EU Debate: Hugo Swire: Economy would suffer if we pull out


The British economy would suffer “for many years to come” if the nation voted to pull out of the European Union, Commonwealth minister Hugo Swire has claimed. Speaking at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Swire said last Wednesday (18) that he believed the diverse communities which make up the UK would be better off in a reformed union. “A lot of small businesses in the UK rely on importing goods into the EU and they won’t sell anything to anyone if the British economy is not doing well,” he said. “The British economy is doing well, but if we vote…

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