George Osborne on Today: On Treasury EU analysis, trade deals, 'economically illiterate' Brexit camps, and more

Posted On: 
18th April 2016

Speaking to the Today programme, George Osborne said today’s Treasury analysis on the benefits of Britain’s membership of the European Union had found that all Brexit alternatives left the UK’s economy worse off.

“Today’s Treasury analysis steps away from the rhetoric and sets out the facts that people have asked for. The conclusions could not be clearer: Britain would be permanently poorer if we left the European Union to the tune of £4,300 for every household in the country. That’s a fact everyone should think about as they consider how to vote, and as Chancellor I’m clear we’re stronger, safer and better off in the European Union...

“The Treasury document looks at the benefits we get from being in the European Union. Of course, we would like to see those benefits increased as the European Union reforms, but there are benefits already from additional openness, trade and investment. Now, any alternative – whether it’s the...