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Cameron and Farage face public questions on EU referendum

David Cameron and Nigel Farage faced public questions on the EU referendum in a live TV event.

The Prime Minister said leaving the EU amounted to quitting and we are not quitters, he said. Ukip leader Nigel Farage said being British meant not being bullied by anybody.

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Amber Rudd: Cameron was right to focus on economy

Amber Rudd Credit: PA

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.

– Amber Rudd

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.

– Amber Rudd

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