The Scotsman - - News Digest -

The head of Theresa May’s pol­icy fo­rum has risked an­ger­ing Leave­back­ing col­leagues by sketch­ing out a post­brexit fu­ture in which the UK be­comes “an old peo­ple’s home that couldn’t pay for it­self ”.

Con­ser­va­tive MP Ge­orge Free­man said this was one of a range of pos­si­ble out­comes af­ter Euro­pean Union with­drawal. Other sce­nar­ios in­clude an “en­trepreneur­ship rev­o­lu­tion” be­ing un­leashed across the UK.

Op­po­nents of a hard Brexit seized upon his comments as a warn­ing of what could go wrong as a re­sult of the de­ci­sion to leave the EU.

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