Brussels failed to harm Britain’s major economic industries after Brexit, Lord Powell said. Margaret Thatcher’s former adviser told Chubb the City of London has resisted threats from the European Union since Brexit. He pointed out that there were more people working in the small square mile of the City of London than in the entire city of Frankfurt, which had once hoped to overtake the British capital as a financial center after Brexit.
” Does this ring a bell ! It’s not going to change.
“If the Europeans want to make difficulties with financial services, they will try, in order to recover some of the business for themselves.
“But I have no doubts that London will remain one of the world’s four financial centers, alongside New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. “
He said the British capital would remain dominant as a leading financial center after Brexit.
Mr Gnodde added: ‘Look at the last century and the problems this country has been through and we have absolutely no doubts that the British people will take it back. “
Earlier this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admitted that talks to admit Britain into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) were “well advanced.”
Comprised of Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, the bloc was worth £ 110 billion in trade British in 2019.