6 things (from experts) that should have made it onto the Brexit bus

PUBLISHED: 13:49 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:32 26 October 2016

The Vote Leave campaign bus.

The Vote Leave campaign bus.

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Those in the Leave camp may ‘have had enough of experts’ (thanks for that, Michael Gove) but there are a few things we wish the Brexit battle bus had taught us prior to the EU referendum.

1. Think the pound is strong? Think again.*

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* in a week of fluctuations the pound hit 1.217 US dollars, the lowest since 1848, when revolution was spreading across Europe

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2. Surely things can’t get that bad? Oh...*

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* calculation by Financial Times economics editor Chris Giles

3. Finding a job will get harder*

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* The Bank of England has warned of the unemployment rate rise over the next two years, after the Brexit vote

4. Struggling on a low income? Brexit probably won’t help*

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* study by the Resolution Foundation predicts impact of leaving the EU could impact anticipated increases to the national living wage

5. Hard Brexit could mean a £66 billion a year loss in tax revenues*

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* predictions made in a draft Cabinet committee paper, based on forecasts from a Treasury study, in the event of a Hard Brexit

6. Brexit will unleash a wave of intolerance*

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* new Home Office figures showed racist or religious abuse incidents in England and Wales jumped from 3886 in July 2015, to 5468 for the same month this year

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