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Leave and Remain go head to head in EU referendum debate

Members of the 'Remain' and 'Leave' camps have clashed in the ITV Referendum Debate, with accusations of lying and scaremongering thrown back and forth ahead of the vote in two weeks time.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Angela Eagle and Amber Rudd appeared on behalf of Vote Remain. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom and Gisela Stuart represented Vote Leave.

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Fact check: 'Brexit endangers UK union and leaves uncertainty around Irish border'

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A vote for Brexit would endanger the union of the UK, with uncertainty surrounding the country's border with Ireland, according to Remain campaigner Amber Rudd.

Vote Leave admit that they "don't know" what would happen to the UK border with Ireland.

Fact-checking organisation Full Fact say that "don't know" is a fair summary.

Nobody can be sure what would happen to borders between the Republic of Ireland and the UK if we vote to leave the EU. Claims that there would or wouldn’t be border controls on the island of Ireland are predictions, not facts, at this stage.

Some sort of customs checks on goods crossing the border would be needed, but not necessarily passport checks or stopping everyone.

It depends whether the a post-Brexit UK puts restrictions on EU immigration.

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