The Leave campaign’s central claim about the cost of the EU is basically a lie. https://t.co/DD2cR4hHVq
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) May 27, 2016
The basis for ministers to dismiss such a referendum result perhaps?
Yet again the independent statistics watchdog has had to step in a declare that the key number that forms the basis of the LEAVE campaign is untrue.
This has been used consistently by the outers and it has formed the basis for the core message. It has been saying that “£50m a day saved” could go into the NHS yet the amount of the actual cash available would be far less. Post election the INNERS would have very strong ground for complaint and you could just see Cameron dismissing a LEAVE outcome.
To make a claim knowing that it cannot substantiate could put them on shaky ground if they win by a narrow margin. It really is rather surprising that it has continued to pursue this approach.
Why not use the IFS approved figure of £150m a week? It still sounds a lot.