MEANWHILE, European business organisations led by the Confederation of British Industry trooped into Downing Street yesterday to complain of slow progress in Brexit talks and warn that companies could soon start deserting the UK.
Their fretting is in sharp contrast to the optimism of the great entrepreneur and industrialist Sir James Dyson, who believes Brexit, with or without a deal, offers ‘fantastic opportunities’.
Or Deutsche Bank boss John Cryan, who said scare stories about the City of London losing its clearing business at a cost of 74,000 jobs were ‘ridiculous’.
Let’s not forget that the CBI campaigned for Britain to join both the disastrous ERM and the single currency as well as supporting Remain. Sir James is one of the most successful businessmen in the world and Mr Cryan one of the City’s top bankers. Who should we believe? BY donating £38million to dementia research in Britain, Bill Gates shows that the great spirit of philanthropy is not dead. This is an unfashionable cause because it mainly affects the elderly, but it has a heartbreaking effect on families and desperately needs funding. With so many rich people interested only in hedonism, it’s good to see that at least some get their gratification from helping others.