Lord Rose - head of the "Britain In Campaign" said the following:-
Stuart Rose will have to be added to the long list of
British businessmen who have struggled to make the transition to
politics. Rose, the Chairman of Britain in Europe, didn’t get off to the
best of starts in this campaign when he told The Times that ‘“Nothing
is going to happen if we come out of Europe in the first five years,
probably. There will be absolutely no change’ a quote that was seized
upon by the Out campaign who said it disproved all the dire warnings
about the immediate consequences of leaving. But today he has had made
an even bigger gaffe.
Appearing before the Treasury Select Committee, Rose was
asked by the Labour MP Wes Streeting ‘‘if free movement were to end
following Brexit, is it not reasonable to suppose that we could see
increases in wages for low-skilled workers in the UK? To which Rose
replied, ‘If you’re short of labour, the price of labour would go up. So
Yes. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.’
So if you want higher wages then we should leave the EU?? Seems an odd message to campaign on.
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