Brits Don’t Quit: David Cameron Ahead of Brexit Referrendum

Cameron made a direct pitch to older voters considered more eurosceptic and more likely to vote.

Updated21 Jun 2016, 08:36 PM IST
World
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In an address outside his Downing Street office, British Prime Minister David Cameron hammered home his message that leaving the European Union (EU) would jeopardise Britain’s economy and its national security, with fewer jobs, fewer allies and higher prices.

“Brits Don’t Quit”

File photo of David Cameron at an EU summit. (Photo: AP)
File photo of David Cameron at an EU summit. (Photo: AP)

Using the official backdrop to make a direct pitch to older voters considered more eurosceptic and more likely to vote, Cameron said, “Brits don’t quit”.

It will just be you in that polling booth. Just you, taking a decision that will affect your future, your children’s future, your grandchildren’s future.
David Cameron, Prime Minister, United Kingdom

The Conservative prime minister’s remarks came as an opinion poll showed very narrow support for staying in the EU. The Survation poll put the “Remain” camp just one percentage point ahead of the campaign for a so-called Brexit, well within the margin of error.

Opponents said Cameron’s appearance suggested he was worried about the outcome. Leave campaigners stepped up their focus on what they call uncontrolled immigration, saying Cameron had been warned four years ago his goal of reducing net arrivals was impossible due to EU rules.

As each side sought to play its last trump cards, the pro-EU “Britain Stronger in Europe” campaign issued a final poster of a door leading into a dark void with the slogan: “Leave and there’s no going back.”

If Britain votes to leave, Cameron would face pressure to resign, though he has said he will continue as leader.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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Published: 21 Jun 2016, 08:26 PM IST

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