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May must stop these grim economic forecasts becoming reality

Prepare for a pay squeeze as big as in the 1810s

By Conor D'Arcy  

Theresa May, in her first speech as Prime Minister, pledged to helped the "just about managing" ©Hannah McKay/PA Wire/PA Images

The early 21st century doesn’t have too much in common—thankfully—with the war-torn early 19th century. (Although a global superpower was headed by a man of dubious temperament.) But yesterday’s Autumn Statement and the first official projections of the impact of Brexit on the UK’s economy added an unfortunate new connection.…

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