Out of touch with re­al­ity

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS - Paul Nut­tall, North West MEP UK In­de­pen­dence Party

IT used to be that peo­ple looked up to and re­spected those in author­ity. Sadly that is no longer the norm and when we get mo­ronic com­ments from a deputy gov­er­nor at the Bank of Eng­land it is hardly sur­pris­ing.

Ben Broad­bent has de­scribed the econ­omy as hav­ing en­tered its “menopausal” phase, be­ing past peak pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Not only was his choice of metaphor of­fen­sive but his com­ments about pro­duc­tiv­ity come at the same time as fig­ures from the Of­fice for Na­tional Sta­tis­tics sug­gest that Bri­tain’s jobs mar­ket is con­tin­u­ing to defy ex­pec­ta­tions.

They show that em­ploy­ment has hit a record high and wages have grown at the fastest pace since 2015.

I’m afraid Project Fear 2 is alive and well and liv­ing in the higher ech­e­lons of Re­moan­ers. But they are out of touch with both re­al­ity and the mood of the coun­try.

Theresa May may not be mov­ing as fast or boldly as I’d like but we are still head­ing for the EU exit door and roll on pros­per­ity.

Ben Broad­bent

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