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Brexit analysis: Fall in EU migration far from cost free

by Steve Beasant on 1 February, 2018

Leaked government Brexit analysis reveals the cost to the British economy of cutting migration.

The following article was written by the Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable and published today on the Lib Dem Website.

A sign pointing to passport control, with people climbing a flight of stairs in the background.

Leaked government Brexit analysis reveals that the cost to the British economy of cutting migration from the EU would be significantly greater than the benefits brought by a US trade deal.

The view that restricting immigration is a positive thing, something this Conservative government have only encouraged, has been starkly contradicted by their own analysis.

This analysis shows a fall in EU migration is far from cost free.

The resulting loss of skills and government revenue means any trade deal with the US won’t even begin to bring in the cash lost by a clamp down on migration post-Brexit.

As the government’s own evidence against their blinkered hard Brexit agenda begins to mount, the British people must be given their say on the final deal with the option to exit from Brexit.

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