COVID is a killer, it’ll kill any and all theoretical benefits of Brexit, levelling up is dead, reducing child poverty won’t happen, full employment is a decade away, balancing the books is a fantasy and a return to a manufacturing super giant is a goner.
The union will fall apart and the structural and political flaws in Northern Ireland will have to be addressed. Our banking prowess will fall away as the EU takes back control.
We’re facing a degree of structural and social change that’ll challenge any political theory to destruction. The fragility of our economy will be tested by growing competition from Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
The climate crisis will soon begin to bite and globalism will falter as we raise barriers to defend the remnants of our farming and other industries. For the first time the young will poorer than their parents.
It’s not that everyone will suffer but like the 70s & 80s the gap between the haves and the have mores will grow but the poor will be left behind, with only a few breaking out of their chains due to celebrity or a god given talent. The average worker will face uncertainty.
It all sounds rather depressing, we must therefore embrace a carbon free future, a more localised and sustainable life style, less ships transporting tat across the globe, less gas spewing flights, probably less travel and build our way to a better future.
The planet is at a tipping point and falling over the edge is a real possibility. The future will be decided by China, USA, the EU and other blocs. Britain will soon become the 9th largest global economy, dwarfed by India and an irrelevance on the global stage.
Once out of the EU we’ll become an observer nation, a left over from an age of empires. The 21st century won’t be ours, it’ll belong to the Far East and we’ll become an also ran travel hub and a place of curiosity.
We’re global leaders in education and the Arts, both are being sacrificed by Brexit or destroyed by COVID.

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The UK is staring down the barrel of its own gun.

The EU are just waiting for us to pull the trigger.

They won’t flinch.
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They want us to stay but not at any price, if we want so called liberty then off we go.
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