Boris must come up with facts and fig­ures

Western Mail - - WM2 -

BORIS John­son has made an­other im­pas­sioned speech in sup­port of Brexit.

He ob­vi­ously strongly be­lieves in it as he has ap­par­ently done for many years. How­ever, he presents what seems at first sight to be a rea­soned ar­gu­ment, but fails com­pletely to give any real facts or ev­i­dence to sup­port it.

He gives a gen­eral im­pres­sion of what he thinks will hap­pen. I am afraid that I am not con­vinced at all by what he has said. I think that the only fig­ure he has quoted is his es­ti­mate of what we pay the EU ev­ery week, not men­tion­ing that ar­eas such as Wales have ben­e­fited greatly from EU fund­ing – just take the up­grad­ing of the Heads of the Val­leys road as one ex­am­ple.

Un­til Boris starts to use cor­rect fig­ures and es­tab­lished facts, I feel sure nei­ther I nor those busi­nesses and their em­ploy­ees who de­pend greatly on the EU for their sales and em­ploy­ment will be moved at all by his ar­gu­ments. GW Hop­kins Merthyr Tyd­fil

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