Dutch say hundreds of companies plotting Brexit switch

Capt Europe

LOL U WISH!

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:43 PM CET

Jacques Boote

The backstop, which is never intended to be used should have an escape clause that equally should never be intended to be used. 🙂

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:43 PM CET

Capt Europe

You know this medical agency that’s moving from London, is that the one where all the staff want to stay in London?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:45 PM CET

Jo Docus

@Capt Europe

“You know this medical agency that’s moving from London, is that the one where all the staff want to stay in London?”

But went anyway when their job moved? Got a point you want to make?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:50 PM CET

bony diver

Brits have long accepted short term, relatively minor loss of some jobs and capital investment in the sure knowledge, when we are free and democratic people again, their will not be enough space on the new foundations of enterprise we will build, to accommodate all new business with no space remaining for those who left.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:51 PM CET

Steuersklav Erei

Relocations are a one-off. The Dutch really need to pressure the EU for a UK-EU free trade deal after 29 March.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:51 PM CET

That’s right

So it begins, the decadence of a once prosperous country, by the hands of idiots, ignorants and trolls.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:51 PM CET

Stanley Strange

The Dutch government said it helped 42 companies move to the country in 2018 because of Brexit and is in talks with more than 250 others about a switch, according to a report out today.

Then what have they against Brexit ?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:52 PM CET

That’s right

(And billionaires of course, although they are all relocating to Europe)

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:52 PM CET

Stanley Strange

The majority in NI oppose the backstop.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 1:58 PM CET

Jo Docus

@Steuersklav Erei

“Relocations are a one-off. The Dutch really need to pressure the EU for a UK-EU free trade deal after 29 March.”

We do (and he already have been doing exactly that), but the EU is (a lot) more important to us than the UK. We’ll work through the EU and only through the EU, and that means we’ll have to compromise on lots of things, including the relationship with the UK.

When redlining Brexiteers forced us to chose, well, this is what happened.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:01 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Jo

Only a small minority left. No one wants to live in Europe apart from the 3rd world. What’s your point sweetheart?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:04 PM CET

Steuersklav Erei

@ Jo Docus

A free trade deal is not incompatible with any Brexiteer ‘red lines’ that I know of. The EU’s red lines prevent a UK-EU free trade deal.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:06 PM CET

Capt Europe

The Dutch had their own Waffen SS Division and fought very bravely for a united Europe led by Germany

You’d think they’d learn to pick the right side for once.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:07 PM CET

Anthony Chambers

How nice for them. I am sure all global banks will be adding sales offices to their branch network due to the loss of the EU passport. In most cases that will be about 10 people. Now if they had all moved to the same EU city and maybe 100 rather than 10. Maybe there would be a tiny chance that having so many specialists in one place might create large enough scale to have some meaningful impact. But let’s get real, it’s just not going to happen. Luckily UK city workers are professionals and when the next Euro crisis hits you will be treated fairly.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:15 PM CET

Murphy murphy

Japan is seeking tougher concessions from Britain in trade talks than it secured from the EU, while negotiations between London and Tokyo are also being slowed by the looming risk of no-deal Brexit. Japanese trade negotiators are confident they can extract better terms, the Financial Times reported, in a sign of the mounting difficulties facing UK officials as they attempt to line up post-Brexit trade deals around the world.
Japan and the EU began trading under a new free trade agreement this month, an arrangement that will be unavailable to the UK after Brexit. While officials from the UK and Japan are seeking to agree a bilateral deal, it will not be in place before 29 March when Britain is scheduled to leave the EU. The UK’s trade with Japan will also revert to World Trade Organization tariffs in the case of a no-deal Brexit. so reports the Business Press today

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:17 PM CET

Murphy murphy

UK plan to use no Tariffs WTO deal, most favoured nation clause means, no Tariffs for one member no tariffs for all WTO members, so there is zero incentive to make any trade deals with the UK

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:20 PM CET

Murphy murphy

Jo Docus.. 29th January,2019…The European Medicines Agency, one of the biggest EU regulators and one of the first casualties of Brexit, has closed its doors in the UK for the last time with the loss of 900 jobs. Staff lowered and folded up the 28 national flags that adorned the lobby in the company’s Canary Wharf headquarters in London on Friday night, bidding it farewell before moving to their new offices in Amsterdam.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:22 PM CET

Murphy murphy

Stanley Strange
The majority in NI oppose the backstop. No they do NOT, the DUP gets 32% of the vote there, so stop lying and be a decent human being

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:24 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

Capn

In your case, however, LOL I WISH

LOLOLOLOLOL

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:29 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

bony diver

Still posting your waterlogged comments from Davy Jones’s Locker?

