Saturday 29 April 2017

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

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

Allister Heath

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.

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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