Goldman Sachs chief calls for second EU referendum

Posted On: 
17th November 2017

Lloyd Blankfein, the chief executive of Goldman Sachs, has suggested Britain hold another referendum on whether to quit the European Union.

Lloyd Blankfein has sent a series of tweets expressing scepticism about Britain's exit from the EU
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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”.