Theresa May warned companies could leave the UK after a Brexit vote!

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Found 26th Oct 2016
In comments made before the referendum but only now released to the Guardian, Mrs May conceded that “a lot of people will invest” in Britain “because it is the UK in Europe”.

Mrs May is reported to have said: “I think the economic arguments are clear. I think being part of a 500-million trading bloc is significant for us.

"I think, as I was saying to you a little earlier, that one of the issues is that a lot of people will invest here in the UK because it is the UK in Europe.

“If we were not in Europe, I think there would be firms and companies who would be looking to say, do they need to develop a mainland Europe presence rather than a UK presence? So I think there are definite benefits for us in economic terms.”

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Nice to see you starting early today

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Treboeth

Nice to see you starting early today



7:30 isn't early during half-term X)

Shouldn't the caption say, "Well, there it was", seeing this is what she said before the Brexit vote?

But it was people' fear how funding some (too many) of 500 million trading bloc people is ever possible because there is no single bloc in taxation, pension and a single social welfare system. Namely if 1 million people moved borders then 1 million people worth of pension, tax, social services also move borders. And if Amazon does its taxation calculation in Luxembourg then it would pay exactly the same tax under uniform taxation. That's the other prerequisite of being in same trading bloc because at the end of the day trading benefits serve the people of the trading bloc uniformly.
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So 1 million immigrants compulsorily force building of infrastructure, houses and social services to support them , so that service levels are maintained as for rest of local population , all paid for due to increase in economic benefits. But sadly this did not happen enough since 1973
Edited by: "splender" 26th Oct 2016

And if economic benefits were net positive, which I don't doubt, then why all social services are in decline, where's the money gone with wealth generated from companies stationed here as springboard to 500 million people markets? Hence since 1973, if this wasn't obvious may be a factor why negative outlook to the whole thing.

Marking this as spam as I'm growing tired of the daily Brexit-themed threads.

All the comment shows is that politicians just say the first thing that comes into their head and then contradict themselves a few days later; by which time most people have forgotten what they originally said.

That does though, probably, mean that Mrs May is neither in favour of nor against Brexit - a typical politician's stance?

RossD89

Marking this as spam as I'm growing tired of the daily Brexit-themed … Marking this as spam as I'm growing tired of the daily Brexit-themed threads.


Don't you have some past form on the misuse of the spam button?

RonChew

Don't you have some past form on the misuse of the spam button?



No

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Predikuesi

Shouldn't the caption say, "Well, there it was", seeing this is what she … Shouldn't the caption say, "Well, there it was", seeing this is what she said before the Brexit vote?



Of course, if you believe her opinion has changed since then.

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RonChew

Don't you have some past form on the misuse of the spam button?



If he wants to spam it then it's up to him. Most would probably just ignore a thread they weren't interested in but if he feels like this isn't right for the forum then that's fine.

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Of course, if you believe her opinion has changed since then.



No, I do not believe her personal opinions have changed, but they don't count towards our exit from Europe.

RonChew

What's this then?



9 months ago and you remember this! It's either serious stalking or you've got nothing better to do in your life!

RonChew

What's this then?



Id call it rather pathetic on your part, but fair enough. Truth be told I had forgotten about that...

Predikuesi

9 months ago and you remember this! It's either serious stalking or … 9 months ago and you remember this! It's either serious stalking or you've got nothing better to do in your life!


It took 30 seconds and 2 clicks to find that! If that's serious stalking then your replying to comments on here probably means that you have some sort of obsessive personality disorder - which, I'm sure that you haven't!

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Predikuesi

No, I do not believe her personal opinions have changed, but they don't … No, I do not believe her personal opinions have changed, but they don't count towards our exit from Europe.



Except she'll be integral to negotiation strategy and she's just told her opponent that she believes her course of action will lead to jobs leaving Britain.

You might be able to help here though - I'm at a loss for any other instance in British history where a leader takes a course of action they believe will detrimentally affect the British economy.

She was a remainer. So, obviously she would have said Pro-EU comments.
I don't understand what the fuss is all about ?

vote UKIP in 2020 if brexit dont happen

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zworld

She was a remainer. So, obviously she would have said Pro-EU comments.I … She was a remainer. So, obviously she would have said Pro-EU comments.I don't understand what the fuss is all about ?



She acknowledged that Brexit could lead to companies leaving this country. Do you not understand the significance of that to the economy, or the significance of the EU now knowing that she understands what's at risk during negotiations?

Cannot spam just anything as this would be too much loading work for mods and against rules, best not to read thread containing possible bile, vile, sile, tile, dile, file, kile, mile, nile...