That would no doubt account for all the gurgling and glugging.

🙂

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:35 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

Stanley Stranve.

How would you know about majority in N I? Interviewed every one of them?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:36 PM CET

Murphy murphy

Multinational micro-chip producer Intel is prepared to spend up to $8 billion (€7 billion) on a manufacturing facility in Dublin, just reported today in Ireland, so far all good news for a country that is striving and thriving

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:38 PM CET

Killter Patrick

Hilarious! The british comedy continues.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:38 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

bony diver

Oy gluggermouth

Would you kindly refrain from any usage of ‘we’ since you neither speak for nor represent the entire UK nation ?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:39 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

Capn

Yup and the Francis Crick Institute.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:40 PM CET

Matt Wood

I like Holland and the Dutch people but voted for Brexit because I do not want to be part of a Federal EU.

1,923 jobs hardly cause for alarm btw.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:46 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

Anthony Chambers

As one of those professionals please allow me to contradict you on the grounds of a absolute hogwash.

For the record what is your job in insurance?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:50 PM CET

Craig Lamont

“1,923 jobs and €291 million in investment” , “The figures also includes the transfer of the EU’s European Medicines Agency from London “.
Given that the EMA has around 600-800 staff and brings with it around €250m investment, once this total is subtracted from the total it makes less than spectacular reading.
1100 jobs and €41 m from 42 companies? This doesn’t suggest these are particularly BIG movements, rather it reads like companies registering business within the EU to give easier access to the European markets. All of which could have been avoided if a trade deal had been worked on and completed during the transition period…. Now who insisted this couldn’t happen? The EU or the UK?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:52 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

Capn Europe

What an insult to the people of the Netherlands and in particular those who served in the Resistance.

Any objection if I forward copy of your comment to De Telegraaf, Volkskrant and the Dutch Resistance Museum?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:55 PM CET

Jo Docus

@Steuersklav Erei

“A free trade deal is not incompatible with any Brexiteer ‘red lines’ that I know of. The EU’s red lines prevent a UK-EU free trade deal.”

I’m not entirely sure whether you mean the withdrawal agreement or the future trade agreements.

If you mean the WA, how about the red line on the custom’s union? And the red line on the backstop? And the one on free movement of people? What about Barnier’s slide?

If you mean the future trade agreement, you understand that the EU can’t just throw open its borders to a country that’s just left the Customs Union and is expected to diverge from the EU on product regulations, worker protection, tax, don’t you?

And how can we do an all-encompassing FTA with a country which is expected to try and conclude a plethora of FTA’s with countries we’ve been negotiating with for years (Like the US, India, Brazil, Australia to name but a few)?

And how do we prevent the UK selling easy access into the EU? How are we to keep out unfair competition caused by the UK adopting diverging standards from the EU? How do we stop US hormone beef from being turned into products (with a 55% markup) in the UK, stickered ‘made in UK’, and shipped on? How can we conclude FTA’s with other countries if they can just route whatever they want to the UK, slap a sticker on it, cook up the paperwork, and ship it on?

If the EU brings up objections to a simple FTA with the UK it does so for very good reasons (most of which we support).

Why do you think it takes so long to do an FTA? There are enormous interests involved that need to be examined and resolved in dreary, mind-numbing detail. You don’t ‘just do an FTA’.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:56 PM CET

Patricia Wilson

Craggy Lamont

Have you checked out the Francis Crick Institute yet? Or all the plush hotels in the St Pancras -Euston area?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:58 PM CET

Jo Docus

@Capt Europe

“Only a small minority left. No one wants to live in Europe apart from the 3rd world.”

Apart from lots of British expats who’d rather stay where they are, even if it means a new nationality?

“What’s your point sweetheart?”

Errm … don’t try to be sarcastic will you? It’s like watching a poodle trying to play the trombone.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 2:59 PM CET

John C. O´Jones

Excellent article.
The UK is like a dead animal now.
Like carrion.
The rest of the world will eat the leftovers

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:02 PM CET

Donal O’Brien

Dear Comment

Of course it’s only wise for Company’s to cover Themselves,Clients & Staff

In placing Brass Plates to be Viewed for Regestration and Residency
To facilities Legal requirements in Countrys of the EU

I can assure you it also facilititats those Companies inside the EU which mean to carry on their very Lucrative Trade with the UK

Any self respecting properly managed company would be foolish not to safeguard
there sale of product and the interest/security of their Staff

O by the way
Just to inform the Eurotrolls most recent information from the Bank of England

Britain is at Full Employment and Peoples
Salaries have increased

No need for Scaremongering

The only fact of importance that details TRUTH is the Following

29th of March 2019 SOVEREIGNTY/FREEDOM

YIPPEE YIPPEE AGAIN YIPPEE

CHEERS FOR BREXIT
DONAL O’BRIEN

P.S

And a Big High to BLUE BELL

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:04 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

A tiny minority of Dutch citizens were in the resistance.

