Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Quote of the day 18th July 2017

That I am posting the following quote should not be taken to imply approval of everything Stephen Daisley says in this paragraph:

"Among my infinite repertoire of unpopular opinions is admiration for Tony Blair. I am one of those merry partisans — I hesitate to use the plural — who reckon that for all his faults he was a good’un.

But even those who disagree with me (such people tend to be known as ‘the majority’) ought to acknowledge his insights into politics and the European scene. Particular attention is deserved for this aperçu:

If a Right-wing populist punch in the form of Brexit was followed by a Left-wing populist punch in the form of unreconstructed hard-Left economics, Britain would hit the canvas, flat on our back and be out for a long count.’"

This comes from an article "Blair may be a shouty old uncle but he's got a point about Corbyn"

My view of Tony Blair is shared with those Stephen calls "The majority."

Nevertheless you do not have to agree with Blair or his views on Brexit to think he has a point on this one. Even if you argue that Brexit will benefit Britain's economy in the long term there will still be some disruptive effect during the period of transition. If the UK were to adopt hard left policies at the same time as the disruptive part of the Brexit process, the combined effect could have dire results for the economy.

Blair is often disastrously wrong but as Stephen Daisley say, he has a point about Corbyn.

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