I am even less than a novice economist. But when I got past the initial shock and the repeatedly asking "why?", I am wondering if this as more to do with the value of the pound. It's obvious that even in the best scenario of Brexit, Britain isn't going to be at full trading strength until we get this deals in the future going. So in the event of a dip in trade wouldn't this mean we have more money in circulation and thus the value of the pound would go down, as there is a lot of it? To counter this value issue wouldn't the government need to offload money in to projects so reducing the circulation of the pound and increasing its value?