There has been talk in the U.K. about possibly ditching the European Union for a while, and a vote on the issue was something Prime Minister David Cameron talked about during his reelection campaign.
Cameron has said the public will be able to vote on European Union membership before the end of 2017. And U.K. media even has a fun name for the potential exit from the E.U. — a 'Brexit."
In a statement, the bank said it is one of its responsibilities to assess the financial impact of government policies. The bank posted a response statement that said, in part, "It is not sensible to talk about this work publicly, in advance. But as with work done prior to the Scottish referendum, we will disclose the details of such work at the appropriate time."
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