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City of London frets over Brexit

June 29th, 2016

Episode 761 of 861 episodes

EU leaders say Britain needs free movement of people to keep access to the single market. We hear more from the chair of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem. And workers in London's financial district are worried Britain might lose its 'passporting' rights of access for finance firms across Europe. Simon Gleeson, partner at law firm Clifford Chance explains what is at stake, and pro-Brexit economist Gerard Lyons tells us why he's not too worried. Also in the programme, the BBC's Benjie Guy reports on the mood in Brussels following Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Plus we talk to the environmentalist Jonathan Porritt about the impact Brexit is likely to have on Britain's agriculture sector. And the BBC's Mariko Oi reports on how Britain's decision to leave the EU is being felt in Japan.