Shall I start with the most absurd claim by Farage and friends? £350 million quid a week for the NHS ring any bells? Dominic Cummings the vote leave campaign director has admitted that it was a slogan he pulled out of his arse. Yet they slapped it on buses and hoardings all over the country knowing it was complete bollocks. The UK has never made a net contribution of more than £160 million a week to the EU so where the fuck the other £190 million is going to come from when we are going to be paying anything up to £60 BILLION in a divorce settlement is something that Farage and Boris are having a great deal of difficulty explaining.
Or how about free trade with the EU after Brexit? Farage repeatedly said during referendum debates that we could simply walk away from the EU sign trade agreements with Commonwealth countries, the US and China telling audiences that the EU would just sit back and do fuck all because the UK is the world's 5th largest economy. What he didn't tell anyone is that the EU has banned shitloads of products from these countries because they contravene EU safety standards (US beef being one of the most notable) and by having open trade with these countries it is highly likely that our production chain will become contaminated with these products (Chinese baby formula anyone?) meaning that the EU will ban OUR products as well. What is clear is that we are the world's 5th largest economy because we have negotiated trade deals as a member of the EU from a position of strength, something that we won't have when it comes to negotiating with the US and China. As for Farage's claim that the German car industry's concerns will mean the UK will get a good deal, I can only say this, Farage has been ranting for years saying that the EU is slow and cackhanded when it comes to trade deals so why does he think that any deal is going to be swayed by a few phone calls from the Chief executives of BMW, Mercedes and Audi? I would draw his attention to the trade deal recently signed with Canada which took 12 YEARS to iron out and greatly favours the EU. Losing the UK market will eventually be made up by opening up new ones with emerging economies and we will be paying the EU to access the single market with absolutely no say in how it is run.
The SNP are being rolled back not just because of talk of another referendum but because people are sick of their spiteful and empty policies. I work with a lot of Scots and they are relieved that Scotland is still part of the UK because Salmond and Sturgeon based their projections of a post independence economy on interest rates remaining low and the price of oil remaining high. Despite the incompetence of Alistair Darling, it was easy for the no camp to dismantle the SNP economic argument. Many Scots were also turned off by the blatant attempt by the nationalists to rig the vote the relentless intimidation of no voters. With Brexit however, it would seem that there has been major shift in opinion toward remaining in the EU now the consequences are becoming clear. Brexit will not effect the flow of immigration because the EU is demanding the free movement of people. Brexit will not mean our laws being made entirely in the UK because relevant laws will have to be harmonised with EU legislation. Brexit will not mean that will be able to trade freely with other nations in the short term because the EU won't allow a former member to run an open shop on it's doorstep that will undercut them. Nick Clegg, for all of his shortcomings, explained this in great detail during the debates.
Just because the pound and the stock market are relatively stable at the moment that doesn't mean they will remain that way after next March. Many of the major banks are preparing to register headquarters in Frankfurt and even conservative estimates by the chambers of commerce are predicting the loss of more than 100,000 jobs in the city which will undoubtedly have a trickle down effect, not to mention the catastrophic aftermath on local economies when the multinationals start pulling out.
So before you say Crisis, what crisis? Stop reading the Daily Mail and look at what the captains of industry are doing.