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Latest economic figures in UK boost pro-Brexit economists

Jump in retail sales, labour market report hint economy can defy gloomy predictions

BUSINESS AS USUAL: While sentiment gauges dived after Britain's decision to split from its biggest trading partner, initial reports showed few signs of the slowdown predicted by organisations from the BOE to the IMF.


PRO-"BREXIT" economists smell vindication, not fear.

With consumers on their biggest summer spending spree in 14 years after Britain's vote to quit the European Union, "Leave" backers Patrick Minford and Ruth Lea see reasons to be cheerful. For them, bumper retail sales...

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