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nigelswift
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FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 28, 2016, 08:26
My small town will now lose its only bank, with massive consequences. Lloyds have said, specifically, that the Brexit outlook is partly to blame. The town will be in turmoil and I'll find it hard not to point out their anger needs to be seen against their enthusiasm for freedom from European rules a few weeks ago. In fact I'll be hard pressed to avoid using the term prats.
Captain Starlet
Captain Starlet
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Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 28, 2016, 19:08
Yup, knew about this before the vote, a lot of jobs are being shipped overseas, which means I don't get my job back
tjj
tjj
3357 posts

Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 29, 2016, 09:34
You can't help wondering if Lloyds are using Brexit as an excuse for drastically downsizing - as Captain Scarlet pointed out, it had already been on the cards. Things have been difficult for Lloyds since the banking crisis a few years back - I had banked with Lloyds all my adult life and considered myself a 'loyal' customer. About three years ago they decided to transfer my account to TSB (based on my sort code). I had no say whatever in this other than to open a new account. I didn't do that but went to a different bank completely. They are all moving to mobile phone and internet banking now though I will only go down that road when there are no other options left.
Kid Calamity
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Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 29, 2016, 09:42
Our design business has been informed that a major building project we'd been chasing for ages has been massively delayed, due to European funding being pulled, due to the UK leaving the union. We're expecting a few other jobs to die in the water, too.
spencer
spencer
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Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 29, 2016, 12:29
I'm inclined to agree that Brexit may be an excuse, hence not really a concrete impact. Branch closures, not just of Lloyds, are a fact of life now, sadly. 'Progress'. Small business, preferring counter service, I'm on my fourth branch of HSBC in two years, having been bumped from one t'other : (
nigelswift
7435 posts

Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 29, 2016, 12:38
Their Chief Exec was open that it was part natural change (internet banking etc) but also the prospect of post Brexit lower interest rates, meaning the closure programme had been accelerated. I'm buggered if I'm going to have my locals telling me it's not their fault. ;)
Captain Starlet
Captain Starlet
870 posts

Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Jul 29, 2016, 14:07
It's not just Lloyds, although they are in the headlines more, also HSBC and Morgan Stanley are shipping work overseas. I heard about this before the vote as I was working in banking at the time and if there's one constant it's that management are totally unable to keep quiet on anything!
Howburn Digger
Howburn Digger
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Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Aug 18, 2016, 20:40
"Oh if only we'd stayed in the EU... the lure of promised jobs and stuff would come true. The poor Banks say they can't afford to keep out village branch open anymore... because of Brexit. How could that majority of voters vote to leave?"
Those same poor fractional reserve bankers who robbed my pension, who have now decided that I'll have to work until I am 70. The same bankers who bankrupted this country and forced us into this ridiculous "austerity" stranglehold. Iceland jailed their bankers, took over the banks and refused austerity... they are fine now. We gave our fraudsters Queen's Awards and Knighthoods and we've still got austerity.
This is the same EU who decided to back a Nazi takeover of the Ukraine. This is a stark attempt to start a war in Europe. It now involves the USA and is an existential threat to Russia. The same EU who backed the proxy wars in the Middle East and who opened Europe's doors to righteously angry resentful millions who have been forced to flee their Middle Eastern homelands.
A Prat (who is also a Twat) at work told me that they were having to sell their holiday home in Crete because of Brexit. And that if France pulled out of the Euro they would also have to sell their gîte (they own both outright). I almost cried at how this cruel democratic world had inconvenienced her and her family...

https://youtu.be/MoZiOOD0HRU
Captain Starlet
Captain Starlet
870 posts

Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Aug 18, 2016, 20:47
When the financial crash happened in 2008 the building sector suffered greatly and a lot of projects were pulled. I was working for a utility (Gas & Electric) design company at the time and as a result of it I lost my job, along with 80% of staff there.

Starting to think I'm really bad at job timing!
nigelswift
7435 posts

Re: FFS: the first concrete impact
Sep 05, 2016, 08:12
On the day the PM thoroughly undermined the belief of millions of Brexiteers that there'd be a points based immigration system, at least one bloody immigrant says he's sodding off because of the vote http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/abd15962-7217-11e6-86e9-f128b239f408
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