Comment Central sets out seven areas of economic and political uncertainty that Brexit campaigners need to answer.
A failure to adequately plan for the aftermath of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq created a quagmire of sectarian violence and political turmoil. Similarly, a failure to adequately address the considerable economic uncertainties created by Brexit will be devastating to our country’s future prosperity.
The emotive case and stirring rhetoric that led us to the exit door of the European Union is no longer sufficient. Those that advocated our withdrawal now need to give strong, guiding leadership to address the significant uncertainties facing our country and economy.
Addressing the following seven areas of economic and political uncertainty are key:
These issues, while not insurmountable, are vital. We will require a significantly bolstered civil service both to forge new trading relationships around the world, while also servicing the existing machinery of Government. The civil service will need additional funding and manpower.
Those that have convinced the country of the case to leave should be commended, but successfully captaining the country to continued economic prosperity will be the greatest test of all. Effective planning and preparation post-event is essential; just look at Iraq.