Briefings for Britain, 18 June 2022, Professor Robert Tombs
Both Dominic Grieve and Stella Creasy, unsurprisingly, insisted that Brexit had been a disaster. Though Lord Hannan and I pointed out that none of the apocalyptic predictions made by the Remain campaign (including David Cameron, George Osborne, the CBI, The Treasury …) had actually happened, our opponents still insisted that we had taken a huge economic ‘hit’.
Much of their argument was very familiar from media reports over the years. That the City of London had supposedly ‘lost 7,000 jobs’ – a tiny proportion of the vast exodus predicted. And, in fact, almost balanced by 5,400 new City jobs supposedly created by Brexit. Large international banks, indeed, have increased their London staffing.
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