Live: Michael Gove Makes Case For Brexit

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 2:10 PM

The Justice Secretary says Britain will have number influence and will be outvoted by a powerful eurozone obstruct if it remains in the EU.

Live: Michael Gove Makes Case For Brexit

Out campaigner Michael Gove is setting out his vision for how the UK would see exterior of the EU.

He said: "One of the most striking things about the debate on Britain'south future relationship with Europe is that the case for staying is couched overwhelmingly in negative and pessimistic terms, while the case for leaving is positive and optimistic.

"Those of us who wish to leave believe that Britain'south best days lie ahead, that our country has tremendous untapped potential which independence would unleash."

Warning of "bogeymen" dreamt up by the Stay campaign, he joked about their predictions for the UK exterior of the EU.

He said: "The City of London would become a ghost town, our manufacturing industries would be sanctioned more punitively than even communist N Korea, decades would pass before a single British Land Rover or Mister Kipling cake could ever again be sold in France and in the meantime our farmers would've been driven from the land by poverty worse than the Potato Famine.

"To cap it all, an alliance of Vladimir Putin, Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump, emboldened by our weakness, would, love some geopolitical equivalent of the Penguin, Catwoman and the Joker, be liberated to spread chaos worldwide and subvert our democracy."

He also attacked a Treasury report, .

"Yesterday'south report from the Treasury is an official admission from the In campaign that if we vote to stay in the EU then  immigration will continue to expand by hundreds of thousands year on year.

"As long as we're in the EU we cannot control our borders and cannot expand an immigration policy which is both truly attentive and in our long duration economic interests."

However, new additions to the ranks backing the Stay campaign emerged on Monday night - with both the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) backing the argument to stay in the EU.

The NFU said: "On the balance of existing proof available to us at present, the interests of farmers are best served by our continuing membership of the European Union."

Cathy Warwick, from the Royal College of Midwives, said that being in EU provides benefits for pregnant women.

She said: "From the point of view of pregnant women (they) are, through EU regulations, guaranteed time off to attend antenatal appointments and that time off is paid."

A new NUS survey also shows that students overwhelmingly support Britain staying in the EU - some seventy-six percent back the Stay campaign, with just fourteen percent in favour of Brexit.

The director of the European Union'south law enforcement agency Europol said on Tuesday that a decision to leave would involve serious security consequences.

Rob Wainwright said: "If you keep at risk any portion of the framework for international police cooperation and intelligence sharing, that Britain currently relies on then there clearly is potential for consequences."

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