West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is calling for analysts to refrain from inbuilt bias and consider the complete picture.
“To do any less is to hoodwink the public. We must have fair analysis, which is robust and transparent,” he said.
Mr Carver was reacting to what he called the “rather pessimistic view” propagated by the Institute for Fiscal Studies this week regarding the benefits of freer trade with the rest of the world by looking solely at the costs of the EU’s external tariffs.
He added: “There are a range of non-tariff barriers and distortions that leaving the EU will enable us to review, which will have a far greater impact on prices, but these are ignored by the IFS.”
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