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Niall Ferguson backtracks from his public Brexit opposition:

… 14 years of living in the United States had taken their toll. Americans since the 1960s have wanted the Brits inside the EU to counterbalance the French, whom they do not trust. I had started to think that way. But a bigger factor ā€” I must admit it ā€” was my personal friendship with David Cameron and George Osborne. For the first time in my career, I wrote things about which I had my doubts in order to help my friends stay in power. That was wrong and I am sorry I did it. …

Many interesting (and more substantial) points in the article. Cascade dynamics are intriguing to watch.

December 14, 2016admin 3 Comments »


3 Responses to this entry

  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Attention whores — those who succeed by selling opinion products — change direction when the good whorin’ is elsewhere.


    Lucian Reply:

    What makes Ferguson’s case amusing is how adamant his shilling was leading into both Brexit and the US election. Guy was posting multiple times per day about how bad and un-British leaving the Union would be. Expect a similar flip wrt Trump.

    His Kissinger book is still decent (if hagiographic) though.


    Posted on December 14th, 2016 at 2:43 pm Reply | Quote
  • Post Alley Crackpot Says:

    It was obvious, it was why many people didn’t trust him, and it is why he doesn’t deserve to have anyone accept this sham of an apology.

    Would it be more believable if he admitted to violating British laws against prostitution instead?

    Not for visiting them necessarily, mind you, but for being one …


    Posted on December 15th, 2016 at 1:32 am Reply | Quote

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