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Brian Milne

Economics or finance? Which is what and why don’t people know what is happening?

During the campaign up to the EU referendum there were numerous ‘economic’ memes bandied about. They were not all actually economics but often use of financial detail. A bevy of experts appeared, most of them had clearly studied economics down the pub, at the bookies, by reading the Sun or listening to some bloke. If one argued with them they always seemed to have an answer which was X said. As soon as experts such as world leading economists, bankers and finance house people started to warn of the consequences of Brexit they simply shouted experts down, following the lead ... Read More
Brian Milne

Democracy, a very British myth and the painful truth.

The referendum on whether to stay in the European Union or not, the so called Brexit, has shown up what is so often considered to be British democracy. It has, in fact, almost certainly shown up what a misunderstood, very frail thing it is. In fact, it is a barely democratic democracy at best. That looks like an oxymoron but is, if the truth be told, what it is. The UK General Election in May 2015 is a good example. In April, just before the election, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the total number of UK parliamentary electors ... Read More

The Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers!

The quote that goes "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" is beginning to ring true". As a remain believer I was shocked by the result on Friday 24 June, but this is where we are and we now have to work out what we do going forward. However, I am fed up of leavers saying "nah, nah you lost" or "suck it up buttercup" or, and here it comes, "17 million people can't be wrong". So let's look at that one... Germany 1933... Amongst some atrocious misinformation, vicious intimidation and deliberate scare tactics which included blaming ... Read More

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