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Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Jun-16 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
Subject: RE: BS: To Br/Exit Or Not To Br/Exit
"Your FT article is neutral Jim."
You haven't read it properly - it gives the pros and cons from an expert point of view allowing the readers to decide for themselves and take into consideration everything it doesn't cover, for instance, do I want to support a campaign that it 'fortress Britain' based and targeted specifically at immigrants and asylum seekers.
What is says on balance is the gains of leaving are fairly unfathomable and marginal, the immediate losses fairly clear and the long term ones - again 'blowin' in the wind'- not exactly "neutral" but I assume you mean, not making a suggestion of which way you should vote - fine by me - I'm capable of doing that fore myself if I am given enough "neutral" evidence to work with.
The F.T, is aimed at economists and investors anyway and as they are very much a part of the problem with Britain, I'm not likely to welcome any suggestion as to who to vote for anyway.
I know that goes against your particularly way of approaching things.
I don't begin to understand the economics of Europe but I know enough to realise this "winning back" of an independence we don't possess is crap.
So - you look at the figures, weigh up what side you are on as a human being and make up your mind on your conclusions - doesn't win any competitions so it's not for you.
The facts that would help me to decide are ethical and moral ones.
I know the neo-fascist right has based their campaign on pure racism - not for me.
Ukip racism
The actual fascists have shown what they are made of with the killing of Jo Cox - certainly a reason to vote stay.
Jo Cox, Brexit and the politics of hate
So - you look at the figures, weigh up what side you are on as a human being and make up your mind on your conclusions - doesn't win any competitions so it's not for you.
Of course we could forget everything and just take Teribus's advice - sure we could!!
Jim Carroll