Before we explain our important message to you, let me briefly introduce ourselves. Twelve years ago we launched a magazine for investors. We called it MoneyWeek. MoneyWeekis now the UK’s best-selling financial magazine, and serves tens of thousands of subscribers in more than 60 countries.
You may have heard of MoneyWeek because of the work we’ve done over the last several years – helping investors avoid some of the big disasters associated with the credit collapse.
We warned investors to take their money out of Europe in 2009… to avoid buying the euro… to stay away from the big banks in 2008… and steer clear of property investments in 2007.
We even helped our subscribers find opportunities to profit from the ensuing chaos, by stocking up on gold and a number of other assets unpopular at the time.
To our knowledge, no other publication can match our record of correctly anticipating and predicting the financial crisis.
But that’s not why we wrote this letter.
We cite our success and experience with the crises of the past because there is an even bigger crisis looming – something that we believe will distabilise the very foundations of Britain.
And that is why we’ve spent a significant amount of time and money in the past few months preparing this letter… perhaps the most important letter you’ll receive this year.
This looming crisis is related to the financial crisis of 2008… but it will be infinitely more dangerous. As we’ll explain, there is an unsolvable problem at the heart of our financial system. One that dates back over a hundred years.
In that time this problem has eaten away more than £10 trillion in public funds. It has been at the root of practically every major political argument in this country, and it affects every aspect of the way we live our lives.
Twenty-five Prime Ministers – from both political parties – have come and gone without ever having come close to solving it.
We believe the outcome of this problem is inevitable… and the recession, joblessness and instability you see right now is only the first stage of it. Many people think the slump we’re in now is as bad as it will get.
But the truth is, it’s only the start.
In fact, you will certainly see the consequences of this deep-rooted problem unfold across the cities, towns and villages of Britain. No one will escape the fallout.
In all recorded history, no country has ever recovered from the financial position we find ourselves in today. No government has ever been able to reverse this trend. No emergency action has ever come close to a solution.
This inescapable problem has only ever had one outcome: financial collapse.
Believe me, we don’t make this prediction lightly and we have no interest in trying to scare you. We’re simply following our research to its logical conclusion.
We did the same when we anticipated the global credit crisis, the property slide and the collapse of the banks.
That’s why, before we go any further, we need to make something clear…
This is the most serious warning we’ve ever made
This is not just about your money. Yes, at its core, money is a big part of the issue. But it goes deeper than that.
What we are going to say is controversial. It will shock many people. In fact, we anticipate an inbox full of angry emails for what we are about to reveal.
And the ideas and solutions we are going to suggest might seem somewhat radical to you at first.
Way back in 2005 – when we began warning about Britain’s dangerous debt burden – very few took us seriously… not at first. Back then, most mainstream commentators – from the Financial Times to the Daily Mail – just ignored the views we published.