highly skilled brits (and good taxpayers) are seeking ways to leave the UK and stay in the EU
-No evidence of this. Our NHS has actually increased the amount of skilled and clinical staff since the vote. We still attracted 100,000 in terms of net migration
that large employers are seeking to relocated to the mainland
-Moving admin centres perhaps. easyJet has opened an office in EU. Main ops still in UK. Several large companies have located to UK or increased UK presence. AstraZeneca are still building their largest facility here in the UK
There is. Still circumstancial, and especially tied to the fact that Brexit hasn't yet happened but numbers are starting to crop up here and there. For example:
Tech start-ups activate Brexit contingency plans
https://www.ft.com/content/c3a2ec46-134 ... ccc4c4dbbb
In a sign of the pace of change, Germany now has 3 per cent more skilled computer developers than the UK; last year it had 5 per cent fewer, according to data from Atomico, the venture capital group. French start-ups meanwhile agreed more funding deals than the UK for the first time in five years last year.
that your vegetables are rotting in the fields,
-No, they really aren't. Since 1945 we had temp visas for agri workers. We still have them for Bulgarian and Romanian workers. If the need is there we can simply role out the scheme to all countries.
Yes they are.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1591 ... U_workers/
The UK is a less attractive place to work compared to just a few months back. Salaries will have to match the new conditions.
Our economy is growing at very similar levels of France and Germany over the last two years as a whole. We have added jobs. Employment is at record highs. House prices are growing. People are still coming to the UK to work and set up business.
But it was bound to be much higher.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/busin ... 22756.html
2017 forecasts for UK (pre brexit) were ~2.1%. Those same forecasts gave ~1.5% for the eurozone,
In the end the eurozone grew 2.5% and the UK 1.7% It's not unreasonable to think Brexit has docked a full % point of growth at the very least, and over the long run it adds up. Some people are even putting that on a bus, too.
“Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week, says government’s own report.”
https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck ... ion-a-week
-We are still one of the biggest net contributors to the EU budget. How much does Canada pay for access to the SM? Nobody knows what deal we will end up with.
Canada doesn't pay., but then again Canada is the lowest possible common denominator. Anything over that (something that includes, for example financial passporting) requires substantial payments which are beyond the British government red lines.
But, as a rough guidance, Norway pays more per capita than the UK.