Theresa May and her neo-imperialist band of Conservative Brexiteers seem hell bent on going through with this no matter the cost, and this is the root of all the uncertainty. They are capable of anything – and this is frightening.
If reassuring the markets by restoring confidence through greater certainty is her objective, Mrs May is as much use as a fart in a lift – to quote Judge Rinder; another openly gay magistrate.
It’s a load of silly nationalistic crap, and putting Churchill on the fiver is just another reminder that they refuse to grow up.
Is there anything we can do about this? Not really. In Scotland we can opt to remain in the EU by gaining independence, but short of this we are very much tied to the economic realities of the UK.
Outwith the common market the UK now faces both a tariff wall to Europe – making our exports about ten percent more expensive abroad – and a devalued pound – making what we import more costly.
Like every other newly independent country Scotland would have its own currency, and that currency would be valued in relation to the assets and product of the nation.
Sterling has been crippled. It is continuing to haemorrhage value against the dollar and the euro, and the real fun won’t begin until someone grows a set and presses the big red Article 50 button.