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A group of pro-Brexit economists are arguing that the removal of all trade tariffs and barriers would generate £135bn annually for the UK economy. In this report from the BBC, professor Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade, argues that a hard Brexit would be “superior” to any sort of soft deal. However, Mr Minford’s opinions have been rebuffed by several other economists, who described his proposal as a “race to the bottom”.

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