Even if I were to accept that is true, is a few watts on your hoover worth destroying thousands of jobs, denying an entire generation the opportunity to travel and live elsewhere, trashing the country’s global reputation, making every citizen of the UK 10% poorer, creating a bitterly divided nation, emboldening the far right and increasing racially motivated attacks?

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