wine in his cellar though...
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OwO
03/03/2021 11:15:21 1 1
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Show your working.
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Sam
03/03/2021 10:39:21 11 2
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What do you produce and why didn't you do this previously?
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03/03/2021 10:42:07 13 5
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Plants! Partially habit to import, partially lack of UK options. We have now started using mothballed facilities to produce more from scratch. It might be a niche industry, but it is a reasonably sized one with lots of room for expansion.
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03/03/2021 10:41:39 9 12
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One example sure, but there are plenty of examples of good work that theyve done in the past. but sure you guys latch onto the one thing that supports your argument sure
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03/03/2021 10:43:19 7 4
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Good work like the Euro - which is artificially propping up some economies whilst decimating others.
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03/03/2021 10:51:27 10 9
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U19265807
Brexit - still a dumb idea.
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Bit like nuclear weapons then.....but we still have them 65 years on. I wonder why?
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03/03/2021 10:34:22 45 42
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No need to worry, they'll be no E.U. in 10 years time.

Other countries have seen that life is normal in the UK without the E.U.
Others will follow soon.
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03/03/2021 10:51:36 10 4
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The EU was on the verge of rapid expansion just before the referendum. It's been on the verge of collapse ever since. Both are Brexiteer lies.
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03/03/2021 10:46:40 0 8
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Brexit dividend.

Good riddance to them all...they add ZERO to GDP but put us all at risk with their gambling and gaming the system.

#theCityRIP
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03/03/2021 10:53:08 3 0
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Not sure where you got the idea that they add zero to GDP? Why do you think they contribute £92bn in taxes?
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03/03/2021 10:53:26 7 6
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Competition is good ... it leads to innovation and new jobs.
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03/03/2021 10:58:56 6 9
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Try telling the EU that!
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03/03/2021 10:53:28 5 3
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Two points caught my eye.

1. With this rule, those buying shares have no input on 'big' decisions. If the company founders want to make all decisions then they should accept all the risks.

For investors, this gives them all of risks of being a shareholder and none of the powers.

2. Allowing a public company to only publicly trade 15% of it's shares. How can the market value those shares?.
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03/03/2021 10:53:34 18 13
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Over a 1000 EU Finance companies are in the process of opening offices in the UK. The UK should continue to look at the global picture.
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03/03/2021 11:03:45 13 14
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Satellites, to try to repair some of the access lost due to Brexit. Lipstick on a pig really.
165
03/03/2021 11:14:20 2 3
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UK is heading toward high skilled work force. Good scientific and engineering work force and high still immigration policy only now
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03/03/2021 12:00:03 0 1
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Ssssssh they dont like an inconvenient truth it messes with their agenda and brain
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03/03/2021 10:53:40 13 14
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The UK welcomes competition and innovation.

The EU hates competition and stifles innovation.
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03/03/2021 11:00:28 7 5
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EU likes cheap labour and low skills
85
03/03/2021 10:50:37 13 11
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Satellite companies, which will in no way compensate for that which has been lost.
95
03/03/2021 10:54:37 4 3
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Yet you predicted 10's of 1000's of jobs going, not new jobs being created.
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03/03/2021 11:08:03 2 2
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No I didn't. The City of London did, and it turned out "only" to be about 7,000
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03/03/2021 10:37:27 17 8
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The UK's practices and influence in the EU have been one of the major things holding it together. Without the UK's voice of reason the whole thing is on a much shakier ground.
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03/03/2021 10:54:43 7 7
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Yeah, fog in the Channel, EU cut off right?
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03/03/2021 10:30:09 38 17
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EU is now a rival to the UK. I am currently boycotting EU products. And my company has now bought most production in house and is working with UK rather than EU suppliers. BUY BRITISH to support our economy.
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03/03/2021 10:55:40 13 3
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Totally agree. I want signs up in supermarkets and on the roads saying BUY BRITISH! We need to start helping businesses bounce back by promoting a public sentiment of supporting British interests. I would recommend boycotting French goods first because of the derogatory way their politicians/media have behaved towards the UK. If we can encourage firms to float in the UK over Europe then great!
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03/03/2021 10:59:07 7 3
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I do buy the occasional French cider, as they make it properly not full of sugar like British brands. But I am unusual in that, and it is very limited, few pounds a week.Nearly all the cider on the shelves is British though! Most things I can source from the UK or other non EU countries.
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03/03/2021 13:36:33 0 1
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Sorry but that kind of petty nationalism isn't for me. If British companies want me to switch my custom to them, they'll have to improve their products - slapping a flag on them isn't going to cut it.
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03/03/2021 10:28:35 64 48
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How surprising, said no one.
The usual anti-Brexit brigade ranting over their loss
Time to move on guys, you'll change NOTHING
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03/03/2021 10:55:56 15 9
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Yet you still feel the urge to come here and tell us what to think.

The reality s that Brexit is slowly choking the UK.
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03/03/2021 10:51:40 3 7
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Amsterdam - Netherlands is a low tax state plus their economy is floated on illegal drug money
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03/03/2021 11:03:03 4 2
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Legal, not illegal.
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03/03/2021 10:35:12 4 3
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Comment posted by nitroxy, today at 10:31nitroxy
10:31
Banks, stock markets, hedge funds will find ways to avoid getting hurt..... It's the ordinary people/businesses/traders who will bear the brunt. They can't just relocate and have fish/fields/herds elsewhere. Brexit has done/will do further damage to UK (and EU) citizens, the top 5% will be fine as usual.
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So nothing changed then since Brexit
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03/03/2021 10:52:06 0 0
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elite make the money and offshore it