Little Englanders – let’s think again and stay in the EU

We’ve now released our take on the Referendum – Little Englanders – please share it, hum it in the shower, whistle it to Nigel Farage (not in the shower) or Boris. Here’s the link:

We’ve already seen the serious damage the THREAT of Brexit has caused – a slump in the pound, reduction in industrial output, huge fall in consumer and business confidence….it looks like those 600 economists were right! Our reputation as a progressive, modern, forward-thinking democracy has suffered – our European friends and neighbours can’t understand our logic; nor can many of us!

It was like ordering a food from a restaurant without a menu! No one talked about whether we were going to remain in the single market – and if so, what we would pay for the privilege. Or even how we were going to negotiate. Anyway, what’s the point of being an outsider in a club, but still have to pay membership fees?

Many farmers, Cornwall residents, holidaymakers abroad finding the pound worth much less than before, and others swayed by misleading claims on the battle bus, now want to stay. As the economy deteriorates, the torrent will turn into a flood. No Parliament can tie the hands of its successor, our new PM should allow us another vote when we actually know the terms for Brexit, we can make a final decision then.

One of the few to come out of this shambles with any credit, is Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England. The 0.25% cut in interest rates may or may not steady the ship. But not if it’s the Titanic.

Would you ask a starving man to go on diet, a turkey to vote for Christmas, a vegetarian to work in a butcher’s? No! Let’s make sure we know what we’re letting ourselves in for before we vote again, instead of lies about money going to the NHS, lets properly analyse where we’re going – all of us. And ensure arrangements are in hand for each constituent part of the U.K. to reach a consensus. For if we do invoke Article 50, we will lose more than our credibility and respect. We’ll lose Scotland – and possibly, Northern Ireland, too!

As a couple of comedians – no, not Michael Gove and Boris – once said “that’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into….” We need a way out – but not of the EU!