Mark Carney's Patience With Brexit Must Be Wearing Pretty Thin

Everyone wants to talk to the Bank of England governor about the EU referendum

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 Mark Carney ought to be getting pretty sick of Brexit.

It's not just that the topic dominated the Bank of England Governor's hour-long press conference in London on Thursday after the BOE published its quarterly Inflation Report. It's also overshadowing every conversation he has:

"This issue is the number one issue that is raised with me and my colleagues every single time we meet a fellow central bank governor, foreign finance minister, head of a major corporation internationally, head of a bank, head of an asset manager and, I would say, most domestic small and medium sized enterprises that we meet."

While there wasn't any insight in to whether the referendum also features in dinner-table discussions in the Carney household, it's likely the governor appreciates any break from the topic.

Carney, who also chairs the Financial Stability Board, made the comments in response to a question about the international implications of a Brexit, and he said ripples were likely:

"There's a possibility of a negative spillover to global financial conditions because of uncertainty generated in this country."

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