Hi Jon,When you say project fear has failed to materialise you're jumping the gun a bit are you not? We're not even out yet - let's see what happens when we are. Even then we won't really know for 10 years or so whether we've been seriously wounded or not.
Yes, I agree with you that we don't know what will happen immediately after Brexit - if it ever happens. What I was referring to in my last post were the doom 'n gloom predictions given by Cameron, Osborne and Carney et al about what would happen immediately after the 2016 referendum: i.e. instant recession, hundreds of thousands of job losses and a punishment budget etc.
I accept that post-Brexit in the short term, i.e. months, that there will be teething problems - especially if we leave with no-deal. However, time is our friend and, with the passage of it, said issues will be resolved. I don't buy into the 'catastrophe' predictions simply because we're the world's 5th largest economy. If all it takes is a couple of iffy U.S. mortgage companies to spark the 2008 financial crash - the shock waves of the U.K. being 'seriously wounded' would be tsunami like by comparison. Needless to say, it isn't in the EU's interests to let that happen - let alone actually facilitate it. To conclude: some short term adjustments will be required and may be uncomfortable for some but, in the long term, we'll be much better off. And, if the EU does struggle down the road, although we won't be immune from the fallout - but we'll be much better off than the 27 members locked in the union.