Can you afford Brexit? Has anyone told you how much Brexit will cost you?

Has anyone told you how much Brexit will cost you? Did you know that the average British citizen will be between £2000-3000 worse off as a result of Brexit

Has anyone told you how much Brexit will cost you as an individual or as a family? Did you know that you are likely to be between £2000-3000 a year worse off as a result of Brexit. The politicians won’t tell you this because the Leave Campaigners did not want you to know this. Bodge-it Johnson continues to minimise the impact of Brexit stating only that ‘there will be some disruption’. But what does this statement mean? Either he does not know at all or he knows but refuses to tell you the truth because he is frightened to let you know.  Either way I suspect he does not really give a damn because he is not your average working class. He will know nothing about hardship nor will he care that the average British Citizen will suffer as a result of Brexit. Brexit will not impact on him personally although it could put an end to his political career and that of his political party but I suspect he cares neither way anyhow.

Why won’t any Leave Supporting politician tell you how much Brexit will cost you? In the words of Bodge-It’ Brexit will cause some disruption’ but what does this actually mean?

The Leave Campaign was very liberal with the truth and their mathematics was basic and rudimentary. Figures were brandished around which were ludicrous, ridiculous and unsubstantiated. Even now after all this time the Leavers show litlle understanding of basic maths and still just cannot make their sums add up correctly. Bodge-it is bereft of any grasp of mathematics I doubt he even passed an ‘O’ level in the subject. So when he speaks of Brexit causing some disruption is he just minimising the whole thing or has he really got no grasp of the scale of it anyway? I would be inclined towards the latter.

This is how much Brexit will cost you based upon facts!

This is how much Brexit will cost you and I will explain how this figure was derived. Well the truth is that the average UK household will be between £2000-3000 worse off a year as a result of Brexit. Bodge doesn’t want you to know this. Can you really appreciate that your annual income will be devalued to this extent and are you prepared to let this happen? This will be the truth of Brexit, the truth that Bodge it wants to hide from you. The resulting devaluation in your annual salary/earnings will be a contributing factor towards a huge economic recession in the UK as you see your living standards drop, your savings devalued and your income devalued. This figure is also likely to be an underestimate as well, it is likely that the figure could be far greater. So can you really afford Brexit? That is probably an under estimate as in most cases it will probably be much more depending on how many dependant children you have and your average shopping bill.

Anyone who currently shops at Aldi or Lidl will be considerably worse off as a result of Brexit

As per my previous post where I pointed out that it is likely that the cheaper EU based supermarket chains will most likely be pulling out of operation in the UK Post Brexit or their prices will certainly increase. Therefore this figure is based upon the average savings from using these cheaper European based supermarkets for your weekly shopping this translates to an estimated increase of £30-40 (which is currently your average savings by using these supermarkets for your weekly shop) and not taking into account increases in prices generally as a result of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ . Also included in the estimate is the likely increase in cost of your average holiday to European destinations. So now you know how much Brexit will cost you, could you really afford to have you wage devalued by at least £2000- 3000 per year? Is this something that you were informed about before the referendum? Would it have made a difference to how you voted in that Referendum? Even if you currently don’t use these European based supermarkets you will see price rises for food and essentials as well as on goods and services so there will be a significant devaluation of your wages/salary. All this comes on top of the austerity measures already in place putting a significant squeeze on your hard earned wages. So no politician in this government will come clean and tell you what will be the increased cost to the average UK household of Brexit because they don’t want to alarm you. Given that this is likely to be between £2000-£3000 per year can you really afford Brexit? I am wondering how keen you are now that you know.

