The former mayor of New York, has a lot of people angry after making a comment about Britain’s decision to leave the EU. The 75-year-old Billionaire made his remarks at a technology conference in Boston on Friday night. At the conference, Bloomberg shared his thoughts on Brexit and said that the EU referendum was the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done”. He continued by saying “It is really hard to understand why a country that was doing so well wanted to ruin it.”
Bloomberg recently spent a week in the UK for the opening of his Bloomberg Financial News Services Headquarters in London. While there, he did an interview for The Guardian in which he declared “Would I have built my new headquarters here if I knew they were going to drop out? I’ve had some thoughts that maybe I wouldn’t have, but we are there.” His comments obviously didn’t go over well with Brexiteers. Some took to Twitter to express their utter disgust for his comments.
The media mogul is not alone, last week former attorney general Dominic Grieve warned that Britain’s economy and national security will suffer “for decades to come” after Brexit. However, Brexiteers are not so easily swayed and feel that leaving the EU has helped the country despite news headlines. While everyone waits to see exactly what will happen, Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday he wants an outline agreement with the EU on the transitional arrangements by the first quarter of 2018.
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