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The Sun backs Leave vote in EU referendum

The Sun's front page will be a huge boost for the Leave campaign. Credit: The Sun

The Sun has officially backed Brexit.

In a front page splash, the tabloid urged its readers to "BeLeave in Britain" and free the country from what it called "dictatorial Brussels" in the referendum on June 23.

It comes amid growing alarm among remain campaigners that the momentum is with the Brexit campaign with nine days to go.

The Sun, which is Britain's biggest selling newspaper, said staying in the EU would be worse for immigration, worse for jobs, worse for wages and "worse for our way of life".

"This is our last chance to remove ourselves from the undemocratic Brussels machine ... and it's time to take it."

"We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels. Throughout our 43-year membership of the European Union it has proved increasingly greedy, wasteful, bullying and breathtakingly incompetent in a crisis.

"Next Thursday, at the ballot box, we can correct this huge and historic mistake. It is our last chance. Because, be in no doubt, our future looks far bleaker if we stay in."