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Data grump

Pro-Brexit camp learns risky lesson from Scotland

Swaha Pattanaik 

Swaha Pattanaik Britons are being deluged with data. Those who want the country to leave the European Union (EU) are as likely to reel off supportive facts and figures as those who want it to stay in. But the pro-Brexit camp is thus far resisting the temptation to use complex economic models to prove its point. Take for instance the UK finance ministry's analysis of how some alternatives to EU membership might affect the economy. Published on April 18, this door-stopper of a document estimated that after 15 years the annual loss of gross domestic product per household would be between £2,600 and ...

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First Published: Tue, April 19 2016. 21:22 IST