Goldman Sachs chief calls for second EU referendum
Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, has suggested Britain hold another referendum on whether to quit the European Union.
The global investment bank’s boss tweeted that while there was “lots of hand-wringing from CEOs over #Brexit” another vote could “make sure [the] consensus [is] still there”.
Goldman Sachs employs 6,000 staff in the UK, with a new London-based headquarters set for completion in March 2019 – the same month Britain is due to exit the EU.
The message is among a series of Brexit-related tweets by Mr Blankfein, who has posted just 26 times from his account.
Last month he raised eyebrows when he claimed he would “be spending a lot more time” in Frankfurt – as the German city seeks to gain from any major business lost in London following Brexit.
The major bank said it had agreed to rent office space at a new building in the financial hub, allowing for up to 1,000 staff.
He then tweeted a photo of its central London HQ amid its construction, adding that he was “expecting/hoping to fill it up, but so much outside our control”.