Leave: 17,410,742 (51.9%) Remain: 16,141,241 (48.1%) Turnout: 72.2%
Despite his usual abysmal mutterings, the Bank of England Governor has now said Brexit could restore faith in free trade and democracy if the UK leaves with a deal. In a statement sharply at odds with his previous warnings that Brexit would spark chaos, Mark Carney said a managed departure from the EU would show voters that they matter and encourage them to trust the parliamentary system again.
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The Governor said millions of workers feel let down and left behind by globalisation, and the only solution is to give power back to the people. But he also warned that a No Deal Brexit would spark an economic shock, something which he says the whole world should be trying to avoid.
He said Brexit could lead to new ‘international cooperation’, allowing for better cross-border trade deals and a more effective balance of ‘local and supranational authority’.
Carney’s backing for Brexit if a deal is struck marks a major change of tone. He has long been accused by Eurosceptics of opposing our departure from the EU and whipping up Project Fear.
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