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Fool the people is what they try to do, however, not all are so much sheep like, nor stupid! Politicians of today are far worse than before and in my view their conduct and integrity is very poor! Salesmen and Lawyers can be dodgy but politicians well that's an all together different level!
originally posted by: eletheia
Well ...well...well Didn't he (George Osbourne get it all wrong.
Britain has recorded its biggest budget surplus for 18 years as tax receipts flood in
ahead of Brexit. The office for National Statics states that the government received
£2 billion more in taxes than it spent last month.
Borrowing year to date is well below target predicting that the annual deficit could
come in £13 billion lower than expected
The figures make a mockery of George Osborne's (where has he disappeared too?)
fear mongering warnings that leaving the EU would blow a hole in UK finances and
the UK would fall off a cliff ......
He warned that a vote to leave the EU would force the government to borrow up
to £77.8 billion as the economy tanked, tax receipts dwindled, and the welfare
In Fact the government borrowed £39.4 billion last year, and is on
course to borrow less £24 billion this year as tax receipts come in.
He predicted that unemployment would rise by up to 820,000 in the two years
after the referendum pushing the figures up to 7.6% .
In Fact in the two years since the referendum unemployment has
fallen by 280,000 and employment has risen and now stands at a 43 year low
George Osborne declared 'that a vote to leave would present an immediate
and profound shock to the economy and would push the UK economy into
There has been no recession since the referendum, and the economy is
clocking up two years of steady growth.
Osbourne warned that two years after the Brexit vote inflation would be
as high as 4.7% as the fall in the £ pushed up the cost of imports.
Although inflation did rise, it peaked at 3.1% in Nov of last year and now
stands at 2.5%.
OH ... Stop press *Good News* I have just heard on the news channel we
will still be able to get our BLT sandwiches.
There has clearly been a concerted effort on the part of many remainer's to muddy the waters and fool the people into thinking that leaving will be a disaster when in fact the longer term reality is the opposite! If there was another referendum then that would be the point at which referendums would no longer be a viable means of having the people make a decision on an important matter that effects us all. If the people already decided to leave then the only democratic outcome is a BREXIT regardless of the deal. Remember the PM's words, No deal is better than a Bad Deal and we are leaving! Whatever the deal we have already decide to leave. When you play roulette and the ball does not fall on your number you cant demand another spin! A peoples vote is just that and 2 people's votes makes it not a people's vote because you could argue the the results should be averaged out of 2 people's votes. No how ridiculous is that. Might as well make it best of three. 1 vote = democracy, 2 votes = no democracy!
originally posted by: 83Liberty
It really annoys me when politicians like Chuka Umunna and Nick Clegg demand another vote on the final deal, they even have the cheek to call it a "people's vote".
We had the people's vote on 23rd June 2016 and we decided to LEAVE.
The government clearly stated (verbally and in that £9million booklet they delivered through everyone's door) that they would honor the result of the referendum, and since then they have been purposely dragging their heels and causing as much problems as possible (like making up terms like hard and soft Brexit).
I would only accept another vote if.. Yes = Leave with Gov's final deal, No = Leave with no deal.
originally posted by: 83Liberty
You're completely correct in everything you have said.
It's just a shame that our MSM never make these points!
More evidence of their bias
originally posted by: RP2SticksOfDynamite
Boy they are desperate..........................
Brexit: Nationalism makes you weak, poor and morally insecure, EU warns