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Greg Hands,

disagrees Brexit
EU membership is an important factor in the UK’s position as a global financial centre, providing a gateway to European markets.
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George Galloway,

agrees Brexit
We want our people to choose our government and thus our direction. I'd rather take my chance with changing things in Britain than waiting for change in Bulgaria or in Poland or in Germany.

Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of FAM and Vice Chairman of Investor AB

disagrees Brexit
It would be negative for both European and British finance, and probably not a very good thing for the UK generally.
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Stephen King, Adviser to HSBC

disagrees Brexit
Footballers that leave clubs where they have done well have sometimes underperformed thereafter. Could the UK be heading the same way?
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Panicos Demetriades, University of Leicester

disagrees Brexit
There is no doubt that Brexit is a factor that will weigh heavily on the prospects of the UK economy and beyond
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Richard Barwell, Senior Economist, BNP Paribas

disagrees Brexit
The safe bet is that the significant and sustained spike in uncertainty will weigh on growth. [...] This kind of shock to uncertainty will raise the hurdle rate on major investment projects leading companies to delay spending
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Peter Dixon, Economist, Commerzbank

disagrees Brexit
If we turn our back on our economic and political allies, we are operating in a world of much greater uncertainty and I would be much less optimistic about our economic future
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DeAnne Julius, Former MPC member, Chair of UCL

agrees Brexit
I would expect a month or two of financial market volatility to follow a "Leave" vote, and anxiety by certain business segments but not a significant hit to growth either in the short or medium term
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Grant Lewis, Head of Research, Daiwa Capital Markets Europe

disagrees Brexit
Any settlement that sees the UK access to EU markets restricted will clearly have a much greater impact on growth prospects - those who think that the Commonwealth can replace the EU as the UK's main trading partner are simply deluded
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Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Adviser to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London

agrees Brexit
In the medium term, Brexit would be better for the economy than remaining in an unreformed EU
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Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

agrees Brexit
In the medium and long term Breset will herald a major growth-boosting period as the UK breaks free of the over-mighty EU with its protectionist mindset and establishes free trade and intelligent regulation aimed at UK economic interests
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John van Reenen, Director of the Centre for Economic Performance

disagrees Brexit
The direct effects on income and GDP would be long-term and obviously depend on the exact negotiations of what follows. Under a pessimistic scenario we have estimated losses of real income over the long-run of a 6-9% of real income
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José Ángel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

disagrees Brexit
We [the OECD] made a whole series of calculations and we came out saying Brexit is a tax ... It's equivalent to roughly missing on one month's income within four years and then it carries on ... and there's a consistent loss.
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Liz Kendall,

disagrees Brexit
Being a member of the EU is vital for jobs, growth and investment … It is only by working with other EU countries that we can build a better, more confident future for people in my constituency and across Britain.
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Mark Beeson, Professor of International Politics, University of Western Australia

disagrees Brexit
Outside of Europe’s all-important internal market and possibly without Scotland, England will be reduced to the geopolitical significance of Czech Republic.
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Tim Roache GMB,

disagrees Brexit
Does anybody actually believe that the European laws on things like maternity and parental leave … equal rights for part time workers … and so much more would be protected by the Conservatives [or] UKIP? Dream on if you do.
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John Hannett,

disagrees Brexit
If we were to leave the EU, there is a clear risk that such employment rights and protections would be dismantled by a UK Conservative government … [Our] campaign [to protect employment rights] will be best served through remaining in Europe.

Sir Roger Carr, Chaiman, BAE Systems

disagrees Brexit
With manufacturing accounting for 2.6 million jobs in the UK, continental Europe continues to represent the largest of our export markets for our products and a vital part of our long-term economic success.
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Theresa Villiers, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet

agrees Brexit
If we Vote Leave we would be entitled to remove people who have entered the UK through our common border with Ireland if they are not entitled to be here … There would be no need to erect border controls between the UK and Ireland after we Vote Leave.
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Stephen Crabb,

disagrees Brexit
Being the first major economy in history to deliberately choose a second-rate, more restrictive trading relationship for itself would be a reckless thing to do.
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Nicky Morgan, Member of Parliament for Loughborough, Secretary of State for Education

disagrees Brexit
If Britain leaves Europe it will be young people who suffer the most, left in limbo while we struggle to find and then negotiate an alternative model.
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Douglas Flint, Chairman of HSBC bank

disagrees Brexit
Our strong economic view is that Britain is better within a reformed Europe.
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Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion

disagrees Brexit
It is absolutely vital that we recognise the hugely important role that our membership of the European Union plays for many farmers in Ceredigion and throughout Wales … giving up on our membership … would have a terrible impact.
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Allister Heath,

agrees Brexit
Genuine believers in enlightenment values must have the courage of their convictions …. they must learn to trust the people again: we are a sensible, grown-up nation, and we don’t need a bunch of European technocrats to force us to be free.
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Paul Drechsler, President, the CBI

disagrees Brexit
All the evidence that I have seen basically says there’s three to five percentage points in GDP - about £3,000 per household - value to the economy of being in Europe.
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Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary, Unite trade union

disagrees Brexit
Outside of the EU, we won’t have the power of being in a market of 500 million people… What do the Brexiters think the US and EU countries will do if they want to trade with us? It won’t be a negotiation, they will probably send a fax saying ‘sign here'.
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Richard Newby, Liberal Democrat Peer and Chief Whip of Lib Dem group in House of Lords.

