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Leaving the EU., the good news (for a change).

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lexus300, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    European investors are taking major bets on the UK economy, more than doubling investment in Britain over the past three years.

    Uncertainty around Brexit has not stopped companies on the continent from embarking on a major deal spree in the UK, indicating faith in the economy’s long-term prospects among foreign money managers.

    Buyers in the EU have snapped up 553 UK assets through mergers and acquisitions and private placements in the past year, according to S&P Capital IQ data.

    Purchases of companies, property and stakes in fast-growing firms totalled $31.1bn over the past 12 months.
    Europeans double UK investment since Brexit vote
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Is this an example of 'taking back control'?
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  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Just pointing out that business does what it does regardless of the people. Tomorrow they will do what they want as well and the day after. The people are not part of the equation other than to supply cheapest possible labour. Plenty of companies moved abroad or stopped investment before Brexit as they will after and of course reverse that when it suits them.
  4. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Britain is a world leader in
    Britain is seen as pretty stable and prices of our assets are seen as quite low at the moment, so profits could be made in the mid term. Investment is always good news, but this will largely benefit London, not Leave voting areas in the North and Midlands. I doubt if much of the investment is in manufacturing.
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  5. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    You two beat me to it.

    I love the consistency of Lexus's thinking.

    One also should wonder about the future of these investments- how many will see their trademarks & designs boxed up and shipped out?
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  6. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Its celebrating that globalisation carries on as normal, with all the benefits it brings to many, but of course many dont benefit at all. The response is to put in more protection from foreign speculators of our assets, regions, farmers, vital industries, small businesses, land, property and workers by curtailing and controling the free international market that Britain has been a prime advocate of. That would make us more like France and less like the USA.
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  7. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Who knows where the money will go and therein lies many a tale.
  8. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

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  9. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Although, to quote the part of your article you accidentally omitted ...

    "Overall, though, the number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates has risen by 8,000 over the past year, the NMC’s figures show, because more of those health professionals who have been trained in the UK have joined the NMC’s register and fewer have left.

    The headline total has also been boosted by a big rise in the number of nurses and midwives from outside the EU coming to work in the UK. It has leapt from 2,720 last year to 6,157, an increase of 3,437 (126%)."​
  10. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Given controlling immigration was a major factor in many people votong leave, this is a little ironic.
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    "Controlling immigration" means deciding how many immigrants the UK needs, from where and what skills and/or qualifications they should have. It does not mean "preventing immigration" - even Nigel Farage admits that !!!

    So, nothing ironic at all - not even a little ironic. :D
  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The UK can happily decide how many immigrants it needs

    Whether it will get them is another story.
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  13. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    It is when health professionals from the EU are leaving because of Brexit to be replaced by health professionals from elsewhere in the world.
  14. amoral_savoy_mink

    amoral_savoy_mink New commenter

    Don't you believe in immigration equality?
  15. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Why is that ironic? Are you opposed to health professionals from India or other non-EU countries for some racist reason?
  16. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Please don't be insulting.:mad:
  17. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Not the point I was making.
  18. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Well there must be some reason why you seem to think it "ironic" that non-EU immigrants should be employed in the NHS rather than EU immigrants. Perhaps you don't want to tell us?
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  19. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    OK - I'll spell it out.
    The irony is that many people voted for Brexit in order to control immigration.
    What they have got is immigrants from one part of the world leaving, and being replaced by immigrants from other parts of the world.
    I doubt that's what Leavers intended or expected.
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  20. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Yes, they felt that it should be controlled by the UK government, not by the EU.

    Yes, we all know that the NHS depends on immigrants and the UK government (not the EU) has determined that more non-EU professionals should be allowed in to fill vacancies.

    I think it is exactly what Leavers (and Remainers) expected. Anyone who has been to a GP, to a health centre or to hospital is likely to know that the UK depends on health workers from overseas.

    I see nothing ironic in that. I fear your irony detector may have malfunctioned. :(

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