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12 Sep 1:37am

Higher wages are welcome, but workers should not think fortunes have changed

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Pay in Britain has been low for a long time, and for many reasons. There is no evidence that Brexit will change that A prime minister who can say he is levelling up the regions and creating well-paid jobs has something to boast about. One who can achieve this in part by leaving the world’s largest trading bloc and restricting the free flow of labour into the UK, with the associated suppression of goods and capital travelling to and from the 27 EU countries, is a miracle worker. Johnson claims he is about to engineer this outcome. Many in his party believe him. They say Brexit is not a hindrance to this brighter future, but a catalyst that will improve the working conditions and pay of those at the bottom end of the earnings tree. Even
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