If British voters knew then what they do now, would they have voted for Brexit? This is one of the key points in the call for a second referendum on leaving the European Union as talks reach a crunch stage. Opinion polls suggest that there has been little change, although I suspect that many would have thought back then that Britain would have left the European Union by now. There are signs that the British economy is cooling and fears over Brexit have been blamed because almost two years after the vote no one is too sure what is going to happen.

When the people of Britain voted, did they want a total divorce from the European Union or just some halfhearted deal? Did they want Britain in the single market or out? These are key questions which could be directly related to the future economic health of Britain. If Britain does leave the single market, then it will have at least a short-term hit on the British economy until new trade deals are signed. What concerns me is if Britain says adios to Europe, will it also mean goodbye to the all the foreign car makers which have set up in Britain and export directly to Europe. And of course it is not just car makers. The British cabinet is effectively split. Boris Johnson, the vote leave champion, claims that there will be extra cash for the NHS because no more money will be sent to Brussels. He may be right but he forgot to mention that leaving the European Union is going to cost in excess of 40 billion pounds.


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BT / Hace over 2 years

Club !!! in most clubs members can vote out the leaders, unlike the EU. Trade experts say that EU trade is due to fall by 7 to 22. % over the next ten years. So not quite a great as you may think.


andreas / Hace over 2 years

Someone's been reading The Daily Fail again. I'm sure every country has illegal immigrants - what's that to do with the mascochistic foolhardiness of voting to leave one of the world's strongest economic 'clubs'?


Schoolteacher / Hace over 2 years

Andreas: fine, as long as the remainers pay for the upkeep and cost of illegal immigrants living in the UK.


THNT / Hace over 2 years

Jason, by suggesting that UK citizens who elected to leave the EU we’re ignorant about their decision is very very arrogant. You may not agree with their decision but is has to respected. I for one did not vote to leave but had many discussions with well informed citizens who voiced well informed arguments to why the EU is not working for the UK and other member stated.


RBMM / Hace over 2 years

Jason Moore writes IF Britain leaves the EU ...... At this point there is no other option, sadly enough. With potential trade wars created by MAGA-Donald the Brexit choice doesn't look so good.


Andreas / Hace over 2 years

I propose a Brexit tax. All those who voted for Brexit can pay for it.


Lizz / Hace over 2 years

I agree that there are many who voted to leave would now change their minds, myself included. We were not given the full facts by the remain campaigners, instead they concentrated on the fear element. The leave campaigners omitted to tell the public the full truth. Now we can all see the true effects of leaving I think we should be given the opportunity to vote again


MelB / Hace over 2 years

An anagram of Jason Moore is MAJOR NOOSE, which is just what he is putting around his own neck each time he regurgitates this uninformed muddled diatribe on Brexit. If he is so concerned should he not move back to the UK and make his voice heard there. We have certainly heard enough of it in Mallorca.


Gary MacFee / Hace over 2 years

As with many of my fellow SCOTS, I voted to STAY IN EUROPE since I have many Business Customers and Personal Friends in several european countries.

The information supplied to the UK population prior to the REFERENDUM by the BREXITEERS now appears to be something you should SCRAPE OFF THE FLOOR AND PUT BACK IN THE HORSE.

I suspect that the PRO-BREXIT Voters and Politicians are suffering fron a severe case of CRANIO-RECTAL INVERSION


Britbabe / Hace over 2 years

Henry James - You criticize Jason Moore for his " speculative garbage" but then go on to give some of your own ( we may have a rough patch, we will be better off etc ). Bit of hypocrisy here methinks. I do agree with you though, that the Mallorca Daily Bulletin should concentrate and comment more on Mallorcan events. We Brits who chose to make Mallorca our home want to know all about the place we now live in, NOT the place we left.