Shocker! Siemens Stays After All

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Siemens was splashed all over the papers this morning with an announcement from CEO Joe Kaeser that ze German mega-corp was “here to stay.” During the referendum campaign, Siemens was one of the most high-profile companies to back Remain. They even threatened to leave Britain, claiming:

“This uncertainty, and threat of increased costs, could make the UK a less attractive place to do business and may become a factor when Siemens is considering future investment here.”

Did anyone swallow Siemens’ spin?

Today their CEO says with his tail between his legs: “We never said the UK is in bad shape if it leaves the EU”. Another Project Fear porky doesn’t come true…




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Quote of the Day

Philip Hammond uses a trip to Berlin to mock the Foreign Secretary:

“A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. Wise words with some applicability to the Brexit negotiations although I try to discourage talk of “cake” amongst my colleagues.”

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