Following a warning from the Vote Leave campaign to abstain from commenting on the UK’s EU referendum, Mark Carney has responded after Bank of England officials viewed the warning as an implied ‘threat’, which contained ‘numerous and substantial’ misconceptions. Last month, Mr Carney said that the shock of leaving the EU could cause a ‘technical recession’ i.e. six months of negative economic growth, which the Vote Leave camp viewed as public comment contrary to the independence of the Bank. Mr Carney denied this, pointing out that "All of the public comments that I, or other Bank officials, have made regarding issues related to the referendum have been limited to factors that affect the Bank's statutory responsibilities and have been entirely consistent with our remits."