Why am I on the same side as Cameron and Osborne?

I have had harsh words for David Cameron and for George Osborn on this blog. So why is it that now, in the Brexit debate, I find myself on the same side as both of them?

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Simple: it’s all about money.

I favour policies that make poor people richer (if necessary by taking money away from rich people). That means I am nearly always opposed to Cameron and Osborne, who favour policies that make rich people richer (if necessary by taking money away from poor people).

But Brexit is a policy that will make everyone in Britain poorer — both rich and poor. (Don’t take my word for it: see what the Bank of England, the IMF, the World Trade Organisation, the OECD and the World Bank say.)

So Cameron and Osborne oppose Brexit because it will make rich people poorer, and I oppose it because it will make poor people poorer.

Strange times make strange bedfellows.

3 responses to “Why am I on the same side as Cameron and Osborne?

  1. Too bad there isn’t a “None of the Above” candidate!

  2. I’m on the verge of opening up an branch office in the UK (and moving my entire family over for the next X years). The process has been such a long road, however, that in the interim Brexit has become a national policy debate. My anxiety is through the roof!

    For the love of the economy, please please stay in the EU!

  3. Pingback: The Reinvigorated Programmer on the Referendum – A Labourer at the Bitface

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