Monday, 9 April 2018

Fraudian slip?

"FRAUD WARNING: Exploiting BREXIT among top ways scammers will cheat people out of money", caution the Express's headline writers.

Whether the headline is symptomatic of severe irony deficiency, or just a rare lucid insight, the fortuitous pairing of Brexit and fraud is probably not the best look for the Europhobic press to be wearing right now.*

Whatever the reason, I find myself in the rare position of endorsing an Express headline. Being gullible enough to believe the people who sold the nation Brexit probably is a fair predictor of susceptibility to scammers.

* Update - although, as our learned friend points out, mere electoral fraud wouldn't invalidate the result, at least legally speaking. But it would certainly undermine the political legitimacy of the failing Brexit project.