The EU referendum was only a week ago, and already the false claims and promises of ‘Leave’ campaigners are painfully unravelling.
- THEY SAID that outside the EU, Britain could control migration. This would relieve on public services.
- BUT NOW they’re saying that leaving the EU can’t radically reduce migration and that fears about immigration didn’t influence the way people voted.
- THEY SAID that we send £350m a week to the EU, which could be spent on the NHS instead.
- BUT NOW they’re saying that the claim was a mistake. It was never promised. They’re not able to spend that much extra on the NHS.
- THEY SAID Britain doesn’t need preferential access to the EU Single Market.
- BUT NOW they’re saying that we should have preferential access to the Single Market.
- THEY SAID there will be an end to ‘free movement of people’.
- BUT NOW they’re talking about ‘free movement of labour’.
- THEY SAID Britain has a great future outside the EU; that we’d get out country back and ‘take control’.
- BUT NOW they’re saying they don’t have a plan for Brexit. They never did. The government should have had a plan.
Now, it seems no one is in control. Welcome to getting your country back.
- BBC News: ‘Reality Check’
- The Mirror: What will happen to immigration into the UK after vote to leave the EU?
- The Guardian: ‘Leave campaign rows back on key immigration and NHS pledges’
- Metro: ‘Operation Backtrack begins over THAT £350million NHS claim
- New Statesman: ‘Tory Brexiter Daniel Hannan: Leave campaign never promised “radical decline” in immigration’
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- First 7 days after Referendum shock
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