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Darling: Referendum 'biggest decision in a generation'

The former Chancellor Alistair Darling has said the EU referendum is the "biggest decision" the UK will make "in a generation", as he called on people to be more engaged in the debate.

Mr Darling's intervention comes after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that she "personally" hopes Britain votes to stay "part and parcel" of the EU.

Speaking to ITV News, the Remain campaigner said:

It's the biggest decision as a country that we will make in a generation. And when you look at the economic case, the case for jobs, the case for our standard of living, as well as the social case, the benefits for the protection of workers, they're all powerful reasons for us remaining in the European Union and not taking a leap in the dark.

– Alistair Darling