EU Debate Insults UK Voters’ Intelligence, Says Ex-Central Bank Chief

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King has criticised arguments in the debate over Britain’s European Union membership that he said “insult the intelligence of voters,” British media reported on Monday.

King, who steered UK monetary policy for 10 years to 2013, was speaking at Britain’s Hay Festival, an arts event.

Britons will decide on June 23 whether to leave or stick with the EU, with important implications for the future of Britain’s economic and trade relations and for the EU itself.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.