Oh dear: the last thing we need right now is a dose of realism: no, lets live in dream palaces and feed of the flesh of unicorns.
THE PRICE OF EXTREMISM
Whether the country’s leaders know it or not, the United Kingdom is now at serious risk of economic collapse.
We must hope that this doesn’t happen. If it does, it will take the form of a sharp fall in the value of Sterling which, in these circumstances, is the indicator to watch.
A currency crash would cause sharp increases, not just in the prices of essential imports such as energy and food, but also in the cost of servicing debt. In defence of its currency, Britain could be forced into rate rises which would bring down its dangerously over-inflated property market.
This risk itself isn’t new. Rather, it results from a long period of folly, and can’t be blamed entirely on the current administration, inept though the Johnson government undoubtedly is. What we’re witnessing now seems to be a government on the edge of panic. The…
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