Jim Armitage

Jim Armitage is the City editor of The Independent and London Evening Standard group of newspapers. He has been a reporter and editor for more than 20 years and was recently shortlisted for the Press Gazette financial journalist of the year and The Society of Editors financial journalist of the year awards. He contributes news, investigative reports and comment to the Independent titles plus a daily column in the Evening Standard.

Brexit Britain: why investors shouldn’t give up on us just yet

So far, among the printable descriptions, company bosses have called it the biggest foot-shooting exercise in history, ballot-box masochism and even “a self-skinning turkey” – presumably referring to the poultry voting for Christmas. If there’s one thing you can say for it, the Leave vote has unified business.