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Cable: First fall in real wages since 2014 will get worse if May pursues extreme Brexit

May 17, 2017 1:01 PM
Originally published by South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats

VInce CableReal wages fell by 0.2% in the three months to March 2017, the first decrease in real regular pay since September 2014, figures published today by the Official for National Statistcs have revealed.

The figures take into account soaring levels of inflation due to the falling pound since the EU referendum.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Vince Cable said:

"This squeeze on living standards is almost certainly caused by the falling pound since the Brexit vote.

"If Theresa May is allowed to pursue her extreme Brexit agenda, we can expect further weakening of the economy and erosion of people's living standards.

"People don't have to settle for a bad Brexit deal that will cost jobs and push up prices. A brighter future is possible.

"The Liberal Democrats will give you the final say on the deal, with a chance to reject it and stay in the EU."