On 31 Jan 2018 at 2:45pm Clive the man. wrote:
The economic case against Brexit is now unarguable.Except to the brainwashed Brexit fanatics.
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On 31 Jan 2018 at 3:24pm Mike wrote:
I'm going to write to Jeremy and get hime to reverse the decisuon. That is why I live in a democracy.
On 31 Jan 2018 at 4:01pm Cernunnos wrote:
Is there a risk that these projections may be far too optimistic? I have in mind that if Brexit throws a million people out of work for starters, then that may be far from the end of it. There will then be far less money in the economy. So there are likely to be knock-on bankruptcies, further job losses, and then more bankruptcies, alongside a catastrophic decline in new global investment in the UK. What parallel political scenario might we then envisage?
British politics will be turned into a blame game. The Brexiteers will have enough money and media clout to deflect the blame onto foreigners - the EU who won't let us have cake and eat it, or the Koreans who won't give us a good trade deal, or perhaps Trump contemptuously boasting that Britain is under his thumb.
Right-wing zealots, perhaps forming a new party, will insist that only they can make Brexit a success, by standing up to the evil foreigners. This will ensure further catastrophic economic consequences. Isolationism, and potentially even a drift toward war, will drag Britain further downward. Within barely a century, British Empire will be replaced by British ignominy.
On 31 Jan 2018 at 4:44pm Ex Pat wrote:
Couldn't care less. Enjoy yourselves over there! I'm going back to my sun lounger. CHEERS!
On 31 Jan 2018 at 7:05pm Brainman wrote:
Why should I believe any economic forecast that's not written on the side of a bus?
On 31 Jan 2018 at 7:21pm The people wrote:
Previous reports issued by the Government have proved to be pessimistic and no reason why we should believe this latest report. The restrictions placed on UK if we stay in will cost the country far more.
On 31 Jan 2018 at 7:46pm Absurd wrote:
The whole mess is a nightmare - for reasons I've gone into before and can't muster the energy to reiterate only to have someone calling themselves "the people" or some variant on it shout that "the British people have spoken" (they sound like robots on the blink). But what does make me laugh - with incredulity rather than amusement - is that on the right we have a prime minister who voted remain forcing herself to be pro leave, while on the left we have a leader who obviously voted leave trying to pretend to both remainers and leavers that he's on their side whilst refusing to be drawn on which he actually voted (obviously leave). A sad and sorry muddle. Leavers, thanks so much for this fine mess that we'll be reaping the dubious rewards of the rest of our lives as well as our children's.
On 31 Jan 2018 at 7:54pm Q wrote:
Imagine if you asked all the above posters to come up with a Brexit forecast, in other words if every participant was thoroughly biased against Brexit as indeed the whole of Whitehall is. So they feed into the machine all the worst case scenarios they can think of believing the whole of "project fear" to be known fact like Missande on Game of Thrones saying "it is known". So who really is surprised at the outcome.
It seems that Brexit is postponed for my lifetime anyway, but if it were to go ahead who can really say how the huge increase in wealth and power that is happening throughout Asia will play out and how it will effect the EU and the U.K. My view is that the EU is too concerned with holding the project together and will not react correctly or adequately or quickly enough to the external challenges.
We will have the opportunity to be different, to play to our strengths.
I have always thought that a united currency, the Euro, can only really serve one economy. The EU is not yet one economy. It has a north and south and east and west aspects that are not being served by the single currency and the central bank. There is no doubt that the major beneficiary of the Euro is Germany and the EU is run mainly in the interest of the German economy with a nod to France. Our vote never carried any weight compared to those two and our interests have suffered because of it. We are better off out and they will be able to get on with their project.
On 31 Jan 2018 at 10:19pm marlen wrote:
If these ‚experts‘ had managed to predict the financial crisis a few years ago I might consider their opinion.
Why are people so gullible, so ready to believe what ever supports their stance? A sad circus indeed.
On 31 Jan 2018 at 11:00pm Cracker Barrel wrote:
Scientists have developed a simple test to detect the early stages of Alzheimers and dementia. All that is required is a simple question . "Did you vote to leave the EU?" If the answer is "yes" then there is a high probability that they are suffering from one of these conditions. If the answer is "I cannot remember" they are definately suffering the conditions and probably voted to leave. If they said "certainly not" they retain full cognitive capacity and should live without impairment for many years.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 11:26am endoftheouse wrote:
Bad for big business but good for cheaper food and clothes. That'll will suit me.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 12:54pm Stonemam wrote:
Get them foriegner lovers out NOW!
On 1 Feb 2018 at 12:57pm @marien wrote:
You better consider their opinion then. A number of 'experts' published papers in the mid 2000s predicting global debt and the banking crisis. No one listened because that would mean not being able to borrow money they had no chance of paying back.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 5:35pm @endoftheouse wrote:
Have you not already noticed the hikes in price at the supermarket?
On 1 Feb 2018 at 6:06pm endoftheouse wrote:
Not when using the Mysupermarket website. Sometimes you have to help yourself. You gorgers have never been any good with your money. That's why so many of you will be suffering with your interest only mortgages in the near future.
On 1 Feb 2018 at 8:03pm @endoftheouse wrote:
I'm perfectly responsible with my money thanks and I don't have an interest only mortgage. I do however prefer to shop in an actual physical shop and to buy my food from real humans with whom I might engage in conversation. Call me old fashioned. In such places, prices have indeed gone up since we voted ourselves out of the EU
On 1 Feb 2018 at 8:19pm The people wrote:
Absurd, well you are well named.