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Stop Brexit, Build a Brighter Future

November 5, 2019 7:35 PM

sbWe launched our general election campaign today under our new slogan - Stop Brexit, Build a Brighter Future
Stopping Brexit, we argue, will generate a Remain Bonus for the public finances because under Remain, the economy will grow faster than under Brexit, leading to higher GDP and consequently higher public sector current receipts. This adds up to £50 billion over 5 years.

Paul Johnson, from the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, said it was a reasonable calculation in line with their own forecasts, adding: "We could expect the economy to be bigger if we were to remain and this assumes a relatively modest effect if anything, although obviously subject to a huge amount of uncertainty".

Jo Swinson said:

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party standing up to stop Brexit and build a brighter future for the UK.
Brexit has taken far longer and cost far more than anyone said it would. But any form of Brexit will damage our jobs, our economy and our public services, starving them of vital cash as the economy struggles along.
The Liberal Democrats will stop Brexit and then use the £50bn Remain Bonus to invest in our public services.
Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to stop Brexit, build a brighter future and invest the £50bn Remain bonus in our vital public services."