The British must like a bad deal

What is wrong with British people it seems that you must just like a bad deal. There has been a significant rise in the amount of people drawn to European based supermarkets in the last decade or more yet the British people seem willing to loose all these benefits by supporting Brexit and heading towards a ‘no deal Brexit’ . So what I can summise is that the British people either just don’t know a good deal when they have one or simply like paying over the odds for commodities. When we leave the EU we will be held to ransom again through the inflated prices of the British and American based supermarket chains often supplying inferior produce at inflated prices. Competition will be reduced and consumer choice will be stiffled. Many of the British people who voted for Brexit will be the same people that shop in these lower priced supermarkets. These same supermarkets will not be able to supply these goods in the same way that they do now. They may well disappear completely. Cheaper and often better European alternatives will be no more. The spending power of British folk will be reduced as we will be forced to pay more for the same goods. Are we just stupid why don’t we see this?

European Supermarkets softened the blows of Tory Austerity Measures for many

European Supermarkets softened the blows of recent Tory Austerity Measures for many British people by offering better deals than traditional supermarkets. Many British people took advantage of this during the period of austerity and continue to do so having realised that the quality of the produce is often much better and much cheaper than the British alternatives. This helped people’s money go farther as prices were rising and wages kept low. Now it seems that the British have got so used to this that they are now simply taking it for granted. However with Brexit this will all change. It is likely that the likes of Aldi and Lidl could just disappear after Brexit with the consequences of poorer consumer choice and the higher prices and often inferior quality of the traditional British Supermarket Chains. This will be as a result of tariffs going onto European produce forcing price rises. For the likes of Aldi and Lidl their current reason to be is because they can offer their goods at competitive prices. This situation is not likely to exist post Brexit. As a result consumers will be forced to pay more for their goods. So the British folk currently looking for a bargain to stretch out their income will soon loose this advantage. So the British will be paying more of their household income on food and other commodities. What is wrong with the British once out for a good deal but so keen to simply discard a very good deal and replace it with a rubbish ‘no deal Brexit’. Tell me where is the sense in that? Who but the very dim witted would do that?

Johnson makes his General Election gambit by morphing into Farage mkII

Boris Johnson has made his gambit positioning himself for a General Election by morphing in Nigel Farage mk II in an attempt to persuade Farage’s supporters to vote for him instead. He is re-positioning the Tories as a right to far right party. This strategy is a gamble because firstly it could alienate many in his own Party and he also counting on there being the same 3.6% majority in favour of the Leave Campaign without a swing in favour of Remain. He is hoping to take a large slice of the Brexit Party’s support away from Farage. This move is more about appeasing the far right in his own party than doing what is right and best for the country as a whole. This is reckless and reactionary politics playing into the hands of the far right in Britain. It is irresponsible politics.

Maths has never been a strength of Bodge-it and chances are he has miscalculated

It appears that Bodge-it has oversimplified the mathematics yet again to draw the conclusion that he will win a General Election. It appears that he has calculated that whoever commands the 3.6%  in favour of Leave will win. What he has failed to grasp that this majority albeit very slender was composed of cross party loyalties which when it comes to a General Election may not be so easily predicted as many ‘Remainers’ wouldn’t consider voting Tory just to get Brexit completed. It is just not that simplistic. The recent success of the Brexit Party may not be be repeatable under General Election conditions because for many the appeal of that Party lay simply in a protest vote. Also looking at the composition of the overall vote in the recent EU elections showed that overall support for Brexit had actually decreased but this vote was split over a few Parties. Again this situation may not be replicated in a General Election. Many Labour supporters who wanted to Remain in the EU were protesting against the Labour Party’s vague position at that time. This has forced Labour in particular to modify and clarify it’s position. Again we are likely to see a drift back towards Labour in a General Election. Finally the SNP’s inability to do anything to halt Brexit may have the biggest effect on a General Election. This situation may come as a realisation for Scottish voters who may be attracted to a less regional Party that could have influence over what happens regarding Brexit. Scottish voters may well understand the need to vote for a UK wide party that could actually prevent both Scotland’s and the Uk’s departure rather than vote with possible devolution on their minds as the highest priority.

Finally many have come to realise that what they were sold in the referendum was not a true picture. As a result many will have changed their minds fearful of the real implications of leaving the EU. Fearful for their jobs and their livelihoods it would be inconceivable that there hasn’t now been a considerable swing in favour of remain.

