Monday, 30 May 2016

Politics Home: Brexit economists reject £350m Vote Leave claim

Politics Home: Brexit economists reject £350m Vote Leave claim

And Ruth Lea, who used to chair Economists for Britain and has been a high-profile advocate of a Leave vote on 23 June, said the figure should not be used and that she had made representations to the campaign.

She told Radio 4’s Westminster Hour: “I did indicate to one of the members of what is now the Vote Leave team in fact that £350m was a highly misleading figure, because it’s the gross contributions and at the very, very, very minimum the rebate should be deducted.

“And then possibly the public sector receipts and then possibly the private sector receipts and you’ll probably get down to £150m to £200m a week. So I’m afraid that figure is pretty fallacious.”

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