As mentioned before here, I have no stake in whether or not the UK will leave Europe. Glynsky and Philippa cannot wait to leave.
As far as I can see, the discussion is way past reason. Politicians and media are willing to lie through their teeth, to motivate voters one way or another. Whether it is through videos full of lies, or misleading statistics and graphics.
Quick question, Glynsky, if exports and employment were so rosy, how come the UK has the highest debt ever? How come the debt keeps growing in this phase of ‘everything is brilliant here’?
I do not expect the following to change anyone’s mind.
Today, the German minister of finance made a very clear statement:
In is in, out is out.
He was referring to the question, what status the UK would have after the Brexit. He said, the UK cannot expect to maintain any beneficial status. Neither similar to Norway, nor Switzerland. You cannot vote to leave the common market and continue to benefit from it.
And that sounds quite reasonable to me. I am aware, that most Brits will see this as yet another interference by an outsider. Stubborn Brexit supporters will say: now more than ever.
So, why am I posting this anyway?
Because Brits have a history of ignoring statements from German finance officials. In September 1992 they ignored a statement by the head of the German central bank. That lead to what is now known as Black Wednesday, the crash of the GBP.
Interesting times are ahead of us,