Another problem is that because the worldwide economy is booming to such an extend, they have not gone into recession despite brexit. so they brexiteers can say “project fear” didnt come true etc. The issue is they have gone from the fastest growing economy in the G7 to the slowest growing since the vote. The effect of which costs their economy more than the 350 million a week from the infamous bus. And that’s before they even leave.
Representative of the IDA was on the radio the other day and he said that the UK used to be a huge competitor when trying to attract investment from the states and that is no longer the case. US companies want a base in the EU which is having huge knock on effect they wont feel for some time.
They also won’t get the financial passporting without pretty much signing up to a deal the same as being a member state.