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Remain and Leave clash in final EU referendum debate

Remain and Leave campaigners have clashed at the final major EU referendum debate before polls open on Thursday.

The BBC debate took place in front of 6,000 people at Wembley Arena.

Participants included Boris Johnson for Leave, and his successor as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who is backing Remain.

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Fact check: 'Only Antarctica has a slower growth rate than the EU'

Antarctica is the only continent with a lower growth rate than the European Union, according to Labour MP and Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart.

That is true for the years between 2010 and 2014, according to fact-checking organisation Full Fact, analysing the live BBC referendum debate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the EU grew more slowly than any geographical continent bar Antarctica, and also more slowly than the continent of Europe as a whole.

But from 2014 until now, South America and Europe as a whole have grown more slowly than the EU.

It has also been declining as a share of the world economy for several decades, though this mainly reflects fast growth in other regions.

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