Will the nation’s decision on 23 June make you richer or poorer?
We address the key consumer concerns:
The in campaign says: ‘The former bosses of Tesco – Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer and the current chairman of John Lewis have said shop prices would be likely to rise.
This would happen partly because the fall in the pound would make imports more expensive and partly because of more restrictions on trade with the EU’.
The out campaign says: ‘The CAP and the common fisheries policy both increase food bills for consumers – devastate the environment and damage African agriculture by imposing punitive tariffs against less developed countries’.
(ed:..hope this helps..i must confess i dunno…people who i oppose are for staying (cameron)..and people who deep down support leaving (many from the left that i generally support..)..
..so as i said..i dunno..tho’ on a personal level my son is half-german and he will lose his eu-rights in britain if they leave..
..as i said..it’s complex..and for nz britain leaving may well open up again economic-doors that were slammed shut when britain joined the eu..)
..then you have the arguments the eu has brought peace to a europe that had spent centuries killing each other in interminable/internecine -wars..
..so..y’know..!..a primer such as this is needed..is essential..
..and i could only nod in support of a piece i linked to the other day by (the always entertaining) david mitchell – where he railed against political-leaders who have abrogated their elected-duties by handing over such a complex-issue to a largely uninformed/ignorant (on an issue of such complexities/so nuanced) populace..
yes..a referendum on relatively simple/clear-drawn issues is a valuable democratic-tool..
..but mitchell argues that this is what we elect leaders for..to investigate/collect the best expertise..and then to ‘lead’ the people to those reasons why?..
.and if they run away from this..what the feck are elected politicians good for..anyway..?..
(answers on a card..if you don’t mind..)