What the Economic Experts Said Would Happen If BREXIT Passed: “In the run-up to Britain’s historic vote on whether to leave the EU, the consensus among economists was clear: Brexit will hurt growth. Even many committed supporters acknowledged the prospect of a short-term economic hit.”
What Actually Happened: “Britain ended last year as the strongest of the world’s advanced economies with growth accelerating in the six months after the Brexit vote.”
One is almost tempted to believe that economists prior to BREXIT were trying to hype gloomy scenarios in order to encourage the outcome demanded by those with whom they were in political alignment.
But that could never happen, right? Because economists are scientists, and scientists are never influenced by politics at all.