Boris Johnson’s Leave campaign may be on the right track in claiming that it is Germany that ‘has the most to lose from a messy divorce’
by Howard Shore
The Leave campaign shouldn’t feel the need to adopt a defensive position on the economic impact of leaving the European Union; there is a “British” option.
That is why the recent “Economists for Brexit” paper was such a welcome addition to the debate in that it offers a glimpse of the economic benefits voting to leave could bring, among them improvements to output, competitiveness, real disposable wages and employment.
Telling the British people that there will be instability in an exit scenario is likely to become self-fulfilling. Sterling’s weakness reflects the size of our trade deficit.