Brexit ‘hitting pay packets’

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NEW FIGURES have shown that the Brexist squeeze is hitting south east workers in the pocket.

According to the Office for National Statistics, real wages in the region have fallen by 0.9 per cent.

A 2.6 per cent rise in inflation outsripped overall wage growth of 1.7 per cent in the south east.

Leading supporter of Open Britain, Peter Kyle, said: ‘The Brexit squeeze is beginning to hit workers in the south east where it hurts most – their pay packets. A fall in real wages means less money for food, petrol, clothing and other essentials.

‘People have a right to ask whether this squeeze on wages and living standards is what they voted for in the referendum. If not, they have the right to think again about the direction in which this country is heading.

‘Nobody voted to make themselves worse-off, after all.’