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psmith1958

vote UKIP in 2020 if brexit dont happen



By 2020 UKIP will be confined to the dustbin of history and you'll have a new far-right party to vote for. I'll miss the purple rosettes though.

RossD89

Id call it rather pathetic on your part, but fair enough. Truth be told I … Id call it rather pathetic on your part, but fair enough. Truth be told I had forgotten about that...


And reporting something as spam because you are tired of certain sorts of thread isn't just a bit of pathetic attention-seeking?

I'm always amazed that anyone can think that advertising the fact that they have reported something can make them look clever.

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RonChew

And reporting something as spam because you are tired of certain sorts of … And reporting something as spam because you are tired of certain sorts of thread isn't just a bit of pathetic attention-seeking? I'm always amazed that anyone can think that advertising the fact that they have reported something can make them look clever.



Ignore him. The guy had no interest in this thread so he spammed it and is now trying to take it off topic.

So ignore him. As it is 'I'm growing tired of it' probably isn't a valid reason for spamming a thread.
Edited by: "HotEnglishAndWelshDeals" 26th Oct 2016

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

Except she'll be integral to negotiation strategy and she's just told her … Except she'll be integral to negotiation strategy and she's just told her opponent that she believes her course of action will lead to jobs leaving Britain.You might be able to help here though - I'm at a loss for any other instance in British history where a leader takes a course of action they believe will detrimentally affect the British economy.



I'll get back to you on that one after I reread my three volume set of "This Sceptred Isle".
Until then, we live in time when almost the whole world is a mess. It seems to me that leaders are making it up as they go along, and I don't think many of them have much of a notion regarding the outcome.

RonChew

your replying to comments on here probably means that you have some sort … your replying to comments on here probably means that you have some sort of obsessive personality disorder - which, I'm sure that you haven't!



I'm a bit worried about replying to your posts now! Duh, I've done it again oO



Edited by: "Predikuesi" 26th Oct 2016

Predikuesi

I'll get back to you on that one after I reread my three volume set of … I'll get back to you on that one after I reread my three volume set of "This Sceptred Isle".Until then, we live in time when almost the whole world is a mess. It seems to me that leaders are making it up as they go along, and I don't think many of them have much of a notion regarding the outcome.


It is all due to almost the entire culture post war with the rot starting in the early 1960s. One of which is massive walk away from manufacturing and production, closing down of one of our main sources of income, hence massive current account deficit since 1983 every year to now. Just look at those products whose packaging says established or founded in 1825, 1884, 1759 ... but made totally abroad and with call centres abroad plus executives live as non-doms. Unlike Germany, these owners and executives, together with the unions did not do what the mittelstadt did and do in Germany. Therefore we did not have long term industrial strategy to craft our future outcome. Instead we preferred to craft imported products. Yes, you are right, almost every leader here works independently and looking after short term outcome to maximise gains or to objectives and targets which result them remain in office or in power.

When we entered EEC , it was $2.4 to £ , 3 Swiss Francs to £ and about 8 Deutche Marks to £, and when Euro came in it was €1.6 to £. The EU definitely gave us in UK economic and financial benefits, but the failure was ourselves collectively, not because of immigrants as they too were positive economically and financially.
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As for leaving Europe or staying in Europe, immigrants or not, this is a sideshow, the main show is to reverse the strategic factors which led to our decline as aforementioned, easy to find plenty of such factors on the internet written by emminent past politicians, nobel prize economists and Oxbridge+LSE academics, such as $2.4 to £1 in 1973. Why or why it is $1.2 to £1 now even with the might of the city financial services?! If we don't get on with it, it will soon be $1 to £1 (in two years).
Edited by: "splender" 26th Oct 2016

HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/26/theresa-may-warned-companies-could-leave-the-uk-after-a-brexit-v/https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/25/exclusive-leaked-recording-shows-what-theresa-may-really-thinks-about-brexithttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/leaked-recordings-reveal-theresa-may-s-pro-eu-stance-ahead-of-brexit-vote-a7380286.html



I dont get what you want? or what you expect, you can keep throwing all these reports and quotes at us, but it doesn't change that the vote was for leave. and article 50 will happen?

a little off topic but relevant, Eurogamer most recent podcast opened with them playing all the negative comments they received as part of the story they ran with the Nintendo NX(Switch) being a Tablet with removable controllers. to me it came across as gloating and bad winners.

It reminded me of you HEAWD, because you seem to gloat in the fact that the Brexit is having currently an negative effect on the Economy, how is that productive? how is that going to better our fortunes? how are you conceding to the fact that a majority of disgruntled Britains told you and your type they arent happy?

because all I see is you gloating on the negative and trying to turn it into everyone else's fault, perhaps you should of done more pre-brexit to reassure those who voted out, or how about...

now I know this is hard to understand but...

listened to teh problems of the lower classes, you know those that run the country from the bottom up, so the rest can pretend they control the country.

