EU referendum: The arguments for voting Remain | The Economist

This is an outstanding must-read blog from the Economist. It reports that the opinion polls seem to indicate that Britain will vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd. It suggests that the gambling markets, which many investors rely on as the “true” signal, are moving the same way (towards Brexit). It argues that it is time for one last chance to argue the case for Remain.

Source: EU referendum: The arguments for voting Remain | The Economist

I hope that common sense will prevail and that Europe will step in avert the crisis. Similarly, UK voters need to be encouraged that the UK has a better option by influencing Europe from remaining in the EU.



Opinion – EU referendum: Labour warns of Brexit emergency budget – BBC News – John Gelmini

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Non EU (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now we are told about the possibility of an “emergency budget” following a Brexit vote in this piece by the Guardian from Dr Alf. To begin with, there is a two-year transition period during which orderly negotiations are going to have to take place with competent and aggressive negotiators taking the lead not limp wristed and cowardly Ministers and civil servants who have forgotten where this country’s interests lie.

So nothing will change immediately and there is no need for an emergency budget unless the Government has been lying about the state of the nation’s finances.

We buy 10 times as much from the EU as it buys from us and what little foreign exchange we earn from exports to the EU are largely to the Irish Republic. We lose more than we make because of the Corporation tax losses via the Dublin Financial District so we have tremendous bargaining leverage which so far we seem afraid to use.

Following Remain, the likely outcome we can expect announcements on the EU Army, increased budget contributions, and a £6.1 billon GBP deal on migration with Africa. The poor, the disaffected and the marginalised are in for a rude awakening and the housing crisis will boil over into civil unrest once the true extent of additional immigration and related infrastructure costs become known by 2025.

John Gelmini