David Cameron claims UK influence in the EU would be stronger if country votes ‘Remain’
Prime Minister David Cameron claims that the UK’s influence in the European Union will be stronger if the country votes to remain in the political-economic union.
Cameron’s comments follow the results of polls on Sunday which show the British public evenly split on whether to leave or not – with some showing the Brexit camp ahead of “Remain”.
David Cameron’s interview with BBC’s Andrew Marr on the EU referendum.
The Prime Minister, who has been accused of using scare tactics to encourage people to vote “Remain”, told the BBC in an interview: “If we wake up on June 24 and we are in, Britain’s authority within the EU will be stronger.
“No other country has done what we have done, hold a renegotiation (for improved EU membership terms), hold a referendum and then people will know that the British agenda … is going straight to the top.”
Cameron stressed that pension security and future NHS funding could be at risk in the event of a Brexit. He rejected accusations of scaremongering, stating that it is his job to point out the threats that face the UK if it leaves the EU.
“If we vote In, I think there will be actually a wall of investment,” he said. “Companies that are responsible for employing people in this country and making things in this country will want to do more, employ more, make more … if we vote out, it is a decade of uncertainty.”
Meanwhile, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, told the BBC:
“These are ludicrous scare stories that are being put up. Even if sterling were to fall a few percentage points after Brexit, so what? The point is we have a floating currency and it will be good for exports,”
Nigel Farage says public are sick of being “threatened” by the political class.
Farage, who believes that EU membership imposes too many rules on British business, charging membership fees of billions of pounds a year for little in return, believes that this month’s EU referendum is “the one great opportunity” for Britain.
Farage said: “If the Leave side was to narrowly lose, the chances of parliament giving us another referendum in the short term is probably pretty slim, so I do view this as the one great opportunity.”
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