Do you get the impression that the British government is desperately hoping that the British people are going to have a re-think over Brexit? The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has said that leaving the European Union will cost the British economy billions of pounds. After he made the statement, he was quickly attacked by some of his own MPs for scaremongering and giving gloomy predictions. Poor man, next time be more economical with the truth, Mr. Hammond, you wouldn’t want to give the British people the wrong idea. And for once, and only once, I agree with the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, who has claimed that the government hasn’t got a clue what to do over Brexit.

But perhaps the government has got a plan; wait until certain sections of the British public realise that they have made a big mistake and do a U-turn on Brexit. The only thing that Theresa May, the prime minister, seems to believe is that Brexit means Brexit. Yes, but what does Brexit mean for the British economy? A big bill, according to Mr. Hammond. In fact, what Britain pays the European Union is far less than the final bill for Brexit. Corbyn has claimed that the British economy will suffer and he is not wrong. The British economy is set to grow less than expected because of Brexit, meaning that the Treasury will have less money, meaning that Mr. Hammond will have to borrow more. But keep quiet Hammond, you don’t want to alarm people.


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david sumner / Hace over 5 years

Maybe if your pal Corbyn hadn't been so wishy washy like his usual damp lettuce style over the EU more of his members would have vote to stay in. More imports than exports means prices are going up already and interests rates are down (again) so we are all going to suffer, and sorry but the die is cast, so you might as well look for something else to hang your hat on.


Tom / Hace over 5 years

It's not a mess we are out what part ot that statement don't you understand if you want your kids to grow up in a safe secure country able to be seen by a doctor when needed Bir educated in English and have a decent standard of living then stop whining we are out live with it


Steve Riches / Hace over 5 years

For many people it was largely a vote of protest which transcended any of the ramifications. Decisions were made both ways on shaky ground with hard facts in short supply. Generally, a decision made largely on emotion devoid of facts will result in a disaster of varying proportions. That's what we've got. If we deal with it carefully with hard-headed decisions from this point on we may mitigate many of the possible downsides, but while the "Give us our country back" (nobody took it) and "Get rid of all immigrants" (to where?) brigade keep spouting emotional nonsense which has no rational solution, I am not optimistic about the financial or educative future for my children who have to grow up with this mess.