3 thoughts on “The Treasury’s Brexit reports lack credibility”

  1. Posted 18/06/2016 at 15:48 | Permalink

    Thanks for these detailed criticisms. As a humble accountant, my own evaluation was based on two known facts:
    1. The Office for Budget Responsibility was set up in 2010 to prevent British governments telling lies about the economy, which repeated experience showed had been a temptation they were unable to resist.
    2. In relation to the Treasury’s three scary forecasts in the Referendum campaign — the long-term forecast, the short-term forecast and the ‘pubnishment budget’ — the Office for Budget Responsibility was conspicuous by its absence. To me, that speaks volumes!

  2. Posted 19/06/2016 at 09:18 | Permalink

    The deception ploys and techniques utilised in the the two Treasury reports on Brexit and Mr
    Osborne’s marketing presentation of them, clearly exposed in this posting/analysis, would if
    undertaken in the City/the commercial sector unquestionably constitute a clear — and not
    prima facie — case of financial mis-selling.
    One wonders wryly why the Treasury/the Chancellor have not called upon the Serious
    Fraud Office to investigate and charge the perpetrators…

  3. Posted 21/06/2016 at 08:30 | Permalink

    The Treasury report is clearly not credible. However, the Remain campaign hasn’t done anything for its credibility by repeating the £350m/week contributions claim when we know that even when talking about gross contributions, the real figure, after the rebate (better described as a discount) is around £250m/week.

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