Mick F wrote:What is truth?
We could spend hours discussing that as a philosophical point, but most of us have accepted that the nearest we'll get to 'truth' is a process known as the 'scientific method.' You remember from school? Propose something based on a theoretical model, use data, test it and then decide whether it's worth adding to our canon of knowledge.
Brexit will be an excellent example of the scientific method in action. The 'remainers' pointed out that leaving the EU was a very, very bad idea. They also claimed that anyone who was waving the flag about 'getting back our country' and freeing ourselves from the tyranny of Brussels are simply deluded folk who have been fooled into voting for economic suicide by a multi-million pound campaign of lies and social media manipulation orchestrated by treacherous oligarchs who stand to make billions from the ruination of our country.
We're in a very good position now. At the beginning of 2021, we're going to see the experimental data come rolling in. As our economy struggles to avoid collapse, as the all-important financial/services sector are destroyed, and our supply chains are paralysed, we'll finally be able to establish the truth about that vexed question: was the promise of a pineapple trade deal with Papua New Guinea a better prospect than remaining in a trading arrangement with our geographical neighbours who also happen to be the largest trading block on the planet?
The supporters of brexit have quietened down remarkably on social media etc. They're obviously too busy getting ready to apply their deep understanding of Economics to analysing the data that's about to come in. (Or alternatively they might just be keeping their heads down and thinking of ways to blame the disaster on the EU, the remainers and anyone other than themselves.)