This week saw a remarkable set of own goals by the Fourth Reich. Whilst the leaders of Italy, France and der Fatherland were meeting to discuss what the bloody hell to do now that Britain has voted to kick them into touch, our friend Herr Juncker – who they are trying desperately to make the scapegoat for our decision – decided to make a statement saying that all borders would be done away with and that the EU needed to make a stand against nationalism! I bet the Dutch loved that one…
Meanwhile, to quote Harold MacMillan, Britain has never had it so good.
The Confederation of British Industry said its retail sales volume index rose to +9 – its highest since February and a massive increase from -14 in July. Employment hit a record high of 74.5% and the UK’s net wealth hit £8.8trillion.
The latest house prices data showed the industry defying warnings of a housing market crash after Brexit, with shares rising in housebuilding firms. There’s been a jump in reservations by buyers of new homes over the past two months despite some surveys suggesting the so-called Brexit vote could cool the housing market.
In fact, the country that seems to have been hit hardest by the Brexit vote is, ironically, not Britain but Germany. The German economy is slowing markedly and Merkel is trying to shrug it all off as just a summer slump. Confidence indicators in Germany are at their lowest level since 2014. While the FTSE goes up, the German DAX is dropping. In fact, all the indicatorS prove just how much we were being ripped off for by the Reich and why so many prominent German industrialistS desperately Wanted us to remain in Europe.
And with the refugee crisis and Jihadi attacks on the increase, Merkel is reeling under the pressure of her open door policy. The last thing she wanted to hear with an election looming is Herr Junckers views on abolishing borders.
No, all in all Britain is doing alright thank you very much and the Germans are bricking it. Personally, I’m loving it!
Altogether now :
“Two world wars and one world cup