Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sorry, but this is disingenuous nonsense


In the past months I have tried very hard not to add to the overload of nonsense published on social and mainstream media about Brexit. But the circulation on Twitter of the item above has finally forced me to break my resolve. Sorry Jessica and the many others who retweeted this, but blaming the possible closure of Patisserie Valerie on Brexit by is disingenuous nonsense. Simply reading the linked Guardian report explains that:
Without an agreement, the company’s lenders, HSBC and Barclays, could demand repayment of debts that may amount to nearly £10m, potentially forcing Patisserie Valerie to call in administrators. Other options include a second bailout by Johnson, the multimillionaire chairman of the business, who pumped £20m of his money into Patisserie Valerie to keep it afloat after the company uncovered “potentially fraudulent” accounting irregularities and a financial black hole in October.
As is clearly explained in the article, accounting irregularities and not Brexit are responsible for Patisserie Valerie's financial predicament. I voted 'remain' in the referendum. But I believe the hysterical nonsense being indiscriminately peddled by vocal 'remainers' is seriously undermining the many valid arguments of the 'remain' movement.

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2 comments:

mathias broucek said...

Amen. The polarisation of public discourse is out of control....

Graeme said...

On Brexit Ms Duchen seems mentally unhinged. People like Howard Goodall and her should stick to things they know something about.