Saturday 3 December 2016

Economists have been getting it wrong for decades. No wonder they oppose Brexit

Allister Heath

Published 20/05/2016 | 02:30

David Cameron has been claiming, over and again, that those of us who support Brexit have lost the economic argument. Photo: PA
David Cameron has been claiming, over and again, that those of us who support Brexit have lost the economic argument. Photo: PA

Over the past few weeks, British Prime Minister David Cameron has been claiming, over and again, that those of us who support Brexit have lost the economic argument.

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Both Cameron and UK Chancellor George Osborne want people to believe that we only really care about "sovereignty", and to accept that this would come at a heavy cost in terms of forgone prosperity.

It's a convenient narrative for the Remain side, and one that underpins its strategy to win the referendum. It's also utter nonsense.

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