Cessna57 wrote:No, that's not true.. I haven't framed the question to agree with my bias. Also, neither of us have an answer yet, I haven't rubbed a crystal ball to get an answer, there isn't an answer YET.
I simply asked "Does anyone actually believe we are going to be better off after Brexit?"
You have answered "Yes" that you believe we will be.
I can only think that you mean we will be "better off" in a non fiscal way. I.E. Although we will be poorer, "having control" equates to being better off.
The problem with this is that works fine if you have enough money to eat. If you don't have enough money to eat (some will not), then you're not fussed who has control of the laws.
Oh you have. You really have. Your one dimensional rebuttal, underlines it.
So did I. So did mine. I've explained and understood my bias though.
Edit: I'm uncomfortable with what I just wrote in so much as it is too personal and I'm trying to maintain the mutual respect and decorum we've managed so far on this thread. If you felt offended please accept my apology.
On the wider point about the economy, I fear that many people have been suckered by appeals from authority instead of peeking beyond the headlines and lead paragraphs. This is the central thrust of Project Fear and it is working on many intelligent educated people BECAUSE it is an appeal from authority.
Taking for example the presentation of economic growth figures. All sorts of numbers are being bandied around, but they are consistently discussed as if they are actual money instead of a made up projection of something that has might, under specific yet undetermined circumstances, if nobody performs any mitigation, increase ever so slightly less less than another made up projection that isn't true either.
This would make a snake oil salesman blush, but strap on a corporate profit warning from a company with failing management, alongside an LSE paper from an EU funded academic, and bingo,...sane, educated people drink it in and repeat it to trusting family and friends, giving it a gloss of socially responsible credibility that it just doesn't deserve. They then repeat it, embellish it... and on it goes.
None (that's NONE) of the scary numbers are anywhere close to 2007/8, and yet here we all are in 2019 with a nation that's more prosperous and socially responsible than ever.
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