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How many times have we heard that the UK economy is suffering because of Brexit fuelled uncertainty.
That our lack of strong GDP growth is down to investment, workers and jobs all relocating to the EU where the grass is green and the honey flows.
But all is not well in the EU27 and the Eurozone.
Just look at its main engine room, the German economy.
The BBC says that it has slipped back into negative growth, the Express claims it is on the brink of recession, the FT reports it has shrunk by 0.1%, CNN Business says the German 'golden decade' has come to an end and Deutsche Welle says the slowdown is a warning signal.
And the main problem for germany is a slow down in exports, which for a country that relies heavily on exports is obviously not a good thing.
The big drivers here, say pundits, are troubles in the German car-making industry, the effects of the ongoing Sino-US trade war and of course the ever blamed Brexit uncertainty.
Now, I can understand the first two, but the Remainers and Brussels always claimed that Brexit would have little to no effect on the EU, especially the Eurozone. It was the UK that would fall apart, not them they said.
But this matter of the auto industry does feature heavily across the piece - and CNN Business called the global decline in demand for cars a core issue ..