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Leaving the EU will cost us, not give us back £350m

The small amount of cash we'll regain won't make a dent on our NHS—and our loss of trade will be disastrous for the economy

By Lord Bilimoria  

Boris Johnson preparing to board the Vote Leave campaign bus. Photo: PA

Boris Johnson, our nation’s court jester, has scuppered the plans for the Prime Minister’s much-hyped speech in Florence later this week.

He has reiterated his claim that the supposed £350 million we send to the EU can be sent to the NHS instead—to the consternation of the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority Sir David Norgrove and immediate public protests from others.

So many—including arch Brexiteer Nigel Farage—rowed back on that claim immediately after the EU referendum…

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