Do you read the Financial Times? If so have you found the repeated articles on Brexit (including many editorials) somewhat one-sided? Well yesterday the Financial Times actually published a letter from Campbell Gordon complaining about it, and it’s not often that editors publish letters critical of what they are issuing.
But what do we get today? Yet another editorial on the same topic and with the same slant – in this case explaining why scientists are unhappy with Brexit and should not vote to leave. The reason being that they simply get lots of funding from EU science programmes.
Now as a long time reader of the FT I have also found it somewhat tiresome of late. There is only so much one might wish to read on this topic, particularly when it seems to give a somewhat unbalanced view.
As Editor of the ShareSoc Informer Newsletter I have restrained from saying anything on Brexit for two months. But you are warned (this is a “trailer”) that ShareSoc will be publishing my analysis of the issues soon. And it will be taking a somewhat innovatory approach to the subject rather than confuse you even further with more information overload.
In the meantime, and despite the best efforts of the FT, the tide seems to be moving in favour of Brexit with an ICM poll published in the Guardian showing the leave camp in the lead. It is suggested that today’s fall in the FTSE, in property shares, and in the pound are linked. But it could be coincidence of course. It is getting to the point where anything you read on Brexit should be taken with a large pinch of salt.