disagrees Brexit
We also know that the EU is well down the track of negotiating on trade deals with some of the largest economies in the world, including the US, Japan and India. When those are completed, we will get benefits from them by virtue of our membership.
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Alistair Darling, Labour Member of Parliament 1987-2015, Chancellor of the Exchequer 2007-2010

disagrees Brexit
There is no trading arrangement outside the EU that gives us the free trade we rely on today. Leaving would put jobs, low prices and financial security at risk.
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Pascal Lamy , French political consultant and businessman. Director-General of the WTO 2005-2013

disagrees Brexit
As the former head of the WTO, let me be clear: this would be a terrible replacement for access to the EU single market ... it is very unlikely that the UK would be a more prosperous place [after a Brexit].
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Louise Bours, UKIP health spokesman and MEP for the North West region

agrees Brexit
If we don’t say goodbye to the EU, we will have to say goodbye to the NHS … Anyone still undecided needs to ask if they prefer the EU or the NHS, because it is clearer now than ever, that we cannot have both.

Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking and Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland

agrees Brexit
Far from being at risk of stagnation [after a Brexit], we would be able to present ourselves as a genuine open free market, no longer subject to EU bureaucracy and regulation. Expect things to go from strength to strength.
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James Carver MEP, UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman & West Mids MEP

agrees Brexit
The EU wants to give visa-free travel to all Turkish citizens by June, and eventually full Turkish accession. I certainly don't wish to be in a political union with a country with such a despicable human rights record.
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

agrees Brexit
I think the migration has been a horrible thing for Europe… A lot of that has been pushed by the EU. I would say that [the UK is] better off without it, personally.
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Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. Leader of Liberal Democratic Party.

disagrees Brexit
A vote to leave would make the United Kingdom less attractive as a destination for Japanese investment… Britain has a greater voice in trade negotiations because it is part of the European Union.
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Andrew Lewer,

agrees Brexit
On the whole people are incredibly tolerant and not being racist or aggressive, but they are expressing a view that infrastructure and local services can not stand so much migration.
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Crispin Blunt MP,

agrees Brexit
There is a positive role for the United Kingdom globally, playing a strong internationalist role… So my conclusion is that I want a positive story and a positive role for the United Kingdom, and so I think Brexit offers that option.
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Richard Kemp, Former infantry battalion Commanding Officer, author

agrees Brexit
By leaving we will again be able to determine who does and does not enter the UK. Failure to do so significantly increases the terrorist threat here, endangers our people and is a betrayal of this country.
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Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Migration & Financial Affairs Spokesman. MEP for North West England.

agrees Brexit
The United Nations has proved effective in preventing large scale conflicts between nations for over seventy years. Membership of the EU is irrelevant [from a security perspective].
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David Frost, English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime tv game show host

disagrees Brexit
Scotch supports around 40,000 jobs in the UK… Europe has a taste for scotch. The industry will do better if we remain in the EU because whisky producers have hassle-free, easy access to the single market of 500 million people.
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Norman Lamont, Former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames & Chancellor of the Exchequer

agrees Brexit
‘There are huge opportunities for the UK outside the EU. We are a strong economy and can stand on our own two feet like all other modern, independent countries.
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Paul Drechsler, President of the Confederation of British Industry

disagrees Brexit
Membership affords the UK tariff-free access to more than 500 million consumers… We have… become a destination for foreign direct investment because we offer a platform into this market… if we’re out, there is no clarity… there’s no fast route.
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Garry Kasparov,

disagrees Brexit
Brexit… would be a boon to the terror groups already active inside and outside Europe’s borders, to the Russian dictator who is crashing through those borders, and it would reduce the ability of the UK and Europe to resist these assaults.
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Lady Mone, Baroness Mone of Mayfair OBE, Entrepreneur, Startup Tsar for the Government

disagrees Brexit
At the end of the day we need to have stability… We need to get the country back, and the country going. And, yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing - if we weren't in the EU - but we are in the EU and I think it's too risky to come out.
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James Duddridge MP,

agrees Brexit
Arguably Europe is no longer the big growth market. We need to reassert ourselves in the commonwealth and with the anglosphere. The future is bright outside the European Union and our destiny in under out control. It makes sense to leave and leave now.
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Nick Morgan, Managing director, Le Ski

disagrees Brexit
You can basically add £50 to £100 onto the cost of your ski holiday if we leave… Anyone who imagines the French are going to renegotiate contracts the week after Brexit with no problem is fooling themselves.
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Howard Shore, Executive chairman, Shore Capital Group

agrees Brexit
[After a Brexit] we would be able to focus any trade negotiations on the sectors that are vital to the UK, rather than compromising with the interests of 27 other nations. Europe is economically stagnant and not where we will find long-term growth.
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Elizabeth Truss,

disagrees Brexit
If we were to leave the EU, Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would not be able to negotiate a bilateral trade deal with the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland’s farmers would have no certainty on cross trade arrangements.
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Alex Chesterman, British internet entrepreneur who founded the property website Zoopla in 2007.

disagrees Brexit
We have benefited from access to both capital and talent as part of the EU and leaving would create both economic and political uncertainty, which could have a material impact on our currency, borrowing rates, house prices and wider consumer prices.
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Ian McKellen, Actor and activist

disagrees Brexit
It bothers me a bit that if Europe begins to break up then the idea that gay people should be looked after may go out the window. I think on those grounds, that’s why I’ll be voting to stay in.
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