EU referendum: Time to vote for real change says Boris Johnson

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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35626621

The UK’s EU membership referendum is a “once-in-a-lifetime chance to vote for real change”, Boris Johnson has argued as he declared support for an exit.

The London Mayor confirmed earlier to reporters that he would be campaigning to leave the union.

In a 2,000-word column for The Daily Telegraph, the Conservative MP said staying inside the union would lead to “an erosion of democracy”.

The prime minister has said leaving the EU would be a “leap in the dark”.

In his weekly column for the newspaper Mr Johnson commended David Cameron for doing “his very best” in securing a deal on renegotiated EU membership for the UK.

But he said that the EU “only really listen to a population when it says no”.

“This is a moment to be brave, to reach out – not to hug the skirts of Nurse in Brussels, and refer all decisions to someone else,” he wrote.

“This is the only opportunity we will ever have to show that we care about self-rule.

“A vote to Remain will be taken in Brussels as a green light for more federalism, and for the erosion of democracy.”

Mr Johnson, who is the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, is believed to have informed Mr Cameron of his decision to campaign for the UK to leave the union by text message shortly before making it public at 17:00 GMT.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mr Johnson’s decision would be seen as a huge boost to the Out campaign and a major blow to the prime minister, who had hoped to persuade friends and rivals to back the campaign to remain.

In his column Mr Johnson added: “It is time to seek a new relationship, in which we manage to extricate ourselves from most of the supranational elements.

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the battle begins for the minds of voters..

who is going to win?..the “remain” vote of course..and if it looks like its in trouble i am sure we will see some sort of event to ensure the UK does stay in the EU..

“A vote to Remain will be taken in Brussels as a green light for more federalism, and for the erosion of democracy.”

401

~ by seeker401 on February 24, 2016.

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