Pseudo-Scientific Assertions On Brexit?

A week ago I read an official UK Government report that stated “In 2016, the UK exported £236 billion of goods and services to other EU member states. This is equivalent to 43.1% of total UK exports. Goods and services imports from the EU were worth £312 billion (53.9% of the total) in 2016. The UK had a trade deficit of £82 billion with the EU in 2016 but a surplus of £39 billion with non-EU countries” [Source House of Commons Library]

So I find it strange to read a letter in the Champion today  from MT by email that indicates the writer is concerned about us being honest and realistic about a possible negative impact of Brexit. Isn’t a trade deficit of £82billion with the EU already negative enough about remaining in the EU? But the remark that MT makes about Brexit being an incredibly complex issue…followed by his tart remark “…let alone the horde of pensioners who seem to know more than the average Nobel prize laureate” is, frankly, gratuitous crap. This “professional scientist” is no more likely to reason the minds of 17,410,742 leavers even if we were all a horde of pensioners, than the losing 16,141,241 remainers.

Once again it’s not so much pseudo-scientific babble as a denial of democracy. That’s the honest and realistic situation. And I do like this new EU map  showing the UK to have already left the EU.

Author: westlancashirerecord

I am a pensioner. I was a strong supporter of the rights of elderly and disabled residents of West Lancashire to receive equal treatment from the old Tory WLBC that unfortunately did not agree, leading to the social exclusion of some immobile disabled residents. My personal suggestion of honouring the County Regiment led to us having probably the proudest day ever in West Lancashire, with the help of Cllr Adrian Owens who wrote "You will be pleased to learn that this evening the motion passed unanimously. Colonel Amlot from the Regiment was accorded a standing ovation and we look forward to a parade and march through Ormskirk next year. Thank you". After the Parade I wrote to Cllr Owens "I was reading through the emails we exchanged after I made the suggestion to honour our County Regiment. As you said today, we got there in the end, and what an end? This celebration of our Regiment was quite simply, as my original mail said, the greatest honour of all. To see all these young people who risk their lives for us was so moving. Little did I know what Council could do and how our residents would react to it all. Well, we should all be so proud of this great day. I know I am".

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