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EU Debate: Boris Johnson Admits Not Even Reading Immigration Study He Uses To Campaign For Brexit

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14/06/2016 20:34 | Updated 14 June 2016

Boris Johnson was caught out by Alex Salmond of not having even read a study he used to make the case for Brexit.

Speaking at the EU referendum debate hosted by The Daily Telegraph/Huffington Post/YouTube on Tuesday evening, the former mayor of London said immigration had a "compression effect" on wages.

"A Bank of England study that showed that for every 10% increase in immigration there was a 2% reduction in wages, he said.

But Salmond cut in: "No it didn't, have you read that study, Boris? Have you actually read it?"

Boris admitted to laughter from the audience: "I have not read that study."

Salmond accused Boris of trying to "scaremonger on wages" during the referendum campaign.

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