Leslie – Fall in wage growth shows cost of hard Brexit

Commenting on the 0.2% fall in real wage growth in Q1 of 2017, the first fall since 2014, Chris Leslie, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“It’s absolutely clear the Government’s hard Brexit course is making working people worse off. 

“As wages shrink, prices are surging as the collapse in the value of the pound has pushed up the price of imported food, clothes and fuel.

“Working people are already becoming poorer as a result of the Prime Minister’s choice to pursue a hard, extreme Brexit.” 

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