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Old Jan 17th 2020, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by DMajor View Post
No, still don't know what you're on about.
Try again.
With your research skills in your earlier post I don't see why you'd have a problem finding it yourself.

But since you asked...

October 2019 -
The government has denied it has misled parliament and that it is seeking to tear up provisions for workers’ rights after Brexit. The business minister Kwasi Kwarteng... dismissed reports employees’ rights would be slashed after Brexit as “way exaggerated”.
Note that he says 'way' exaggerated, suggesting not exaggerated, just exaggerated too much. So some slashing of rights to be expected.

I expect this is where you dismiss the report because it was in the Guardian but the Financial Times reported that the prime minister was willing to consider diverging from EU standards on the environment and workers’ rights.

So why consider diverging from EU standards if there's no possibility of diverging from EU standards?

So now we move up to date with the new withdrawal agreement bill (as referenced by the poster in the other thread) and we see the new bill "scraps or waters down a number of key protections that were in the last one published in October, when Johnson was trying to get the support of some backbench Labour MPs to get it through parliament. It removes an entire schedule that promised to protect workers’ rights, with the government suggesting this will now be dealt with in separate legislation."

Just unfounded speculation. Yes, of course, that's all it is.
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Old Jan 20th 2020, 7:06 pm
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Where's Fred? This'll have him frothing.....

Gibraltar considers joining EU’s Schengen open borders area to ease damage from Brexit
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The news just gets better every day now that project fear is dead and buried.

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2020/01/eu...R3oPYLfirXG8S4
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Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
The news just gets better every day now that project fear is dead and buried.

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2020/01/eu...R3oPYLfirXG8S4
Most of these will be EU companies already in the UK Financial Services sector, who'll need to be regulated by the UK post-Brexit, instead of being covered under EU law.
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Old Jan 21st 2020, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
The news just gets better every day now that project fear is dead and buried.

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2020/01/eu...R3oPYLfirXG8S4
Actually, let's take another look at this. Here's the headline MORE THAN A THOUSAND EUROPEAN FIRMS’ REVEAL WHY THEY’RE MOVING TO UK. Nowhere in the article does it actually give any reason why, nor any links to support either the above claim nor any of his other claims. And Political UK is a one-man blog run by a James Cooper.

I'd suggest it's purely clickbait for Brexiters.
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Old Jan 21st 2020, 4:45 pm
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Oh dear, Mrs Merkel is not a happy bunny.

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2020/01/bo..._lp7ONUImIl0R0


“It may give you some idea of the scale of the financial services in London when I say Canary Wharf alone is a bigger banking centre than the whole of Frankfurt”

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Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
Oh dear, Mrs Merkel is not a happy bunny.

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2020/01/bo..._lp7ONUImIl0R0
Again, the same one-man blog posting his opinion without provide a source. Clickbait.
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Again, the same one-man blog posting his opinion without provide a source. Clickbait.
I wouldn't bother too much with Mr. Dog's posts.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/take.../#post12762428

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Old Jan 21st 2020, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I wouldn't bother too much with Mr. Dog's posts.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/take.../#post12762428

Yes, shove your head in the sand as you may, Mrs Lioness,

but many thanks for the reminder of what is even more accurate now than it was back then.
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Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
Yes, shove your head in the sand as you may, Mrs Lioness,

but many thanks for the reminder of what is even more accurate now than it was back then.
I have no idea what you're angry about, nor what the sand is supposed to be.

The Brexit party holding the balance of power didn't quite work out though, did it.

Still, we're leaving, so you should probably just calm down before your blood pressure gets out of control
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Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
The news just gets better every day now that project fear is dead and buried.

https://politicaluk.co.uk/2020/01/eu...R3oPYLfirXG8S4

The photography is a nice touch. Subtle.

Anyway, here is a slightly less "loud" appraisal.

https://www.cityam.com/over-1000-eu-...-after-brexit/


EU firms have to open offices in the UK if they wish to continue to serve UK clients. UK firms have to do the same in the EU, and hundreds already have. That means about 7,000 UK jobs have moved with them to the EU countries, and 2,400 more will be hired by UK firms locally within the EU. It's not yet reported, that I can find, how many UK jobs will be created by the incoming EU firms' offices.

I'm pretty sure that international finance firms will do just fine either way, something I've said since the beginning. None of this was ever about, or for, "the people."

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Old Jan 21st 2020, 6:59 pm
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Over a trillion in assets have been moved to the EU as well. That's just a contingency though. If the UK is unable to accept to any kind of reasonable withdrawal or trade agreement, then it will be necessary to move a lot more.
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More than 1400 EU-based firms have applied for permission to operate in the UK after Brexit, with over 1000 of these planning to open their first UK office, according to a Freedom of Information request by Bovill. The FOI provides evidence that London and the UK will continue to be a leading player on the global financial stage after Brexit.

More than 1000 banks, asset managers, payments companies and insurers in the EU plan to open offices in post_Brexit so they can continue serving UK clients.

Not bad for a little island off the coast of Europe.
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Yes, I reckon our little island is doing quite nicely thank you very much.
according to ONS we have

Record high employment figures,

Lowest unemployment since 1975.

Wage earnings up 3.2 %

Inward investment in the past year Equivalent to Germany, Spain and Poland combined.

What’s not to like about that, Doom and Gloom merchants ?
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Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
Yes, I reckon our little island is doing quite nicely thank you very much.
according to ONS we have

Record high employment figures,

Lowest unemployment since 1975.

Wage earnings up 3.2 %

Inward investment in the past year Equivalent to Germany, Spain and Poland combined.

What’s not to like about that, Doom and Gloom merchants ?
Yup, all this success - while a fully paid up member of the EU.
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