Britain’s Finance Industry Would Benefit from “Brexit” Says Leave.EU
Britain’s financial services sector would have “everything to gain” if the country withdraws from the European Union, according to Leave.EU, one of the more vocal campaigns in favour of the so-called Brexit.
“The UK’s position as a world leader in financial services is not dependant on its membership of the European Union,” said campaign co-founder Aaron Banks in a press release dated January 11. “Outside the EU, we would be better placed to compete with the challenge coming from cities such as Hong Kong and Singapore.”
The Leave.EU campaign, which describes itself as “Britain’s fastest growing grassroots movement,” is responding to growing concern about the economic and financial ramifications of Britain’s exit from the 28-member EU. The initial press release was intended to introduce a series of media briefs designed to argue in favour of a Brexit and dispel myths perpetrated by the so-called “doom-mongers.”
“The doom-mongers have, for too long, got away with spreading their myths that we are too small, too poor and too stupid to run our own country,” Banks added. “These media briefs show the UK has a great deal to be proud about in business, culture, sport and the influence and opportunities these generate – despite our EU membership – rather than because of it.”
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