Brexit and the art of the possible

Published: 15th June 2016

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“Politicians do need to offer people a vision of a better future; this is how societies progress. But to sell vulnerable people dreams that cannot be achieved is to trade in a dangerous currency. Johnson and Gove can afford to be irresponsible: they are rich enough to be buffered personally against the economic risks of Brexit and will leave it to their erstwhile colleagues in the cabinet to deal with the immediate speculative attack and longer term loss of investment that a vote for Leave would result in. For those outside the elite we should weigh very carefully the vision that is on offer and decide whether it is possible or merely fantastical.”