By 2nd February 2018 No Comments

– “A vote to leave is the gamble of the century. And it would be our children’s futures on the table if we were to roll the dice” (David Cameron, Former PM of the UK)

– “I don’t believe a Brexit will hurt the City of London as one of the largest financial centers in the world.” (Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Former Minister of Finance)

– “Brexit means Brexit. The public made their verdict.” (Theresa May, PM of UK)

– “If we can’t make it with Canada, I don’t think we can make it with the UK.” (Cecilia Malmstrom – EU Trade Commissioner)

– “Communism run by commissars from Moscow did not work, and nor will capitalism run by commissioners in Brussels. Both deny people their right to develop in their own way.” (Tony Benn, 1966 – British Politician, former EU MP)

– “Primary responsibility for Brexit lies with British conservatives, who took an entire continent hostage.” (Martin Schulz, Former President of the EU Parliament)

– “Brexit was not a historical accident, after all. It taught us where the EU’s real problems lie. And if we do not solve them, we will not prevent the anti-European currents in many EU countries, but rather encourage them.” (Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Former PM of Poland)

– “Young people voted on Brexit to remain by a considerable margin, but were outvoted. They were voting for their future, yet it has been taken from them.” (Tim Farron, British Lib.Democrat)

– “Some think that Brexit is the end of the world. It’s not. On the contrary, it’s a massive opportunity for this country.” (Boris Johnson, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

– “A smaller economy is bad for everyone. But if the UK becomes a powerhouse trading with the rest of the world then the opportunity for translation will grow exponentially.” (Richard Brooks, CEO of K International)

– “Yesterday’s shining heroes of Brexit have become the sorrowful heroes of today.” (Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission)

– “Companies that demonstrate value to consumers and work closely with grocers may be able to turn Brexit into an opportunity and win market share.” (Neil Coomber, Partner PWC UK)

– “Brexit is not just gonna benefit me; it’s gonna benefit other businesses here in the UK. It’s gonna help tourism, it’s gonna help exports.” (Donald Trump)

– “The Eurozone is economically moribund, persists with policies that have demonstrably failed, is indifferent to democracy, is run by a small, self-perpetuating elite, and is slowly dying.” (Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian)

– “We believe that the UK would have less influence in Europe and as a consequence, less influence globally.” (Barack Obama)

– “If they are given honest straightforward facts and they decide to leave, then that’s the decision the British people take. But if they decide to leave on the basis on inaccurate information…then I regard that to be deceitful.” (John Major, PM UK 1990-7)

– “Immigration was probably the driving thing behind Brexit.” (Tony Blair, PM UK 1997-2007)

– “I look forward to the day when the Westminster Parliament is just a council chamber in Europe.” (Kenneth Clarke, MP)

– “I put my money on Brexit. The EU Financial Stability Commissioner, Jonathan Hill from Britain, still owes me a pound.” (Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU Commission)

– “As for saying there’s going no free lunch for Britain, we paid so much into the EU budget over the years, we pretty much bought the damned restaurant”. (Iain Duncan Smith, MP)


and maybe the more “down-to-earth” one from export-oriented players among others:

– “In terms of our business, it wouldn’t be a huge problem but it would create a bit of issues for us in terms of custom costs. To be honest, we don’t have a strategy yet in case of Brexit happens.” (Vicky, British young entrepreneur)


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