This is a paraphrase from memory so might be a bit off…
On the Business News was an interview with Nigel. He was asked something like how they were going to keep London as the Financial Capital of Europe and would Brexit be more painful than expected… His answer?
“London is not the Financial Capital of Europe, London is The Financial Capital of the World!”
Thus shall it ever be… Hail Britannia…
At least some still know the value of being audacious and taking the world stage in grand style ;-)
To Nigel, and The United Kingdom!
At the moment, I am hoisting a Pint (a proper English pint made in the U.K., not those dodgy dinky American ones ;-) of Samuel Smith’s Pure Organic Lager. Shortly it will be followed by Samuel Smith’s Ale, and then the India Pale Ale, and then… well, we’ll see if I get that far! ;-) Why Samuel Smith’s? Well, it’s good, and available here, and he is a Smith ;-)
Being served at a nice “cool room temperature” of about 50 F (none of that flavor killing 32.0005 F American temperature…) in a nice 24 oz crystal mug emblazoned with “Pilsner Urquell” (it’s about time the E.U. was used to lift up the U.K… instead of the other way round).
And once again the Lion wakes and roars…
(For the first time in 40 years I’m tempted to dig Mum’s passport out of the files, march down to the embassy, and apply for my British Citizenship… 40 years back I started to do it, and was told “only Dad would do”. Sometime in between they changed to law to allow “Mum Too”, but by then the Satrapy U.K. was in full flow and “why bother”. But now, well, perhaps once the FBE Former British Empire members of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and USA get some free trade set up, it might be nice to spend some of my time, and money, back in England… half my family is there and I’ve not visited in 30? years. I need to find a way to be part of this. While cheering from the sidelines is fun and all, it is “time to be among them”… and I’m stuck here in California. I know, no sympathy for that, eh? ;-)