Com­ment

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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.

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