I'd beg to differ(Original post by Nurne)
Norwegian model would cause the GDP to decrease by 1.9% but we would still have to conform to freedom of movement of labour and still pay membership dues.
The Canadian model would cause our GDP to decrease by 5.5% as a member of the WTO only.
The fact is 47% of our exports go to the EU, there are no economic benefits of leaving the EU and anyone saying so is lying.
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First of all it is IMPOSSIBLE to predict the economic repercussions of a brexit, as no economic models have ever been devised to predict the effects of a change of this magnitude. All these figures are extrapolations from previous theories and models.
The advantages to leave and remain both exist, and the EU hasn't done itself any favours by hastily accepting the eastern european countries into their fold, the very countries whose presence caused this crisis (by emigrating en-mass to the UK).
It is ultimately a difficult choice, but to claim to know the effects of a brexit with such authority is ultimately propagating falsehoods.
And btw coming back to the main point of the thread, I think that ultimately it has come down to which side has had the better speakers instead of the better points. Remain has had highly unpopular blokes e.g Blair (and corbyn to a lesser extent - he doesn't seem to be too keen on a remain, his campaigning really halfheartedly), Brexit in contrast have had blessed campaigners and speakers like Boris, Gove (even though I don't really agree with much of his policies) and Mogg.
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