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Brexit, not the EU, will be to blame for Britain's economic problems

Britain's economy is sluggish and unproductive, and will worsen with Brexit, according to a report from the Centre for European Reform (CER). The report, authored by Simon Tilford, disputes claims made by those campaigning to leave the European Union that Britain's economy was "dynamic and flexible," and had "little to risk" from a Brexit. Tilford argues that the UK's economic growth has actually been poor — we are no richer relative to the EU-15 average than we were 15 years ago, and the average Briton has to work more hours than the EU-15 average to achieve that income.
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