There isn’t much that we like about the BBC, however as far as we are concerned Andrew Neil is a shining beacon of pro-Brexit honesty in a sea of left-wing lunacy – his regular rants against the Remoaning elite are they only thing that provide licence fee payers with anything remotely close to value for money.
In his latest attempt to destroy Project Fear once and for all, Neil had some very choice words for the Shadow Treasury Minister Anneliese Dodds about the sheer inaccuracy of Labour’s economic projections of doom for Brexit.
Hopefully Project Fear will be sent packing once and for all by this short, sharp and sweet destruction using some simple facts.
According to a report in The Express:
The BBC host criticised shadow treasury minister Anneliese Dodds for misleading Brits about the impact of the Brexit vote on the UK.
Speaking on Daily Politics, Neil said the UK’s economic performance after it decided to leave the European Union was not “what Remainers like you told us”.
He said: “So, Anneliese Dodds. Growth is rising again, the fiscal deficit is down. Unemployment has never been lower since Harold Wilson was in Downing Street.
“It’s not quite what Remainers like you told us would happen to the British economy.”
Ms Dodds tried to fight her corner and said it was vital politicians did not “talk down” the economy.
She said: “Well I think it’s very important nobody talks down the British economy, I’m very, very proud of it.
“But there are two figures in areas that weren’t covered in your otherwise very good report there.
“First of all, around living standards. We’ve had the longest squeeze on wages in Britain since Napoleonic times recently.
“So people aren’t actually feeling that confident and when they are spending, a lot of that’s being driven by debt which is enormously concerning. We’re seeing record levels of consumer debt.
“But secondly, we need to put Britain into the context of other comparable countries, we’re actually 31st out of 34 OECD countries at the moment for our GDP growth, that’s not a record we should be proud of.
“We’re behind the eurozone countries when it comes to growth.”
Neil cut back in to push the point Remainers had been incorrect about Britain’s performance.
He said: “But your side of the Brexit argument didn’t tell us that growth was going to continue.
“Didn’t tell us the deficit would continue to come down and rather than unemployment continuing to fall, you told us that unemployment would soar.
“So on all these accounts you were wrong.”