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THE MASK SLIPS: Pro-EU camp admits it wants us to stay in Brussels to keep YOUR wages down

THE millionaire baron fronting efforts to keep Britain in the EU dropped a bombshell gaffe today when he admitted big business favours membership of the Brussels club because it is depressing your wages.

Lord Rose admitted that a Brexit will boost British workers' wages

IG/GETTY  Lord Rose admitted that a Brexit will boost British workers’ wages


Wealthy businessman Lord Stuart Rose, the chairman of the Britain Stronger in Europe group, admitted to a group of MPs that a Brexit would boost the pay of British workers by cutting off the cheap supply of labour from Eastern Europe.However, he then told the stunned meeting of the Treasury Select Committee that this would not be a “good thing” in a series of remarks likely to enrage ordinary people struggling to make ends meet.
In a tense meeting at parliament today Lord Rose was grilled by MPs over a series of claims he has made about the benefits of Britain’s membership of the EU.

Lord Rose

IG   The former M&S boss said a wage rise would ‘not necessarily be good’


Labour MP Wes Streeting IG

He made the remarks in response to a question by Labour MP Wes Streeting


During the debate Labour MP Wes Streeting asked the millionaire former Marks and Spencer boss whether ending Brussels’ free movement rules, which allow unlimited numbers of Eastern Europeans to travel here to work, would help boost the wages of British workers.He asked: “On immigration and impact on wages, if free movement were to end following Brexit is it not reasonable to suppose that we could see increases in wages for low skilled workers in the UK just off the back of the economic impact of free movement on wages?”In reply Lord Rose told the stunned chamber: “Well, if you’re short of labour the price will frankly go up. So yes, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.”

UKIP's Jane CollinsGETTY

UKIP’s Jane Collins said the remarks show the out campaign’s mask has slipped


David CameronPA

The gaffe will be a huge blow to David Cameron’s hopes of keeping Britain in the EU


That’s not necessarily a good thing

Lord Rose on wage rises for British workers

The stunning admission comes following a series of spurious claims by the in campaign over the possible economic fallout from a Brexit which have been dismissed as unfounded scaremongering.The negativity of David Cameron’s bid to scare people into voting for Brussels has been so acute that his side of the argument has been dubbed ‘Project Fear’ in contrast to out campaigners, who are arguing for a better Britain under the banner ‘Project Hope’.Today Ukip’s employment spokeswoman Jane Collins, who represents Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the European parliament, said Lord Rose’s comments betrayed the true intentions and priorities of the out campaign.

She said: “Contrary to what a multi millionaire, ermine clad member of the peerage said I can tell you that people across the UK would be delighted to have higher wages, particularly if that meant they did not need to rely on tax credits and could afford decent clothes and healthy food as well as paying the gas bill.

“Because of mass migration wages have been pushed down to the very minimum and people are still choosing between heating and eating. That’s without even going into those British people who have been desperately seeking work.

“How dare a man with a net worth of £34 million tell people who earn less than £340 a week that higher wages aren’t necessarily a good thing.

“They might not be so good for big business which won’t be able to exploit the free movement of labour the EU brings them but it’ll be a huge bonus for everyone else – although of course not a bonus on the same scale Lord Rose and his other cronies will be used to.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/649308/EU-referendum-Lord-Rose-Britain-Stronger-Europe-UKIP-wages-Brussels-Cameron

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