2022-11-25 08:47:20

Chancellor rubbishes his own advisers and denies Brexit will make us poorer

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The Independent
By Rob Merrick

Jeremy Hunt has rubbished the forecasts of his own economic watchdog and declared he does not accept Brexit will make us poorer.

In a fractious interview, the chancellor was confronted with his watchdogs analysis that leaving the EU will swipe 100bn from output and 40bn from revenues by the decades end.

But Mr Hunt, asked about that Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) analysis of a 4 per cent GDP slump, replied: I dont accept the 4 per cent.

When it was pointed out he accepts other OBR forecasts, he said: I dont have to accept all of them, adding: I accept all the ones I agree with.

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