This is what Brexiteers voted for but said was ‘project fear’. Some how they’ve translated that guilt into accusing Remainers of always being negative and running down 'UK PLC’
I’d love to be positive, but I don’t see anything to be positive about.
LONDON (Reuters) - Sales at British retailers rose at their slowest average pace on record over the past year as worries about Brexit weighed on consumers, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Average sales growth weakened to 0.6% in the 12 months to June, the British Retail Consortium, an industry group, said, the slowest increase since it began its records in 1995.
Retailers also had their biggest annual fall for June on record - down 1.3% - as the Brexit concerns mounted and the spending boost from a heatwave and the men’s soccer World Cup in June 2018 affected the comparison, the BRC said.
“Overall, the picture is bleak: rising real wages have failed to translate into higher spending as ongoing Brexit uncertainty led consumers to put off non-essential purchases,” BRC Chief Executive Helen Dickinson said.