I think there is definately a high probability which will lead to job losses and loss of confidence. It will certainly be a messy divorce where Britain will be the man in this break up.

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haritori

I dont get what you want? or what you expect, you can keep throwing all … I dont get what you want? or what you expect, you can keep throwing all these reports and quotes at us, but it doesn't change that the vote was for leave. and article 50 will happen?a little off topic but relevant, Eurogamer most recent podcast opened with them playing all the negative comments they received as part of the story they ran with the Nintendo NX(Switch) being a Tablet with removable controllers. to me it came across as gloating and bad winners. It reminded me of you HEAWD, because you seem to gloat in the fact that the Brexit is having currently an negative effect on the Economy, how is that productive? how is that going to better our fortunes? how are you conceding to the fact that a majority of disgruntled Britains told you and your type they arent happy?because all I see is you gloating on the negative and trying to turn it into everyone else's fault, perhaps you should of done more pre-brexit to reassure those who voted out, or how about...now I know this is hard to understand but...listened to teh problems of the lower classes, you know those that run the country from the bottom up, so the rest can pretend they control the country.



We did tell you pre-Brexit and now you have your Prime Minister being shown telling you exactly what is likely to happen.

Why me and people like me continue the discussion (not here, but in places that matter) is because the matter isn't settled. No country is going to willingly damage it's economy long-term.

Just to add, if you take the opposite view to me that Brexit will occur then this is further evidence that jobs are likely to be lost and one may actually affect you. Or maybe the economy will weaken and your family will be affected by something like public service costs affecting families and children.
Edited by: "HotEnglishAndWelshDeals" 26th Oct 2016

haritori

It reminded me of you HEAWD, because you seem to gloat in the fact that … It reminded me of you HEAWD, because you seem to gloat in the fact that the Brexit is having currently an negative effect on the Economy, how is that productive? how is that going to better our fortunes? how are you conceding to the fact that a majority of disgruntled Britains told you and your type they arent happy?



If the PM and her group of politicians can't make a positive out of this then you can't really ask HEAWD to be "more productive" about the situation.

Brexit Blinkers - this whole rhetoric about staying positive and seeing the good not the bad really doesn't work when the economy is up **** creek with no paddles.

mutley1

I think there is definately a high probability which will lead to job … I think there is definately a high probability which will lead to job losses and loss of confidence. It will certainly be a messy divorce where Britain will be the man in this break up.




Well thats it I say we have to have a Second Referendum Now oO

Should we send flowers and chocolates in the mean time

Treboeth

Well thats it I say we have to have a Second Referendum Now oOShould we … Well thats it I say we have to have a Second Referendum Now oOShould we send flowers and chocolates in the mean time



flowers and chocolates are always acceptable to me as an apology. i would expect a soppy sorry note as well mind

haritori

I dont get what you want? or what you expect, you can keep throwing all … I dont get what you want? or what you expect, you can keep throwing all these reports and quotes at us, but it doesn't change that the vote was for leave. and article 50 will happen?a little off topic but relevant, Eurogamer most recent podcast opened with them playing all the negative comments they received as part of the story they ran with the Nintendo NX(Switch) being a Tablet with removable controllers. to me it came across as gloating and bad winners. It reminded me of you HEAWD, because you seem to gloat in the fact that the Brexit is having currently an negative effect on the Economy, how is that productive? how is that going to better our fortunes? how are you conceding to the fact that a majority of disgruntled Britains told you and your type they arent happy?because all I see is you gloating on the negative and trying to turn it into everyone else's fault, perhaps you should of done more pre-brexit to reassure those who voted out, or how about...now I know this is hard to understand but...listened to teh problems of the lower classes, you know those that run the country from the bottom up, so the rest can pretend they control the country.


Let me get this straight. you don't like it because Eurogamer (whoever they are) came across as gloating and bad winners. Then you proceed to point out that a majority of people voted for Brexit and everyone else has to accept it. A little ironic, don't you think?

mutley1

flowers and chocolates are always acceptable to me as an apology. i … flowers and chocolates are always acceptable to me as an apology. i would expect a soppy sorry note as well mind


Do you know of a site where I could find some deals on these items X)

Original Poster

Bear in mind that these comments came at a private talk given to Goldman Sachs and has now been 'leaked', and you'll have an understanding of the mood of the City.

Treboeth

Do you know of a site where I could find some deals on these items X)



i find tesco to be great for cheap flowers and expensive chocolates (_;)

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