Tim Cook, the brexiter and anti-EU

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by giggles, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. giggles macrumors 6502

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    At every stop of his recent tour of the UK, Mr. Cook never missed a chance to stress how everything is gonna be fine with brexit and how success stories need to trump fake alarming brexit news stories.

    He didn't have to. He didn't have to name Brexit specifically. He didn't need to pretend to be an economist or European politicts expert. (that's one of the ways "fake news" start, the irony)

    Is this his (so mature) revenge against the EU for the "disagreements" about taxes?
     
  2. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Sure, why not? The EU never misses a chance to offend and harass everyone (especially US corporations).
     
  3. giggles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where by harass you mean ask a fair share of taxes.
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    To recap

    top elected officials (both European and American) usually* have the self restraint and respect to show a "maybe we'd do that differently, but we don't mean to mess with your internal politics or comment on it, it's your call" attitude. (*Trump and part of his administration being the obvious exception)

    Cook, elected by nobody (but making money off hundreds of million EU citizens, and using EU infrastructures roads banks and security forces to conduct his business), freely comment on this or that going into specific issues and basically pat on UK back for brexiting. (imagine a EU company making billions in the US and patting Texas on the back for seceding, if that ever happenend)

    I hope he's just trying to have a "it is what it is, it's happened, let's just work with what we have" attitude but it doesn't seem like it.
     
  4. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Your original post seems to imply that Tim Cook suddenly…. magically…. overnight…. has become a right-wing Trump-loving American nationalist-protectionist Brexit-coddler. :rolleyes:

    Uh, did you just suddenly forget that this same Tim Cook has been an outspoken critic of many policies of the same Trump administration?? Amnesia much?

    How about coming to a sensible conclusion: He's just trying to take a middle road. Appealing to both sides of the spectrum. After all, Apple products and the Apple brand, in order to continue to sell successfully and grow globally, has to appeal to all political affiliations.
     
  5. shinji macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible Theresa May wanted Tim Cook to say that to reassure investors skittish over the UK's post-Brexit economic future?

    And although the decision was made by UK voters, it's not a purely internal matter because it directly impacts multinationals like Apple who are operating in the UK and have no idea what future trade deals are going to look like.
     
  6. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

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    He's just playing cool.
    I've seen this behavior in lots of different people. It's simply avoiding panic and trying to stabilize markets.
    We will probably never know what Tim really thinks about Brexit.
     
  7. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. To paraphrase Michael Jordan: "Republicans buy Apple Products too."
     
  8. Kimcha macrumors regular

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    Making money "off" hundreds of million EU citizens?

    How about providing valuable products and services millions of EU citizens love; creating jobs; pushing up the GDPs of EU countries AND on top of that paying all the tax he is legally required to...

    And why wouldn't he not be entitled to an opinion and comment on the issue?

    Apparently you are entitles to your opinion and to spread it around here, but somehow he is not?
     
  9. giggles thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where to start...actually let's just finish. Companies are companies and they develop a mutual, complex relationship with the states they operate in. Part of this relationship probably should be walking on a fine line when it comes to politics, if nothing objectively outrageous is happening.

    And of course he's entitled to an opinion as much as anyone else, but in case you didn't notice he's on some kind of head of state tour (apparently that's a thing). Not exactly like doing small talk at the local bar or internet forum.
     
  10. firestarter macrumors 603

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    He's a smart guy. He knows it's the right thing for the UK to do.

    'Project fear' was fake news. We can see that now.

    The EU will tear itself apart over the next two years anyhow.

    Brexit != Trump
     
  11. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Trump said it himself. He is Mister Brexit.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. firestarter macrumors 603

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    He's referring to the surprise win that Brexit was... and indeed his win was.

    Also he shared some similar tactics.

    However the politics of Brexit is completely different to Trump.
     

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