Brexit Special


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  1. Avatar John B says:

    I’ve found that no-one who’s opinion I respect wants to Leave. Sorry that puts you in that camp, as I’m deeply bitter about the damage the Leave campaign has done.

    I’m not sure I’ll continue to read your blog in future.

    • Mike Rawson Mike Rawson says:

      I’m sorry you feel that way. I can’t take any personal responsibility for either side’s campaign.

      I just don’t like the direction that the EU is headed in, and I don’t want to be part of it.

      I do worry that deep divisions will continue after the vote.

  2. Avatar Rebecca says:

    I sensed this would be a difficult article to cover as the referendum seems to have polarised opinions in a way I haven’t seen in politics for at least a couple of decades. It’s certainly unfortunate the way in which the level of debate has become increasingly acrimonious but I don’t think either side can claim the moral high ground.

    Personally I have benefited greatly from the EU in that I have travelled widely, have worked in several European countries and have the privilege of owning a property there. That said, I am uncomfortable with the direction of travel and am concerned that the flawed Euro project could eventually unravel either causing an extreme economic event or roll on for years having a corrosive effect socially and politically.

    All in all, I am going to stick with the Remain camp but I commend you for at least attempting the rarely seen qualities of trying to be analytical and balanced in this whole debate. Understanding different points of view is vital if you are going to have a proper debate, in the same way that people who are voting for Donald Trump should not be simply dismissed as being stupid or unhinged. There are whole sections of society that are being left behind in the great globalisation race and dismissing their views is folly.

    I’m tired of people on both sides of this argument telling me how to vote rather than explaining why I should vote for them. We don’t see eye to eye on this occasion Mike, but I for one will continue to read your excellent blog and incidentally will be cancelling my Weekend FT subscription for the very same reason.

  3. Avatar Martin says:

    Hi Mike,

    Putting the politics aside I think you are right in that the EU will eventually fade into insignificance as other regions of the world catch up. There is a quantum leap in robotics taking place right now that will not respect the borders of the EU and will require an increasingly agile and strategic form of Government to the meet the challenges this will pose – something the top down, centralised and bureaucratic EU has failed at miserably to date. I too will continue to read your blog as making the right personal wealth decisions will become more important than ever.

  4. Mike Rawson Mike Rawson says:

    I agree with you about robotics – in fact I’m just about to launch another blog on that topic.

    Watch this space!

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Brexit Special

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