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James McGrory

Executive director of Open Britain

Executive director of Open Britain

If This Brexodus Of EU Citizens Continues, All Of Us Will Be Made Worse Off

Our public services need the work done by EU citizens, with more than 60,000 of them working in our National Health Service alone. Higher education is dependent on international students, who support over 200,000 jobs in university towns and cities the length and breadth of Britain. And for the sake of our public finances, EU citizens - who are generally young, working, and not in need of state assistance - are a huge boon. Researchers at UCL found that they are worth £20bn to the public finances. Think how much worse the deficit would become if too many of them just up and leave.
24/08/2017 16:06 BST