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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

I'm not accusing anyone here of being dumb - my original use of "dumb" was as to whether those with little or no knowledge of a subject (so not "experts") should have their views judged with equal weight compared to someone who has deep knowledge and experience. I say no - so long as the expert uses evidence and clear analysis to arrive at a position.

On that basis, Brexit is a dumb idea from a short-medium economic perspective. This is clear based on the evidence, analysis and expert opinion. Not even leavers should dispute that. Leavers may have other points to argue with more confidence - sovereignty, democratic deficit of the EU, immigration etc - and I understand that. My view is that the economic pain is not a price worth paying for these things - but I have listened to the experts on those points and accept their view.
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