You just don’t get it, @HuwJarse (except I think you do, really).
Without Brexit, how much would the economy have grown? That is the question you should be asking yourself. We certainly wouldn’t have had the -0.4% the month before (when you disappeared for a while) and YoY manufacturing wouldn’t be flat-lining - because we aren’t hit by China like Germany and Japan are with their slowdown and Trump’s intervention on top.
While we are messing about with Brexit, the rest of the world isn’t standing still, you know?
Like the guy said in one of the links I posted above, which I though absolutely nailed the point
“Paul Smith, executive vice president of Salesforce UK, said Brexit was adding to business uncertainty at the same time as companies were grappling with unprecedented levels of technological change.”
All predicted and dismissed as project fear - when in fact we’re losing ground on our competitors that we are highly unlikely to ever make up. Opportunities missed, investment missed, maybe whole industries of the future missed. Industries we badly need for the future.