The storm is coming if we stay in the EU, not if we leave, says Liam Halligan
by Liam Halligan
‘No big institutions back Brexit,” a fellow journalist barked in my face at a drinks party last week.
As I tried to respond, the point was repeated, this time more aggressively. “No big institutions want Brexit – not the CBI, the big banks or accountancy firms, they all think it’s mad.”
With less than seven weeks until the UK’s referendum on European Union membership, the rhetorical battle-lines are drawn.
The main strategy of the Government and broader Remain camp is “Project Fear” – scaring ordinary voters they’ll be thousands of pounds poorer each year if we leave.