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The narrow obsession with economic data – experts trying to predict the future via share prices and currency exchange rates, like soothsayers reading the entrails of a chicken – is misplaced. It detracts from the key issues that really should be at the centre of the Brexit debate: the demand for more democracy and greater control, which people voted for last June.
The possible economic consequences of Brexit remain unclear, and were certainly uncertain in advance of the referendum. So what are the fearmongers’ warnings of inevitable economic catastrophe really saying to UK voters? That it does not matter what you think or want, the global financial markets must decide. Share prices and the exchange rate of the pound are the determining factors of history. Your vote is worthless by comparison; swallow your medicine and watch the markets.
The warnings of economic doom, like most anti-Brexit arguments, are ultimately underpinned by a contempt for the electorate. The British people, we have been assured this week, ‘did not vote to leave the European Single Market’. This is really the latest variation on the claim that people did not know what they were voting for. Instead, ‘low-information’ voters were apparently led astray by the ‘post-truth politics’ of populist demagogues.
But in fact people did vote to leave the European Single Market; you cannot belong to that trade bloc without accepting the basic rules of EU membership, which a majority voted to reject in the referendum. This was hardly kept secret from voters, not least because the Remain lobby – including every major political party, business leaders and European and international statesmen – banged on about the importance of the Single Market throughout the campaign.
Amazing what a numpty plonker! Why don't people in positions like this get it. It's a done deal! The people have spoken and history dictates that it will be and the peoples democratic decision will be respected.
originally posted by: 83Liberty
Listen to this!!
The SNP whistling and singing the EU's anthem, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", in the House of Commons.
Yeah the EU does have an anthem!
These SNP clowns still don't realise that wanting to be in the EU is not the way for an independent Scotland.
I really do love the deputy speakers interception to this.
Much respect for Lindsay Hoyle after watching more of him.
And it can be fatal. Iraq can testify to that! The real disease is greed and self interest, oh and the fact that politicians run governments and that is why nothing ever gets done that really benefits the masses!
originally posted by: teapot
originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Isn't that a disease?