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PRO-BREXIT ECONOMIST: The government showed 'almost criminal negligence' by not making contingency plans for Brexit

Britain's last government showed almost "criminal" levels of negligence by failing to create a contingency for the UK voting to leave the European Union, according to a pro-Brexit economist with close ties to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Gerard Lyons — one of the few prominent economists to back leaving the EU, and a co-founder of the Economists for Brexit group — told an audience at the Brexit & Global Expansion Summit in London on Monday that by failing to prepare plans for what might happen in the event that Britain voted to leave, Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne left both the new Conservative government and the British people high and dry.
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