Jeremy Leach, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partners Group, commented:
“Brexit will not be as hard as many people fear. The UK is the second largest importer of German goods by value and Berlin will be leading the discussions to ensure an equitable deal is reached with the UK.
“Referendums on EU exits will no doubt be at issue during the elections due in France and Germany this year and in Italy next year and that will take the focus off the UK. If another country looks to leave the UK – and Greece is a likely candidate given the weight of its financial debt – then the UK might be seen as the first to leave the EU before even deeper problems set in.”