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EU row: Cameron has 'low opinion of British people'

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has accused the Prime Minister of having "a low opinion of the British people" by downplaying the UK's prospects if it left the EU.

It comes after a Sunday newspaper column in which David Cameron accused MPs backing an EU exit of wanting to take "the gamble of the century" with the country's future.

Amid rising tensions between the pro- and anti-Brexit camps, Mr Cameron has reportedly been threatened with a challenge to his leadership unless he tones down attacks on MPs backing the "leave" campaign.

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Boris Johnson confirms he will support 'Brexit'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has formally announced he is to campaign for a British exit from the European Union in the referendum.

He confirmed his intentions in a statement to media outside his home in north London.

Mr Johnson said David Cameron's renegotiation had failed to deliver fundamental change in Britain's relationship with Brussels and said the EU was is "in real danger of getting out of proper democratic control."

He insisted that he had agonised over the decision before finally declaring his hand.

"The last thing I wanted was to go against David Cameron or the Government but after a great deal of heartache I don't think there is anything else I can do.

"I will be advocating vote leave ... because I want a better deal for the people of this country to save them money and to take back control," he added.

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