The Dutch SS Division was massive

Are u a history denier Pat?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:07 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

The French SS were the bravest, they defended the bunker so our Russian allies couldn’t take it on May Day

Do u deny history Pat?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:09 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

There’s always been a lot of support in Europe for a Gernan led Europe, even in Ireland during ww2

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:11 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

An lot of European citizens fought for Germany because they feared international socialism but embraced a Gernan led socialist Europe

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:13 PM CET

Capt Europe

The Norwegian SS is my favourite though. They really do know how to fight

A Belgium SS officer was the Fuhurers favorite. Can you name him?

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:16 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

the fuhurer said, if I had a son it’d want him to be Léon Degrelle. He was a Belgium SS officer.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:20 PM CET

Craig Lamont

@ Patricia Du Walter Mitty
“Craggy Lamont
Have you checked out the Francis Crick Institute yet? Or all the plush hotels in the St Pancras -Euston area?”
??? What?
Are you having some sort of ‘moment’?
I suspect you have tried a search on my nom du plume or my IP address? Might I be correct?
Be very careful my chubby little friend. #Knowledgegivesstrengthtothearm

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:22 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

are any good a maths? It’s just when you add up the people who claim to have been resistance fighters, I’m surprised the Germans could muster together a single man let alone millions of volunteers.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:23 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi Pat

The history of Europe is different from the version the EU would like you to know

Europe is a continent of collaborators not resistance fighters.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:26 PM CET

Miles O’Toole

@Murphy murphy
Multinational micro-chip producer Intel is prepared to spend up to $8 billion (€7 billion) on a manufacturing facility in Dublin

Sounds good, everyone in Ireland will be able to have one on each shoulder.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:38 PM CET

florin silberman

@ Capt Europe,
Priscilla/Patricia is only able to answer back once and expecting not to be challenged because she has a psychological urge to have the definitive and last word, but she has no more ammunition for a second round.
Interesting (and true) list of collaborators by the way. There are a few more (Austria, ex Yugoslavia, etc)

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:41 PM CET

Capt Europe

Hi florin

I’ve never seen such blind faith in an international treaty as with the EU Treaties and the deluded little Europeaner

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:49 PM CET

Steuersklav Erei

@ Jo Docus

‘What about the red line on the customs union’?

A customs union is not a free trade deal. If the UK wanted to be in a customs union with the EU it would never be able to secure independent trade deals with the rest of the world (which is the whole point of Brexit).

‘The red line on the backstop’

If the UK ceded Northern Ireland to the EU, the rest of the UK would be indefinitely trapped as a vassal state. It would never be able to leave the EU customs union without the EU’s permission (i.e no free trade deals). You and I know this was the whole point of the EU’S ‘backstop’, and it’s tiresome to keep going over the same ground.

‘And the one on free movement of people’

What’s free movement got to do with free trade deals? Did the EU insist on free movement when it agreed free trade deals with Canada and Japan?

‘What about Barnier’s slide?’

I know what you mean. We are obviously a pair of political junkies who need to get a life! In all seriousness, your last comments prove that all the impediments placed in the way of a UK-EU free trade deal come from the EU, entirely for POLITICAL reasons. EU integration used trade as a ploy from the start.

Also the EU needs to keep the UK as a consumer and employer of last resort for Germany’s destabilising trade surplus and Germany’s catastrophic and job-destroying Eurozone experiment. Keeping the UK either in the EU or as an EU vassal fulfils this policy aim and allows Frankfurt to keep the Euro alive on German terms. Once those Eurozone refugees no longer get automatic rights to taxpayer-subsidided jobs in the UK, then Frankfurt starts to panic.

So EU/German strategy has always been either to get the UK to reverse Brexit or to force the UK into a vassal state via the ‘backstop’ fraud. Failing that there will be a ‘no deal’ Brexit (WTO terms). But the EU always thought ‘something would happen’ in the UK either to reverse Brexit before 29 March 2019 or turn the UK into an EU vassal (via the proposed ‘Withdrawal Agreement’.

This hasn’t happened, and Merkel, Selmayr and Juncker haven’t got a clue. One thing is certain, the idea of a free trade deal never crossed their minds. So that will be a nice warm thought for your market garden and meat/dairy industries about to go into recession because of the loss of their UK market.

Posted on 2/9/19 | 3:52 PM CET

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