I’ve commented previously that it is silly for those in favour of leaving the EU to be arguing that it would not be an economic shock. Far better that they accept that it would be and argue for that being a positive rather than a negative. I’d still be against for a host of other reasons, but it would be a more honest argument, and I think a much better one. Economic shocks aren’t always a bad thing, and they can lead to good results. It was interesting to see today that one supporter of Brexit has done just that.
Now if only I could persuade people in Wales to see the prospect of independence in the same light. There simply are no certainties either way, but sometimes a degree of uncertainty can be an inspiration and an incentive rather than something to be frightened of. Instead, too many people see it as something which has to be removed and eliminated before we can even consider the possibility.That underlines the fact that, in some ways, it isn’t economics which holds us back – it’s a lack of imagination and courage.