Letter: Can any Leavers answer me this?

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 May 2018

Boris Johnson before he boards the Vote Leave campaign bus in Truro, Cornwall. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA.

Boris Johnson before he boards the Vote Leave campaign bus in Truro, Cornwall. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA.

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Here's a question for the next time you are in conversation with a confirmed Brexiteer.

Ask them how being in the EU, has in concrete terms, restricted their lifestyle or made them materially poorer. Not how it has adversely affected some unspecified people somewhere else or people in a survey organised by the Daily Express, but how it has specifically adversely affected them.

If they answer that they will be free again on Brexit Day, ask them what it is they will specifically be free to do. I think you will find 99% of the answers incoherent at best.

It is also a fact that I have yet to meet a single Brit who claims to be out of work due to the dreaded EU migrants. Support for Brexit is based on an ideology, but is not based on pragmatic facts.

Alex Wilson


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