This is unanswerable. By a leading economist (one of Michael Gove’s ‘experts’). It’s thoroughly worth reading. I wish I’d written it.
It’s a nightmare, isn’t it? Nearly everyone abroad sees this clearly. But it’s hard for us British to see a way out of it. We’re being forced by a group of privileged ex-public school eccentrics, drunk on fantasies born of the old Empire and ‘how we won the war’, aided by rank corruption, and backed up by an ignorant, neglected, resentful and potentially violent mob, into an existential national change for the worse, which will impoverish most of us, materially and spiritually, and – which should be of more significance for the public school elite, who are already siphoning their own riches abroad, so that they won’t be materially affected – will enormously diminish Britain’s standing in the world, and has already reduced this ‘once proud nation’ (sic) to a laughing stock. Can’t they see this?
Anyhow: there are some interesting Parliamentary debates to watch on telly today, with MPs trying to dig the steely Theresa May out of the hole she’s made for herself. Then – for me – back to Sweden, and some relief from the mardröm, if only for a while.
Then there’ll be time for us to reflect on what it all signifies for our very imperfect ‘democracy’.