“It would be the biggest stimulus to get our butts in gear that we have ever had,” Peter Hargreaves said. “It will be like Dunkirk again,” he added, comparing Brexit to the British military’s forced evacuation from Europe after France fell to the Nazis.
“We will get out there and we will be become incredibly successful because we will be insecure again. And insecurity is fantastic.”
Words mean different things when you’re super-rich.
So there are two different visions of what leaving the EU is going to mean for the UK economy. In one, swashbuckling privateer class will be unshackled, and free to get even richer sailing the seas of global commerce. In the other, working-class people will be protected from immigrants and cuts to NHS. I wonder which one will win?
Actually I don’t. I just wonder how violent the response will be.