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Cameron: Leaving the EU 'massive mistake'

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 01:19

British Prime Minister David Cameron tells the BBC One's Andrew Marr Show the UK's exit out of the EU would be a ''massive mistake'' for trade. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Britain's influence in the European Union will be stronger if it votes to remain in the bloc in a June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday (June 12). One poll published late on Saturday (June 11) gave a two-point lead to supporters of "Remain" and the other showed those in favour of Brexit were one point ahead. In an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Cameron - whose "In" campaign has been branded as scaremongering by pro-Brexit supporters for warning of the risks of quitting the 28-nation EU - highlighted the advantages of staying in for UK trade. When questioned on the issue of immigration control, Cameron said he had all the tools to deter people unwilling to work from coming to the UK. "If someone comes from the EU to work in Britain they get, hang on, this is very important, they get no unemployment benefit if they're looking, if they don't get a job within 6 months they can be asked to leave, and if they do get a job they have to work for four years paying into the system before they get full access to the welfare system. Now some people coming to Britain today are able to get 10,000 pounds or more in year one in benefits. So of course that makes a difference. And I think that's a good way of controlling immigration. I think leaving the single market is a massive mistake for our economy, our country and I don't think you solve the immigration problems by seeing unemployment go up, by seeing tax revenues come down, by seeing potential cuts to our public services, you know those are all risks that we shouldn't take it. I say we shouldn't risk it," he added.

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Cameron: Leaving the EU 'massive mistake'

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 01:19