Quite soMay 26, 2016 Tim WorstallEuropean Union5 CommentsThis confirms the axiom that economists prove their sense of humor by using decimal points. previousThis makes *me* wince and I’m malenextBeavers released into Devon river in bid to boost gene pool 5 thoughts on “Quite so” dearieme May 26, 2016 at 10:12 am Is that the link you intended? Richard May 26, 2016 at 11:34 am “Although none of these, in spring 2008, foresaw the crisis of autumn 2008, they now predict, with remarkable precision, economic damage to Britain’s economy, the world’s fifth-largest, if it is detached from the stagnation of the E.U.” That’s good; I didn’t realise Yankee newspapers could write anything so readable. Liberal Yank May 26, 2016 at 11:34 am From the comments: The UK exercises considerable influence on world affairs through its membership in the EU. I could understand European affairs but I’m fairly certain British global influence was far greater before the EU began evolving. BlokeInTejas May 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm I’m not sure that was actually written by George Will. It’s comprehensible. Henry Marsh May 26, 2016 at 7:08 pm Why would Great Britain want to influence world affairs. Hong Kong and New Zealand don’t go round trying this on, yet they are having incredible influence e.g. New Zealand’s policies on farming, prostitution, and conservation get mentioned everywhere there is a debate. It seems the less influence you try to have, the more you have. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.