Should Brexiters respond in kind to Remain's mad claims? 5K better off a year anyone?
UPDATE BELOW: The Remain campaign is totally unscrupulous. So let's start a bidding war. Osborne claims Brexit will cost all of us £4,300 a year. So why don't we say we'll be better off by £5,000 a year? 3 million jobs lost if we go? So, 4 million if we stay? It's all bollocks, but they started it. Shall we respond in kind?
(UPDATE: One could do this every day. The latest scare tactic is that: "Leaving the EU would threaten the UK’s air and water quality, biodiversity and the countryside, a committee of MPs has warned..." I mean, for Christ's sake...)
As the absurd claims of the Remain camp hit new lows on a daily basis -- collapse of the NHS, millions of jobs lost, environmental catastrophe, global influence the equivalent of Jersey, and now George Osborne's claim, "Britain would be worse off... to the tune of £4,300 a year for every household" -- a thought arises: if they're going to keep making things up, why don't we?
The £4,300 a year claim is easily debunked in relation to access to the European market post-Brexit. Even in a worst case scenario where the EU decided to harm itself in order to harm us, external tariffs would still be far less significant than the currency fluctuations we have seen in recent years.
The pound has been in the region of 15-20 percent stronger against the euro over the last year or two compared with much of the 10 years prior to that. In other words, the pound is currently imposing a de facto export tariff which is greater than any real world protectionism the EU might apply.
But why deal with arguments when you can just make stuff up.
The Remain campaign is totally unscrupulous. So let's start a bidding war. Osborne claims we'll be worse off by £4,300 a year. So why don't we say we'll be better off by £5,000 a year? 3 million jobs lost if we go? So, 4 million if we stay? It's all bollocks, but they started it, and scaremongering is their only hope of winning.
So, shall we start responding in kind?
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