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Leaked Documents on Theresa May Show Pre-Brexit Sabotage

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LONDON — Theresa May sabotaged a government plan to explain the benefits of immigration to the British public in the run-up to the referendum on EU membership, according to a leaked document seen by the Independent.

The Cabinet Office paper suggests Prime Minister May used her political influence as Home Secretary to derail a government-wide bid to communicate the “positive impacts” of immigration on the economy and NHS to voters.

Immigration was a major issue for the public in the June referendum and the David Cameron-led government was keen to counteract the arguments being put forward by Leave politicians like Nigel Farage and Michael Gove about the impact of EU migrants on Britain.

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