Friday, 15 April 2016

CapX: Utopian Brexiteers need to answer some basic questions

CapX: Utopian Brexiteers need to answer some basic questions

by Jonathan Hill

"It’s time for more scepticism in the debate about Europe – scepticism in the original sense: asking hard, practical questions, wanting evidence, not relying on wishful thinking.

Thirty years ago it was the Euro-enthusiasts who were the utopians. When people like me asked what the Euro might mean for Britain’s economy, we were told not to worry and that everything would be fine.

But today the Outers are the utopians. It is Leave campaigners who give sweeping assurances and try to close down the argument about what might happen after June 23rd if Britain votes to leave.

We needed scepticism before and we need it now. It’s always a sign that you need it when the arguments to justify a position keep shifting."

No comments:

Post a Comment