Speaking at the CER, Miss Cooper said: "If every city took 10 refugee families, if every London borough took 10 families, if every county council took 10 families, then in a month we'd have nearly 10,000 more places for vulnerable refugees fleeing danger, seeking safety."
The North East would be hit harder than other regions by a Brexit, with a study by the CER calculating 15% of private sector output relied on trade with Europe, while London and the South East would be largely unaffected by new EU tariffs on goods.
"The assumption has been that the eurozone would be able to piggyback on demand generated in emerging markets plus English-speaking countries," said Simon Tilford. "But now markets that have accounted for a large share of European export growth are weakening."
"Those who lose most from Google’s behaviour are producers, not consumers, at least in the UK," said John Springford. "If Google’s prioritisation of its own shopping service gave it monopoly power, one would expect prices to be higher in its own service."