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Osborne: Brexit will leave Britain permanently poorer

Quitting the European Union would leave households £4,300 a year worse off, George Osborne warned as he prepared to release in-depth Treasury analysis on the cost of Brexit.

Britain's economy would shrink by 6% by 2030 if the country replicated Canada's trading agreements as advocated by Boris Johnson, according to the Chancellor.

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Remain in EU, says National Farmers' Union

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The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has voted that farmers' interests are best served by remaining in the EU.

A resolution passed by the organisation's council said the decision was made "on the balance of existing evidence available to us at present".

Meurig Raymond, president of the NFU, said a survey of members suggests 20% support Brexit, while 35% to 50% support remaining within the EU. The rest have not made up their minds.

The NFU, which represents farmers across England and Wales, said it would not tell its 55,000 members how to vote in the June 23 referendum, and will not be actively campaigning.

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