David Davis: “Schrödinger’s Brexit Impact Assessments simultaneously exist and don’t exist”

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Brexit Secretary David Davis has admitted under committee questioning that due to the laws of quantum mechanics, the Brexit Impact Assessments that he commissioned both simultaneously exist and don’t exist.

Davis, who is under fire for saying for several months that the reports analysing the impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom’s economy existed, but would not be published, but is now saying that they don’t exist at all, has used physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment where a cat is both alive and dead at the same time to explain his position.

Davis told the House of Commons committee: “Under the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics, the reports are currently in a state of quantum superposition.

“They will remain in this superposition of states until an observer-induced collapse of the wave function occurs.

“So, therefore, I’m not lying when I said then that they exist, but now that they don’t exist.

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