I just spent a good hour or so reading John Sydenham‘s blog. At least I assume he wrote it after he alerted me to it on twitter. It’s called Political Thoughts – the magazine. You can read it here. It seems like me John also spent considerable time perusing the latest ONS trade figures like I did in my previous post. However he comes to conclusions that are diametrically opposed to mine. Him being a Europhobe and me being a Europhile you wouldn’t expect anything different. The best I can recommend to my followers on IdentitySpace is to read both and make up your own mind. I’d love to read in a comment what conclusions you arrive at.
I will reproduce just John’s first paragraph as a block quote. The rest you will have to read for yourself. Then I reproduced below verbatim my comments to John. Not that I don’t trust him not to delete them; John has commented on IdentitySpace several times and I let his comments stand. We can agree to disagree like civilized people. Here’s Johnny!!!
“The [ONS] data shows that UK Trade is performing far better outside the EU than within it and constitutes grounds for an immediate re-examination of the UK-EU trading relationship. The data also shows that there is probably a systemic problem in UK-EU trade. Why is the UK-EU trade balance so bad?”
Note my first comment is a comment on a comment, where John says UK media are all against brexit and favour remaining in the EU.