Gerald Celente – The Next 8 Days May Change The World Forever
15 June, 2016
Direct Democracy referendums, a staple in Switzerland – one of the wealthiest, most democratic, least violent, most market-oriented countries in the world – in which the public, not politicians, vote on high-profile issues… has gone British…
Next Thursday, United Kingdom citizens will vote whether to stay in or exit (Brexit) the European Union. In the run-up to the referendum, world equity markets swoon and sway with polls that fluctuate between “Remain” or “Leave.”
With the latest TNS poll showing 47 percent of likely voters opting to leave vs. 40 percent wanting to stay, business media and financial pundits blame the prospects of a Brexit for rattling stock markets and pushing gold prices higher.
Are the markets overreacting?
Initially, should the “leave” vote win, we forecast the US dollar and gold prices will spike while equity markets, particularly those currently under downward pressure, will sink deeply lower.
In addition, while the UK is the world’s fifth-largest economy and its gross domestic value represents some 5 percent of the world economy, should it leave the EU, we forecast, for the long term, it will be business as usual throughout most of the continent. Moreover, as nationalism sentiments rise, so too will growing prospects for increasing domestic consumption of “Made in UK” products as the nation and its people embrace one of our Top Trends of 2016,“Self-Sustainability.”
On the broader socioeconomic and political scale, with anti-immigration and anti-EU populism movements rapidly spreading throughout Europe, should British citizens vote to exit, we forecast similar Direct Democracy referendums igniting across the continent to leave the EU… swiftly leading to the dissolution of Brussels’ central government control, elimination of the euro and a return to national currencies.
However, should the “remain” claim victory, while the populism anti-EU trend will steadily grow, it will not spontaneously combust a continent-wide revolt against euro zone and/or euro group control and currency.
Bigger than Britain
While the loudest word on The Street is the fear that if Britain votes to leave the EU, the bloc could slip into recession, the current trend line is bigger than a Brexit. Indeed, last Thursday, even European Central Bank President Mario Draghi widened fears of recession beyond the UK vote, warning that the “economic recovery in the euro area continues to be dampened by subdued growth prospects in emerging markets.”
Whether emerging markets or developed ones, from China to Brazil, from the United States to Japan – imports, exports, GDP, jobs, retail sales, commodity prices, the Purchasing Managers’ Index, the ISM Manufacturing Index, etc.– the numbers range from miserable to terrible as nations’ economies across the globe stagnate, recede or depress.
“We Must Set Ourselves Free From Dictatorial Brussels.” The Sun Urges Brits To Leave EU
We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels.
Throughout our 43-year membership of the European Union it has proved increasingly greedy, wasteful, bullying and breathtakingly incompetent in a crisis.
Next Thursday, at the ballot box, we can correct this huge and historic mistake.
It is our last chance. Because, be in no doubt, our future looks far bleaker if we stay in.
Outside the EU we can become richer, safer and free at long last to forge our own destiny — as America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other great democracies already do. And as we were the first to do centuries ago.
If we stay, Britain will be engulfed in a few short years by this relentlessly expanding German dominated federal state.
For all David Cameron’s witless assurances, our powers and values WILL be further eroded.
Staying in will be worse for immigration, worse for jobs, worse for wages and worse for our way of life.
Greece is bankrupt.
Italy is in danger of going the same way, with even more disastrous consequences.
In Spain, 45 per cent of those under 25 are out of work.
And numerous even poorer and worse-governed countries are now joining the EU.
To remain means being powerless to cut mass immigration which keeps wages low and puts catastrophic pressure on our schools, hospitals, roads and housing stock.
In every way, it is a bigger risk.
The Remain campaign, made up of the corporate establishment, arrogant europhiles and foreign banks, have set out to terrify us all about life outside the EU.
Their “Project Fear” strategy predicts mass unemployment, soaring interest rates and inflation, plummeting house prices, even world war.
The Treasury, Bank of England, the IMF and world leaders have all been wheeled out by Downing Street to add their grim warnings.
Nonsense! Years ago the same politicians and economists issued apocalyptic predictions about our fate if we didn’t join the euro.
Thank God we stopped that. The single currency’s stranglehold has since ruined the EU’s poorer nations and cast millions on the dole.
We are told we cannot be in the single market without accepting all the rules, free movement of people included.
If so, let’s leave it and, using our enormous clout as the world’s fifth biggest economy, strike great trade deals with the other 85 per cent of the world.
And pick and choose the best migrants from the whole world.
If we stay in the EU, as Cameron wants, we will finally give up any chance of controlling our population. Cameron admits it.
Vote Leave, and we will reassert our sovereignty — embracing a future as a self-governing, powerful nation envied by all.
We will re-establish the basic principle that we are governed by politicians we elect or eject every five years, not foreign bureaucrats.
The Sun has campaigned relentlessly against the ever-expanding superstate.
But the EU cannot reform.
Remain has conducted a deceitful campaign. It has been nasty, cynical, personally abusive and beneath the dignity of Britain.
Our country has a glorious history.
This is our chance to make Britain even greater, to recapture our democracy, to preserve the values and culture we are rightly proud of.
A VOTE FOR LEAVE IS A VOTE FOR A BETTER BRITAIN.