David Cameron was right to focus on the economy in the ITV audience grilling, insisted MP Amber Rudd.
Speaking after the event the MP argued that the most important aspect of the UK's EU membership is its access to the single market.
Questioned on whether David Cameron's performance was just a repeat of his general election pledges in his focus on the economy, the Conservative MP replied that what matters to the public is their "everyday lives" which are strongly linked to the economy.
Many issues are important in the European Union but the most important is our access to the single market.
Separating people's everyday lives and the economy would be "misleading", said the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
The EU benefits to people's everyday lives and what matters to people are jobs, prices, investment in hospitals and schools. People's everyday lives are linked to the economy. It would be misleading to separate the two.
Both David Cameron and Nigel Farage made some "eye-catching" claims surrounding the EU remain or leave campaign on Tuesday evening.
David Cameron and Nigel Farage have set out the cases for remaining in and leaving the EU in a live programme on ITV.
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