My brother-in-law has just retired after more than 35 years of loyal service with his employer, UK banking giant HSBC. He was not a greedy banker, just a rank and file employee – a solid accountant – so I forgive him for working for a bank that has recklessly shut more branches in recent years than any of its rivals.
Despite what some high-profile politicians predicted before the EU referendum vote, the UK economy is rocking along very nicely post 23 June. The scourge of inflation is under control for the time being – 0.6% as measured by the latest Consumer Prices Index (CPI) – while the employment rate at 74.5% is at its joint highest level since comparable records began 45 years ago.
What interesting times we live in now that the nation has voted to do a Brexit.We have witnessed political musical chairs played out in the corridors of Westminster – and Labour has yet to stop moving its furniture.
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