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Evening Standard: Workers will be worse off if we opt for Brexit

The labour point is made forcefully by Simon Deakin, director of the Centre for Business Research at the Judge Business School in Cambridge, in a blog published yesterday on the Social Europe website — which, incidentally, also voices seldom-expressed concerns about negative impacts of the free movement of capital. He says that the degradation of stable work and wages and the casualisation of employment in large parts of the UK labour market — think Sports Direct’s warehouse in Shirebrook and the labour employed in farming and food-packing — is associated with inward migration from other EU states. But, he adds, that is not the only cause.

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