Apple CEO Cook optimistic about Britain’s future outside the European Union

“Apple CEO Tim Cook says the technology giant is committed to Britain’s future outside the European Union,” The Associated Press reports. “Cook said after meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that he’s optimistic about the country’s prospects.”

“Cook says Apple is ‘doubling down on a huge headquarters in the Battersea area and we’re leaving significant space there to expand,'” AP reports. “He says ‘we’re a big believer in the UK , we think you’ll be just fine … yes, there will be bumps in the road along the way, but the U.K.’s going to be fine.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, the UK is going to be just fine post-Brexit.

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  1. I don’t see any reason for this optimism. They’ve announced today that our government will need to borrow an extra £220 million pounds a week as a result of Brexit. Anyone who believes that isn’t going to result in cuts in in education, healthcare, social care, or local amenties has swallowed a couple of litres of Farageade. Some will profit, most will be worse off.

  2. Hearsay at this point.

    Cook also talked with the mayor of London, likely about putting the Battersea headquarters on hold until Britain gets its collective head out of its arse. Trading is not improved when you go from a leading member of the biggest trading bloc on the planet and instead assume former-empire island outsider status begging for better bargaining leverage. Why would emerging countries with populations many times that of the UK offer better trading deals to Britain alone than they do to the EU today? Especially if the primary reason for Brexit amongst the ill-educated classes is to restrict free travel of workers? If we don’t like dealing people with different skin pigmentation then the UK shouldn’t have attempted to colonize them.

    Bottom line, nobody in the tech industry supports isolationism in Britain or over in the USA. Look how well North Korea’s isolationism has served them.

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