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We didn’t vote to “make ourselves poorer”—but we did vote for freedom from the EU

Remainers' obsession with "voting to make ourselves poorer" misses what the Brexit vote was really about—and May's deal will make it worse

By Timothy Bradshaw  

A pro-Brexit Protester cites number of Brexit Voters in London, UK. Photo: PA

“We didn’t vote to make ourselves poorer” has become a canard used by those Remainers who seek a so-called “People’s Vote,” or else such a close relationship with the EU post-Brexit as to make leaving barely leaving at all. In this logic, the people who voted for Leave did so because they were too stupid to understand what leaving might mean. This reading, however, not only glosses over the economic possibilities afforded by Brexit, but also misunderstands both…

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