The question now is, how to turn a crisis into an opportunity.
The UK's financial services sector has been planning for a considerably reduced market access.
A no-deal Brexit means the immediate imposition of import duties and various controls on UK-EU trade.
Some banks are moving their operations out of London. Others are moving in to serve British clients they might not be able to reach from the EU.
There are early indicators that London’s fortunes could be shifting.
The EU has ruled out any cherry picking from the UK for things like single market access for financial services.
The Conservatives may be willing to sacrifice what’s left of the UK’s beleaguered social model to maintain the City’s global status.
The one audience that was prepared for a hard Brexit, it seems, was the City of London.
Research shows that the way meritocracy is discussed can actually curtail opportunities for social mobility.
Corruption in Nigeria is not something that can be blamed solely on multinationals. It is much, much more complex.