Bodge-it is a politician of ideals with little true grasp of the issue. His attention to detail is scant and his grasp of the mathematics involved is questionable. I believe that he is over confident placing far too much faith in his own abilities and could be underestimating the strength of feeling against him. He is after all an unelected Prime Minister. The same thing that happened to Theresa May could also happen to him.

Bodge-it Johnson is no match for Trump

Bodge-it Johnson has already shown that he is no match for Trump. Bodge-it has been easily won over by Trump’s flattery and Bodge-it is so self obsessed and vain that he fell for it, so much so that regarding the British ambassador to America he failed to to defend him and just let Trump have his own way. What this indicates is that the NHS is certainly not safe with Bodge-it in charge because he will always defer to Trump. Bodge cannot be trusted to enter into negotiations with Trump because he is not up to it! Britain is not safe it will be open to exploitation of the big greedy Trump.

Trump has shown that he is willing to bully the UK and Brexit has given him the opportunity

So this is the life after Brexit: a taster of the special relationship and phenomenal trade deals that await after the UK after Brexit. Or will the UK be a disrespected nation subjected to the bullying behaviours of more stable and powerful economies like the US. The lack of respect shown towards Britain’s ambassador to the US more likely indicates the latter. As our position becomes one of beggar looking for trade deals anywhere we can find them ,we should be mindful that the Eagle of the US may actually be a vulture waiting to pick over the bones of the UK as it struggles along outside the EU. Without negotiating power or powerful friends we could find that the terms of any special relationships may be neither quite as favourable nor mutual beneficial or as respectful as we first naively believed.

Bodge-it Johnson promises everything but will deliver on nothing

Bodge-it certainly sees himself as a Churchill like figure and that is basically what he bases his image upon. He sees this as the moment of Britain’s  greatest need and he sees himself as the figure likely to step in to lead the Country out of it’s darkest hour towards a brighter future. All this really shows is that Bodge is full of his own importance and vanity and is in fact just a manipulative, self seeking individual from a privileged background. Also what Bodge-it fails to grasp is that Churchill reacted to circumstances brought about by other despotic figures in the world at that time. Bodge on the other hand is only trying to fix the mess of his own making and Cameron’s I should add. There is no real comparison between himself and Churchill. Churchill was a great man and Boris is well just a bit of a prat really. So when I hear statements from Bodge suggesting that he will make Britain the greatest place on Earth well you just have to laugh it is so absurd. This man cannot deliver on any of the outrageous promises he makes. He was only trusted with half a job by Theresa May and he managed to mangle and bodge that one up as well. Being a Mayor with little to do really and being a Prime Minister to lead and inspire are 2 very different roles. Bodge will just make a hash of being Prime Minister and lead the country towards ruin. Bodge has no compassion or understanding for those whose livelihoods will be wrecked as a result of his silly political meanderings. For Bodge-it it’s all just a game without serious consequences. He shows little understanding of the real world because he knows that he personally will not have to face the consequences of his silly public schoolboy pranks. Britain is certainly on the verge of catastrophe but the situation is in fact traceable back to Bodge-it-Johnson anyway and the misinformation of his Leave Campaign and it’s outrageous or liberal use of the truth and the figures during that Campaign.

Tories seem to want a quick fix Brexit by calling upon Hunt & Bodge it Johnson

Tories are desperate to rid themselves of the continuing embarrassment of Brexit so they seem to be placing their faith in the dodgy building firm of Hunt & Bodge it. They seem to want a quick fix to Brexit (a Rush Job) in order to rid themselves of the continued embarrassment of seemingly not being able to successfully get the job done. In order to hide their incompetence they have given the work to Hunt & Bodge it a dodgy local firm with a poor reputation which rumour has it will soon be going into liquidation anyway. But wasting public money by giving contracts to dodgy businesses has never really worried the Tories anyway.

