Happy Brexit Day?

A short from Dr Mike Galsworthy spokesperson for Scientists for the EU; he is normally well worth listening to.

“Happy Brexit Day! But why aren’t the tabloids celebrating? None of them dare mention it on their front pages today despite bigging up “Independence Day” last year. Here’s why… they know the mood is changing and they have no new fool’s gold to sell. The public are starting to tire of the arrogant fantasy. Increasingly they see Brexit for the mess it is. The good thing is that we’re now getting the education about Europe that we never had over 40 years. We also have a good shot at overturning Brexit if the public want to – having strengthened the EU by our misadventure”.

Happy Brexit Day

Happy Brexit Day! But why aren't the tabloids celebrating? None of them dare mention it on their front pages today despite bigging up "Independence Day" last year. Here's why… they know the mood is changing and they have no new fool's gold to sell. The public are starting to tire of the arrogant fantasy. Increasingly they see Brexit for the mess it is. The good thing is that we're now getting the education about Europe that we never had over 40 years. We also have a good shot at overturning Brexit if the public want to – having strengthened the EU by our misadventure.

Posted by Scientists for EU on Saturday, 24 June 2017

Comments

  1. Jeni Parsons aka havantaclu -

    Excellent video which needs to be widely seen. I’ve tweeted it in the hope that some of my friends who were in favour of Brexit will finally smell the coffee.

  2. Geoff -

    Brexit V Reality………….according to Professor Wren-Lewis, brexit has been good economists predictions but we cannot feel happy at the result

    I’ve used his recent blog to add some of my own thoughts.
    1 the pound has plummeted
    2 the bank of England had to further cut interest rates and reintroduce Q.E. but rather than investing in our economy the money has been used to prop up the housing market
    3 Trump like the Brexiteers lied throughout their campaigns now the world has both and we see what that means
    4 Trade deals have been made more difficult not easier
    5 invoking article 50 was a mistake. Instead of “taking back control” it has given all the negotiating advantages to the EU
    6 vanity projects like the recent general election have further weakened the UK but let’s all be thankful for May and her mirror mirror on the wall position, it’s given us the chance to stop their mad project
    7 using immigration and ordinary working people as pawns has, is and will backfire on them
    8 Tory out of date ideology and patriotism is collapsing around their arrogant ears
    9 they have capitulated from their strong and stable nonsense. If Brexit means anything, it has allowed us to see the folly and the lies.
    10 if the UK leaves, it will be at the very time of change within Europe. Trade is flowing into the EU, not Britain, recovery is on the way, change is in the air, debate is flowing and brexit has revealed the weaknesses, so it is good for all the wrong reasons
    Brexit doesn’t mean Brexit, it’s time for us anti-brexiteers to be strong and stable and fight for the changes needed both in the UK and within Europe.

    https://mainlymacro.blogspot.fr/2017/06/brexiteers-versus-economists-one-year-on.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+MainlyMacro+(mainly+macro)

    1. Sean Danaher -

      Geoff
      Simon Wren-Lewis is one of the economists I have greatest faith in and I try to keep an eye on his “Mainly Macro” blog. Sadly I think he is largely correct and your list is about right. I’m not sure if Brexit can be reversed however in the short term. The European Medicines Agency seems set to leave London but the decision has been postponed till the 14th of November. Similarly the banking agency. Guy Verhofstadt thinks if the UK is let back in that the rebate will be gone but that may not be the case. There seems to be a lemming like fatalism in the UK at the moment. If only Labour would come out strongly against Brexit there might be a short term chance. May still seems reliant on the mad hard Brexit faction of the Tory party and the DUP so who knows what way it will go.

  3. Geoff -

    Since the GE and resulting hung parliament, the ground has shifted considerably. It does seem to me that the Labour Party has an opportunity to now challenge the economic orthodoxy so long fed to us. To educate the voting public about where the money comes from to pay for a socially responsible program. There’s a very good article in the New Socialist magazine which goes someway to explain Corbyns position visa vie the PLP and how they are continuing to undermine him. I think Labour are in a difficult position regarding what they say about brexit but education of it’s real consequences, as it begins to unravel, could be the next step in moving public opinion further.
    I live in hope that even if brexit is not stopped we see a Norway style deal.

    https://newsocialist.org.uk/a-vow-of-silence-a-chronicle-of/

    1. Sean Danaher -

      Hi
      agreed. I am however old enough to remember the GE of 1983 when Foot lost disastrously against Thatcher. I was scared that that might happen again and was thoroughly delighted that Corbyn did so well but disappointed that the Torys together with the DUP could just scrape a majority. I was never a Blairite but to be fair I would score the first Blair government 8/10 dropping to about 6/10 by the time Labour left office. I think many “Blairites” believe that a proper Social Democrat agenda will never win power and were convinced the GE would be a disaster. I’m a big tent person and believe people like Yvette Cooper need to be on our side.

      On economics I was delighted when the Corbyn team set up the Economics Advisory Committee with such high calibre people as Simon Wren_Lewis and Ann Pettifor but I understand it only met once and is now defunct. I understand Ann is still involved but am not convinced Corbyn and McDonnell really understand MMT.

      It will be interesting to watch as Brexit unravels; I do hope the penny drops before it is too late.

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