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    Quote Originally Posted by RandBlade View Post
    Hopefully clearing will be sorted, but there's a difference of course between trillions in assets nominally changing jurisdictions and billions or trillions in taxes doing so. Many companies seem to have set up a glorified PO Box in Europe for holding the assets while keeping the jobs and real work in London so it will be interesting to see as time goes on how that affects taxation.

    I like the logic in the article that, far from being so big that financial services needed dealing with, that financial services are 'big enough to look after themselves'. The simple reality is that financial services are so big and so global that its important London is a rule setter not a rule taker. Hence its not as simple as "agree a deal".
    You seem to forget that the rules set in case the City survives, will not be decided in Westminster.
    Congratulations America

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    It isn’t a threat,it’s reality. We treat fish from the UK now exactly the same as fish from Indonesia. Britain in a true Global Britain way.
    Congratulations America

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    You seem to forget that the rules set in case the City survives, will not be decided in Westminster.
    Actually that's the point. They will be.
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    ℬeing upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    It isn’t a threat,it’s reality. We treat fish from the UK now exactly the same as fish from Indonesia. Britain in a true Global Britain way.
    I was just trying to fit in some puns
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
    — Bill Gates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    ℬeing upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    First major divergence in banking rules - City going tougher than Europe. Good luck cashing in your software during a credit crunch, what a bizarre decision by the EU.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    ℬeing upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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    Anyone else confused by the pathetic way in which the British government keeps telling they will take one issue or another up with the EU or the members of the EU?

    What's feeding this idea that we have time to palaver about what they don't like about having left this time.

    One of the issues was the ability of British performers having to apply for a separate work permit for every single country where they want to go on stage. Again the tired promise to talk to the members. But this time it's even a bit more pathetic because during the negotiations the idea of a 90-day visa free period for temporary workers was rejected by the UK. Do they think any EU capital is unaware of this fact? Do they really expect the members to undermine the EU positions where these are so clearly in the best interest of all members?
    Congratulations America

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    Wasn't sure whether to put this in the Brexit, Covid or UK politics thread but this is extremely interesting. There's been reports that with much of hospitality closed in the UK due to Covid that many migrants who'd come here to work had "returned home" rather than stay in the UK paying high rents without income coming in. These are the changes on employment levels in Oct-Dec 2020 compared with a year earlier:

    Total -542k
    UK born +251k
    EU born -497k
    Non EU born -298k

    And within the EU born:

    EU14 'Western Europe' -58k
    EU8 'Eastern Europe' -302k
    EU2 'Romania & Bulgaria' -138k

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentand...tionalityemp06

    Helps explain why unemployment hasn't become an issue during the last year. I'm absolutely flabbergasted to see UK born figures up by a quarter of a million during a pandemic, I'd have expected it to be well down.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    ℬeing upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

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