Both Hunt and Bodge it claim that they can get the job done on time by the deadline but neither can guarantee the quality of their workmanship or that people will not suffer as a result of their labour’s. Health and Safety are not really matters of concern for Hunt & Bodge it!

Melanie Onn’s comments about a second Brexit referendum are not representative

Comments made today by Grimsby MP are not necessarily representative of the general feeling in the Labour Party towards a second Brexit referendum. Particularly because the Labour Party need to improve their support in Scotland if they are to have any serious chance of success in a General Election. Scotland is clearly in favour of remaining in the EU. The only way of achieving greater electoral success in Scotland is to offer at the very least a second Brexit referendum. Therefore there could be much to gain by offering a second referendum as a manifesto pledge. There are also many Party members who support Remain. For more details please see my post on this issue.

David Cameron was probably the worst Prime Minister in British history but could this be topped soon?

Let’s face it, David Cameron was most probably the worst Prime Minister that Britain has ever had. His lasting legacy of incompetence can still be witnessed today with the ongoing debacle of Brexit. Not only had he given opportunity to wreck his Country but he also opened the door to to wreck his own Conservative Party through a posthumous demonstration of their ineptness and inadequacies to cope with the stupid promises that he made in order to bribe his way into power. No wonder he legged it and disappeared under a rock as soon as the results of the Brexit Referendum were known.

Despite this being only in recent memory the Conservative Party seem determined to outclass even this disgrace by potentially putting in place a new Prime Minister with the credentials to outclass even this dubious and notorious dishonour. It would appear that the momentum to win the battle to be the next Prime Minister is held by Boris Johnson despite the fact that in TV debate and in TV interview he appears to have no clear vision about what to do about the Brexit Situation that he inherited from the incompetent Cameron. His ideas seem vague and conflicting and ill thought through. He seems to believe that if his very dubious skills as a negotiator run aground he can rely on arrogance and bullying of the EU to get his own way. Something very public school about this attitude in my opinion don’t you think? When questioned about this attitude towards and concerns for the livelihoods of British Citizens regarding leaving the EU without a deal, he seemed both disengaged and unbelieving that his actions could have some consequences beyond the realm of Boris which is probably again due to his public school attitude to life. His approach therefore seems quite cavalier, arrogant and rather reckless so why would he be considered as suitable material for a British Prime Minister?

Well despite the Tories recent history of appointing incompetent Prime Ministers and Party leaders it appears that they want to elect a new one with even greater potential to do the Country harm. The Conservative’s ineptness to select a responsible and suitable Prime Minister shows a complete disregard for Britain and it’s citizens. They are seemingly willing to take a huge gamble with the well being of the UK by putting in place a Prime Minister that has the potential to do even more serious harm to the UK and it’s economy than even the stupidity and chaos wreaked by Cameron. We must ask are the Tories fit for purpose could they even organise a piss up in a Brewery? How could they even consider Boris Johnson as suitable for the role of Prime Minister but despite these major concerns they have set him in place as the favourite and preferred candidate seemingly giving his campaign the most momentum at this point. The Tory Party Leadership race is still open and the race to be the next Prime Minister is still ongoing. The Tories have really sown the seeds of their own demise in the selection and preference shown towards Johnson. The public will never forgive the Tories if they make a hash of Brexit and leave the EU without a deal. They need to select their new Leader and next Prime Minister wisely in order to avoid further catastrophe and embarrassment for both themselves and the UK as a whole. Jeremy Hunt by the same token seemingly has the same agenda albeit with a slightly different style. Hunt seems to have the same disregard for the consequences of a no deal Brexit therefore the Tories have locked themselves into a single course of action by fielding 2 potential candidates, for the role of the next Prime Minister, who both have exactly the same agenda.

Phenomenal Trade Deal putting America first?

A Phenomenal Trade Deal but with conditions is this what Trump was implying yesterday when discussing trade with Theresa May. Judging from her body language she appears to be cringing when Trump seems to add certain preconditions to his statement along the lines of everything is on the table and everything is negotiable.

What are these preconditions likely to mean for Britain?

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