In this video, our Council member, financial expert Graham Bishop, reviews the prospects for the City of London after Brexit.

He argues that the British government’s “Edinburgh reforms”, designed to help the City, are little more than pro-Brexit propaganda. They will usually make little difference and in some cases risk repeating the mistakes which led to the financial crisis of 2007-2009.

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Graham Bishop is an independent consultant on European political, financial, economic and budgetary integration as well as the founder of He is also a member of the Council of the Federal Trust and, he says, a ‘dedicated Europhile’. He has been a fixture in the City since 1972, beginning with Phillips & Drew and ending with Citi where he was a European bond analyst. Adviser to the Co-Chief Executives in Europe on European Financial Affairs.

John Stevens is the Chairman of the Federal Trust and a former Conservative MEP.


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