There are a few inept clodhoppers in the Brexit camp who simply can’t grasp that immigration fears are real enough and do not need any more emphasis. But The Slog begs all truly thoughtful Brits to set aside the odd sign of Leave ineptitude, and stick instead to the real focus: the Remaindeer lies are unsupported and invented tosh designed to scare us into cowardice. On the other hand, with every day that passes, the Reasons to Leave just keep on growing – ALL supported by facts.
A couple of guidelines to help those mining for truth in the above Telegraph piece. First, manufacturing as a percentage of UK gdp has fallen disastrously, and continues to fall: its growth still lags behind services. And second, a major B2B business study (see Slogs passim, various) last month showed almost no ‘factory bosses’ anywhere with a Brexit syndrome to shake off in the first place. This is just more of the Remaindeer’s bollocks on show.
Another cracker. First, the assumption that the sell-off was Brexit-related. What about the China futures wobble then? Second, last week the Torygraph’s hero Sir Liealot Crosby told us all the Brexit campaign was failing and falling away. He was wrong…as the Slog predicted. And third, who givesAF what the stock market thinks about Brexit? Name me one major event the FTSE has called right since 2008. The stock markets applauded QE, Zirp, Abenomics, the derivatives sector, the euro and Draghi’s pointless eurozone stimulation. They’re a braindead cross between a betting shop and a cockfight.
Get into the above piece of ‘journalism’, and you will read four sweeping predictions by the Obsessive Economic Compulsive Disorder – not one of which has any statistical support whatsoever. It didn’t even explain what the chain reaction would be. On this basis, it was up there with Fru Fru Lagarde’s on last night’s BBC1 Brexit documentary. This unqualified, unproven and incompetent woman (due to face corruption charges in France) simply sat there and said “this is our considered view”. Unabashed by the interviewer’s reminder of how many times she’d been wrong, Lagarde answered, “Well you know, we all make mistakes”.
To counter this, here is the final result of The Slog’s Twitter poll about Brexit effect hype:
So well done Lynton, you’re obviously playing a blinder.
By contrast, more factual reasons to Brexit:
#178: Jean-Claude Juncker, unelected and inebriate President of the EC, wants more money to be stumped up for stimulation of the euroeconomy. Britain is not in the euro, yet somehow it has managed to become the biggest contributor, with €8.5 billion euros shovelled out of our budgets. Nobody seems to know what J-C Drunker did with the money; but now he wants more…to include use outside the EU.
He knows not what he is at, and Britain is powerless to say no.
#179: Italy has had its deficit control crime ‘waived’. I’m sure that’s going to help a great deal: clearly, we are saved.
#180: Confirming The Slog’s observations on the ground here, the French ministry of Tourism has confirmed that all visitor targets for the industry will be missed. The rain has been bucketing down here for over a week now, and several roads to the north are impassable. An open-ended rail strike is under way in France, with many services cancelled – part of the ongoing series of strikes to protest Troika-hatched labour ‘reforms’. Anyone noticed Jeremy Corbyn expressing solidarity? Thought not. The country is also in the grip of Air and oil delivery strikes.
Juncker is not accountable, Italy is unsalvageable, and the austerity programme is suicidal. The EU is not going to protect labour rights, it is going to crush them.