Britain Won’t Leave EU Despite Brexit Say ‘Experts’

EU referendum. A London taxi driver waves a Union Jack flag in Westminster, London after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets. Picture date: Friday June 24, 2016. See PA story POLITICS EU. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire URN:26700726 (Press Association via AP Images)
A group of top European ‘financial insiders’ assembled by Politico insists that, despite the Brexit vote, Britain still won’t actually leave the European Union. These ‘experts’ also predict dire consequences for the UK economy. More than three-quarters of those surveyed said the U.K. should brace itself for a major economic slowdown as uncertainty hits “confidence, consumer spending and investment,” whereas they predicted the wider European economy will fare much better. Admittedly, when you look at some of the names on the experts list, these predictions look somewhat less plausible. When a list includes figures as risible as Green party leader Natalie Bennett, as feeble as Brexit turncoat Alan Duncan, or as parti pris as ex-Goldman-Sachs-er and former EU commissioner Mario Monti, not to mention various serving EU functionaries, you can be pretty sure that what you are hearing here are the voices of the losing faction in the EU debate hell bent on proving that they were right all along. Clearly, they are all rubbing their hands with glee at the prospects of British post-Brexit failure. “The uncertainty [while exit negotiations take place] will particularly hit the British services market, which is the strong point of the U.K. economy at the