The Guardian view on the economics of Brexit: running wild risks is not British | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

Here’s a historic, must-read editorial from the Guardian. It argues that economists are agreed, as they never were on the euro, that quitting the EU will make Britain poorer. The Guardian considers it strange, in an economically conservative country, that many are refusing to listen.

Source: The Guardian view on the economics of Brexit: running wild risks is not British | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Economist lead this weak describes the refusal to listen to the evidence as post-truth politics. The context is clear, a move to the extreme right with racist views prevailing.

The UK is right to be unhappy with the EU and its often biased policies. Hopefully, common sense will prevail and the UK will decide to influence Europe from within rather than take on the extreme risks of being an outsider.

Thoughts?

Regardless of ‘Brexit’ Vote, Experts Say, E.U. Must Rethink Status Quo – The New York Times

Here’s an excellent article by Jim Yardley, NYT station chief in Rome. Yardley considers the tribulations for the euro, a debt standoff with Greece and a flawed approach to migration all having inflamed the angry nationalism spreading across the Continent and Britain.

Source: Regardless of ‘Brexit’ Vote, Experts Say, E.U. Must Rethink Status Quo – The New York Times

Personally, I agree with the thrust of Yardley’s argument. For sure, the EU needs radical reform otherwise it will fall apart. The policies of the EU, often at Germany’s instigation and in Germany’s best interests, have been deeply divisive and unfair.

Despite everything, if Britain votes to Remain in the EU, it is likely to be an important catalyst for change. Europe has seen fascists in power before and the consequences were horrific. It is time for radical change not implosion.

Thoughts?