He would say that wouldn’t he?
Leaving the European Union would make the UK as significant as Guernsey, according to France’s economy minister.
He said the EU should send “a very firm message” about the consequences of a British vote to leave the bloc.
Of course, he would say that wouldn’t he? After all, I’m sure French ministers want Britain to stay in the EU and carry on paying millions to it.
Doom and gloom
Mewanhile, The Telegraph reports that currency traders are betting the pound will fall to record lows against the Euro if we vote to leave the European Union. They said the fall would eclipse the drops witnessed during the 2008 crash and the 1992 Black Wednesday crisis.
To that, I would say that we’re the world’s fifth largest economy – our currency is a better bet than the Euro, which is a disaster in the making. The Euro is a bankruptcy machine that has brought economic depression and unemployment to most of southern Europe.
When we leave the EU, we will be Europe’s largest export customer, bar none. UK/EU trade is too important to be interrupted – and we buy far more from them that they buy from us, so the trade is even more important to their side.
We’ll still be buying their BMWs and Audis. They’ll still buy our Toyotas and Jaguars. If the European Commission tries to delay a trade agreement, they’ll find the leaders of continental industries kicking their doors down.
The Remain side warns us of job losses when we leave. I worry about the jobs we’re losing today, as a result of EU legislation.
You can read more about the benefits of Brexit in a recent piece I did in The Lincolnite.
Thriving outside the EU
Much more positive is an interview with Michael Gove in The Telegraph where he says Mr Gove says voters should have confidence in Britain’s capacity to achieve “great things” as an independent country that is wholly run by MPs who are democratically elected by the British people.
I couldn’t agree more – an independent Britain can thrive and crucially, cope with any future economic crises better if we are OUT.
Who’s back who – media spotlight
An interesting article in The Independent – which papers are Brexit and Remain. I will let you read more but its fascinating to read the editorials and in some cases, quite surprising!
PM sidelined from Remain campaign
Well, well, it appears Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn are going to lead the fight for Remain in the last few days of the referendum.
A Sunday Express claims that on polling day Stronger IN will be operating from Labour’s head office in London – a further signal that David Cameron has been sidelined.
Imagine that, The Prime Minister being thrown a lifeline by Mr Corbyn – you couldn’t make it up.
But despite all that, Mr Cameron is adamant he will still be PM after the vote – saying the result of Thursday’s ballot was “not a verdict on me” and insisted he was the best person to lead negotiations with Europe in the result of a Leave victory. Time will tell…