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Thread by @sturdyAlex: "Of all the irrational lies that were sold by the British ultra right and then, ultimately, the Leave campaign, the most mendacious one is th […]"

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Of all the irrational lies that were sold by the British ultra right and then, ultimately, the Leave campaign, the most mendacious one is the idea that getting rid of a slice of the population which is a net benefit to the economy, will magically improve public service provision>
>There are two sides to the public services equation: How many people use them AND how many people fund and staff them. You cannot reasonably believe that getting rid of a number of users will ease pressure, when those same users disproportionately fund and staff those services.>
>And since all data shows migrants contribute disproportionately more into the system than we take out, and that our labour is a key component in schools, hospitals, in every public service, the only thing we're responsible for is public services shortages not being MUCH WORSE.>
>Immigrants are the sweetest possible deal for a mature economy with a low birth-rate. You are, effectively, getting ready made economic units -born, brought up and educated on someone else's buck- coming here to give you their productivity and, on the whole, retire back home.>
>But who knows, right? Maybe YOU CAN BEAT MATHS Maybe you can hate poor people who have a lot of kids AND hate migrants and, somehow, be a society of 60% economically inactive retirees, living on a delicious nutritional supplement, whose sole ingredient is National Purity.>
>Or maybe it's back to squirrel gumbo for dinner. Let us see, how it all turns out. Not long now.
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