There has been a lot of nonsense talked about the pros and cons of a British exit from the European Union – the so-called Brexit. Both sides have made up figures relating to finances and immigration. This is almost inevitable because the present statistics are opaque and unreliable and future ones are impossible to predict. Anyone (you know who you are!) who claims to know the future with any certainty carries about as much authority as Mystic Meg. There has also been a lot of abuse hurled in both directions and glib dismissal of anything which doesn't fit with the preconceptions of one side or the other. None of this is helpful and much of it is counterproductive as well as being unpleasant.
I was going to write a short eBook on the subject but I became so deluged with material from the leavers and remainers that I found it impossible. Instead, I intend to spell out some of the arguments in a series of blog posts.