Economists for Brexit’ back campaign to leave EU


A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on EU membership.The group, Economists for Brexit, claim the UK economy would be boosted by 4% outside the EU.
But the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign said their economic model would be “the worst possible alternative”.
It is the first time a group of economists have publicly backed Brexit.
The economic arguments have so far been tilted towards the Remain camp, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) both warning against leaving.