Tuesday, July 01, 2008

where is the evidence for this?

From the FT:

Mr Sarkozy said he would not accept the loss of 100,000 jobs that would result from a trade deal being backed by Peter Mandelson, the European Union’s trade commissioner, and Pascal Lamy, the WTO’s secretary-general. According to Mr Sarkozy, this outline deal would cut the EU’s agricultural production by 20 per cent and its exports by 10 per cent.

What 100,000 jobs? Where is the economic research? It sounds like a suspiciously round number, so we can safely assume it has been pulled out of thin air.

1 comment:

jean shaw said...

This is a similar claim to Brown's that 3 million jobs are at risk if we left the EU. They are simple scare tactics which do not stand upto the cold light of day but politicians never bother about reason they rely on emotion and exaggerated claims