Opinion – @MikeBloomberg on Brexit choice between bad and worse – Bloomberg.com

Former NY mayor and Bloomberg founder makes some powerful points in this op-ed. Let me give you a flavour:

Exactly how this catastrophic failure of leadership will be resolved is hard to say. No forthright pro-EU candidate for the highest office has emerged in either party. The country seems exhausted, and calls for a second referendum to reverse the Brexit choice is falling on deaf ears. Nothing short of a major political crisis seems capable of breaking the collective paralysis.

Yesterday, I touched on the subject of the looming Brexit crisis, with a British lady with keen understanding of current affairs – she was a Brexit voter. After I shared my usual argument in favour of  polar solutions, ‘very hard’ Vs. ‘very soft’, she weakly replied, ‘well, there’s no point in worrying about what we can’t change’.

I have been thinking about Bloomberg’s looming catastrophe and the British lady’s ‘head in the sand attitude’ and sharpening my own thoughts and personal plans.

My conclusion is simple. Brexit will happen and severe economic consequences will follow. The British people will vote the Tories out of power at the next election and they will pin their hopes on a Far Left Labour Government. Eventually, many British people will press their own personal ‘panic button’. Thoughts?


Boris Johnson reveals his four Brexit ‘red lines’ for Theresa May – The Sun

The popular tabloid, the Sun, reports on an exclusive interview with Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary. The Sun highlights in bold print that Johnson has laid out his four red lines for Brexit, insisting the  transition period must last “not a second more” than two years. It points out that all his demands  go further than the agreed Cabinet position.

Source: Boris Johnson reveals his four Brexit ‘red lines’ for Theresa May

Reading the Sun article at face value, it’s all crystal clear. Why all the nonsense?

Johnson, as usual has no research evidence to back his views. He qualifies his argument as based on ‘talking to lots of people’. Similarly, Johnson’s argument lacks intellectual rigour, As usual, Johnson forgets that ‘the devil’s in the detail’.

The is simply Johnson challenging Theresa May’s government position, once again, for his own political aspirations. The truth, the evidence and what’s in the UK’s best interests are all subordinated. Meanwhile, the Sun smells a story that it can sell to its readers whom it mislead about the risks of Brexit.

Perhaps, the follow up will be, ‘Boris is back?’