THE IMF’s economic forecasts are so habitually wrong that no one would pay them any attention were they not instantly weaponised by Labour and their Remoaner allies in the broadcast media.
To them, these predictions are not the wild speculation economists know them to be.
3The IMF may predict negative growth for Britain, but time and time again these forecasts have been proven to be wild speculationCredit: ReutersThey are proof, chiselled in stone, of Tory incompetence and the ruinous, stupefying ignorance of Leave voters.
No matter that the IMF itself doesn’t blame Brexit for the negative growth it expects for us this year.
Or that our actual growth in 2022 was the highest in the G7.
Or that the flip-flopping IMF warned against tax cuts last year and now (rightly) says high taxes hold us back.
What matters to Labour is twisting the knife and maintaining the pretence that our economy, battered by war and Covid, would miraculously improve under them.
For Remain diehards it’s about blaming Brexit for everything. The EU’s reliably ridiculous Guy Verhofstadt even managed to pin Putin’s war on it today.
They are running a dismal, divisive campaign to convince Britain to lose its bottle over Brexit — after only two years of being fully out — and rejoin the EU.
The price would likely be scrapping the Pound, reinstating free movement, paying billions in fees, binning 70-plus independent trade deals and bowing to Brussels again.
Do all the pointless polls supposedly proving Britain “regrets” Brexit mention that to voters? No.
One IMF warning IS worth heeding . . . that our tax burden will soon hit a 70-year high.
No economy can thrive under that, especially with reckless pay strikes crippling the public sector.
Once inflation falls, the Chancellor must take the axe to tax.
Send the jets
AIR power could prove crucial in finally ousting Putin from Ukraine.
It will be vital too in defending the Western tanks now being sent out there at vast expense.
3The refusal to send fighter jets to Ukraine looks to be short-sightedCredit: AFPSo the refusal today by the UK, US and Poland to supply fighter jets looks short-sighted.
Ukraine says its pilots could train to fly them in six months.
And fears that Russia would use them as an excuse for nuclear retaliation are exaggerated.
Our tanks are already sufficient cause, if the Kremlin really wants war with Nato.
The Allies should think again.
Nic’s in fix
3Nicola Sturgeon is all bluster and nervous laughter as controversy continuesCredit: PANICOLA Sturgeon is a gibbering shambles defending her own trans folly.
The SNP chief is all bluster and nervous laughter as interviewers interrogate her over the male-bodied rapist placed in a women’s jail in line with her policy that all transwomen are women.
How gratifying it is to watch fashionable woke leftist theory hit the brick wall of reality and public opinion.
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