Paris prepares red carpet for British bankers threatened by Brexit
French capital launches campaign to woo City financiers in case Britain votes to leave the EU
“We will be rolling out the red carpet,” said Jean-Louis Missika, a deputy mayor of Paris, at the launch of a campaign on Wednesday to attract financiers to the city in the event of a Brexit.
Such a gesture might seem unusual for a country that tends to have an ambivalent relationship with high finance. President François Hollande declared it his “enemy” in 2012 as he proposed soaking the rich with a 75 per cent tax rate.
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