Friday, June 17, 2016

Poor kids. And poor Britain

from The Independent
Analysts said the decision to suspend referendum campaigning following the killing of Jo Cox in Birstall, West Yorkshire, may have affected the market on Friday as Brexit fears subsided temporarily.
“Investors are considering the risk of Brexit to have been lowered, both by reports that European hedge funds believe ... that the shooting of Cox has played against the Brexit vote,” said Angus Gluskie, managing director of White Funds Management in Sydney.
from The Spectator
Rod Liddle writes: "This sort of savagery and vileness has been on the cards now for quite a while. We are drifting towards the febrile territory of a banana republic, or at best the USA. The claims on either side of the Brexit debate are hyperbolic, exaggerated, idiotic. And the mutual loathing spreads daily across social media, a shrieking absolutism divorced from reality on both sides of the argument.  Call the vote off, as a mark of respect. We are in no fit state to vote anyway, to judge by the level of debate. Call it off. Poor, poor, woman. Poor kids. And poor Britain."


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