Boris Johnson dismisses fears that trade will be hit by Brexit | Daily Mail Online

English: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson poses ...

English: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson poses for a photo prior to ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ on September 14, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this highly controversial article, the Mail reports the London Mayor bluntly rejecting warnings from Prime Minister David Cameron about the impacts of Brexit as tensions over the looming referendum ramped up.

Source: Boris Johnson dismisses fears that trade will be hit by Brexit | Daily Mail Online

Unfortunately, Johnson is big on rhetoric and light on evidence. There have been numerous outstanding papers by world class experts warning of the risks of Brexit.

The Mail is irresponsible in highlighting Johnson’s comments about being overrun with Turks. There is no agreement for Turkey to join the EU and certainly not for Turks to have free access to jobs.

The Economist reported that immigration is likely to continue even if the UK leaves the EU because of the skills shortage in the UK. Indeed it is probably the lazy, aging poorly skilled people who don’t want to work to whom Johnson is appealing.

The Out campaign are putting immigration ahead of the risk of real economic hardship. Johnson has shown that his judgement is seriously questionable.

Thoughts?

Obama to offer his friendly opposition to Brexit during visit to UK | Politics | The Guardian

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English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Guardian reports that US president will host a town hall with youth in the UK next week and offer his position that the US supports ‘a strong UK in the European Union

Source: Obama to offer his friendly opposition to Brexit during visit to UK | Politics | The Guardian

Whilst it’s up to the British people to decide, it’s the responsibility of people like Obama to share the risks as they see them.

The jittery Cameron/Osborne partnership will probably need some support until the referendum.