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Waking up to the dangers of Brexit?

January 21, 2019 2:07 PM

Polls appearing it seems on an almost daily basis show that the tide of public opinion has turned and there is now a majority in favour of remaining in the EU. Some who voted leave have now seen through the lies that were peddled by the leave campaign and realise the UK government are determined to drive us off a cliff edge.

Yet there are still far too many who refuse to believe the economists, the business leaders, the healthcare professionals who constantly warn of the dangers of a no deal Brexit, or indeed a Brexit on the terms of Mrs May's extremely dubious deal.

Wales Online today published an article - "Staffing problems and limited access to services: The devastating impact of Brexit on healthcare in Wales." It reports on a health impact assessment conducted by Public Health Wales which highlights "four areas where any form of exit from the European Union was likely to have a major negative effect." This includes the NHS and social care provision.

This is not new to many of us who warned of this and other likely effects before the referendum, but some are still refusing to listen - apparently they know better than the experts. These people will no doubt be happy diagnosing and treating their own ailments in future as experts are not to be relied on.

The response from many (not all) leave voters seems to be "we voted get in with it" - but it's ok to change your mind. It's democratic to change your mind. And in this case it is certainly sensible to change your mind.