As the Brexit campaign gather momentum there are still calls for more facts. Of course the difficulty is the fact that if UK stays in it will be business as usual whereas if we vote to leave any forecast of changes is of course just that – a forecast.
We can make educated guesses and listen to the views of respected organisations but in the end we are in a potential situation that makes the future uncertain, hence only forecasts on our future with Europe can be given, not the facts that everyone is calling for.
This reminds me of the quote by Rumsfeld:
… there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
I honestly think that it is the unknown unknowns that are the issue with Europe – no one actually knows what will happen if we leave, just that it will be different to how it is now.