LIES, DAMNED LIES AND REMAINER POLITICIANS
NEW JOBS DATA SHOW THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT ‘REMAIN’ THREATENED
Yesterday the Office for National Statistics released the latest employment figures. Yet again they showed an excellent performance by the UK economy.
They also provided yet more proof of the systematic campaign of lies by the government Remain campaign ahead of the Referendum in early 2016. Below is a simple comparison between what you were threatened with if you voted Leave, and what has actually happened.
GEORGE OSBORNE & HM TREASURY, 23 May 2016, one month before the Referendum
“[Brexit] would lead to an increase in unemployment of around 500,000.”
From the document, ‘HM Treasury analysis – The immediate economic impact of leaving the EU’
“The analysis in this document comes to a clear central conclusion: a vote to leave would represent an immediate and profound shock to our economy. That shock would push our economy into a recession and lead to an increase in unemployment of around 500,000.”
OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS, 15 May 2018, 22 months after the Referendum
“[Unemployment] was 4.2%, down from 4.6% a year earlier, the joint lowest since 1975.”
From the document:’Statistical bulletin UK labour market: May 2018′
“The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 years who were in work) was 75.6%, higher than for a year earlier (74.8%) and the highest since comparable records began in 1971.”
“Average weekly earnings increased by 2.9% excluding bonuses.”
THE LATEST GREAT NEWS
The claims propagated by the Cameron government, the official Remain campaign – and by almost every Remoaner MP and peer since the Referendum – were once again decimated by the latest official government figures yesterday.
In a large series of labour market statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, the claims from anti-Brexiteers under Project Fear Mk1 and Mk2 were once again blown apart.
BREXIT FACTS4EU.ORG SUMMARY – EMPLOYMENT AND JOBS
Extra 679,000 jobs since Referendum
Number in work has risen to 32.34 million
Of the increase, a net 96.4% are full-time jobs
Employment: 75.6% – highest since records began
Significantly higher than in EU27 (68.1%)
Unemployment: 4.2% – lowest since 1975
Half that of the Eurozone (8.5%)
Average weekly earnings for employees increased by 2.9%, excluding bonuses
Adjusted for price inflation they also increased in real terms by 0.4%
EMPLOYMENT AND THE REMAIN CAMPAIGN’S THREATS
According to Office for National Statistics data which we have analysed, the numbers in employment since the Referendum have risen by 679,000.
That’s over 2/3rds of a million more people in jobs now, than before the Referendum.
This is a far cry from a massive fall of 500,000 – 820,000 in those employed, predicted by George Osborne, the Treasury, and the Remain campaign. In fact it’s the opposite of what they told you would happen if you dared to vote Leave.