Economic watchdog warns on UK leaving European Union

April 27, 2016 10:18 AM

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LONDON — The head of the global economic forum OECD warned Britain that leaving the European Union would be tantamount to taxing its citizens — another in a growing cavalcade of cautionary advice ahead of a June 23 referendum on membership in the 28-nation bloc.

The warning by Angel Gurria, the secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, came just days after expressions of concern by President Barack Obama, the U.K. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund. He described the notion that Britain might gain a better tra...

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