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David Cameron: Idea of Turkey entering EU is 'red herring'

David Cameron explained to applause that he believes the question of Turkey joining the EU is "the biggest red herring in this whole referendum debate".

"I can't find a single expert anywhere in the country or in Europe that thinks Turkey is going to join the EU in the next few decades."

"To join, you've got to negotiate 35 chapters. They've done one."

He went on to explain that leaflets from Leave have claimed several things that he says are not true.

"Look, if we want to vote to leave this organisation, let's vote to leave it," he said. "But let's not do it on the basis of three things that are completely untrue."


David Cameron says Brexit leaves us 'outside the room'

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"If we leave this organisation forever, we don't take back control," David Cameron told a studio audience at BBC's special Question Time programme about the EU referendum.

Britain will be "outside the room" while French, Germans and Italians are working to figure out how to fight terrorism and how to make things better for Europeans, he argued.

"They'll be deciding the rules and regulations for our continent," he said, "and we should be there fighting.

"Britain doesn't quit, we fight, and that's how we win."

Cameron: 'I think it's right to stay' even if we leave EU

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The Prime Minister was directly challenged about his position after the referendum, with one audience member on BBC's Question Time asking how he could possibly remain as Prime Minister if Vote Leave win.

"I promised this renegotiation, I carried it out," he said. "I promised a referendum, we're having it.

"I will take and obey the instructions of the British people, and on that basis I think it's right to stay."

David Cameron: Leaving EU is 'irreversible'

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Prime Minister David Cameron was asked why he held the referendum when he so fervently believes in remaining in.

He said, "I think some questions are so big, that it's right they are answered by the people and not the politicians.

"I don't think we should be frightened of the people making a decision and I'll accept that decision whatever it is.

He said that he believes such a decision to leave would be "irreversible".

"I think if we vote to leave, I don't think there's any prospect of rejoining," he added. "If you were trying to rejoin, you'd have to join the single currency, you'd have to join the Schengen no borders zone, you'd have to give up the British rebate."

He says it is a final decision: "You can't jump out of the airplane as it were, and scramble back into the cockpit hatch."

Prime Minister: 'Nobody wants cuts to public spending'

The Prime Minister on the BBC's EU Referendum Question Time special Credit: BBC

"Nobody wants to have cuts to public spending or putting up taxes," David Cameron said in response to David Dimbleby pointing out the Chancellor's threat of a 'Brexit Budget' on the BBC's Question Time special.

"I'm absolutely convinced that our economy will suffer if we leave," he said, saying that the single market is where "almost half of what we sell overseas goes".

"It stands to common sense" that growth and employment will suffer, he said.

He stressed that leaving the EU would leave a "hole" in public finances to the tune of "20 to 40 billion pounds", and that in response Britain will "have to" allow borrowing to rise, put up taxes, or cut spending.


Gove to oppose Osborne's 'emergency Brexit budget'

Michael Gove has become the most senior Tory to announce he will oppose the emergency austerity budget the Chancellor intends to hold if Britain backs Brexit.

Michael Gove (R) with David Dimbleby Credit: PA

The move would mean the Leave campaigner would be forced to quit his Cabinet post as Justice Secretary.

The truth is, if we vote to Leave we will be in an economically stronger position. We will be able to take back some of the money that we currently give to the European Union and we can invest it in our priorities."

– Justice secretary Michael Gove

George Osborne is facing open revolt from Eurosceptic Tories, with Mr Gove becoming the 66th MP vowing to rebel against a new financial statement.

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