Theresa May, British Minister of Interior, in London February 20, 2016 / AFP / File
David Cameron has defended stubbornly Monday before the British Parliament in Brussels compromise ripped to avoid leaving the EU, warning, when the pound fell heavily, that would threaten the Brexit security “economic and national” of the country.
“Exit Europe threaten our economic and national security”, launched vehement, the Conservative Prime Minister in a speech designed to convince skeptics of his own party the merits of the deal he got Friday from its European partners.
as an illustration of his remarks, the British pound fell Monday to its lowest level in almost seven years against the dollar, weighed down particularly by rallying Boris Johnson, the charismatic Conservative Mayor of London, the camp of pro-Brexit (British Exit).
This defection is a major setback for Mr Cameron and provides advocates of EU output of major political figure they still lacked until now.
in an article published Monday in the Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson has assured that the Brexit was “a unique opportunity” to get a “real change” the country’s relations with its European neighbors. He also warned against the risk of “erosion of democracy”, arguing that the EU resulted in a disengagement of voters.
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“There is only one way to get the change we need and that is by voting for an exit,” argued Boris Johnson.
While analysts are questioning the real motives of Mr. Johnson, who are willingly ready ambition to succeed Mr Cameron, the latter assured, in a thinly veiled criticism, n ‘ have in turn “no other project that best serve” the interests of the UK.
supporters of exit from the union have to offer that “risks in a time of uncertainty, a leap into the unknown, “insisted David Cameron in the palace of Westminster.
“When it comes to people’s jobs, we can not just say everything will be fine,” he added, repeating his mantra that a holding in a reformed EU offer the country “the best of both worlds” and would make the UK “safer” and “stronger”.
Drawing up an increasingly bleak picture of a UK post-Brexit after the referendum of June 23, David Cameron also invoked tensions with Russia and the threat posed by jihadist Islamic State organization (EI).
“This is not the time to divide the West” , he launched.
the European police coordination organization Europol estimated Monday that the United Kingdom would be more vulnerable to attacks and organized crime if the country decided to leave the EU.
“he will not have the benefits currently available to it, such as direct access to our database, the opportunity to participate in our intelligence-related projects and other issues,” said the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright Britain on the sidelines of a press conference in the Hague.
Mr. Cameron also stressed that the vote of 23 June will be “a final decision”, mocking those who suggest that it will be possible to negotiate again with Brussels in case of voting for release.
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as for the economic impact of a Brexit, the rating agency Moody’s found that the cost “would exceed the gains,” Fitch highlighting his side an output the union might “weigh” and defer investments.
economists of US bank Citi Monday assessed the chances that the Brexit 20-30% win, believing they could, at best, up to 30-40% depending on the popularity of supporters Brexit, including that of truculent Boris Johnson.
however, analyzes tempered its potential impact on the outcome of the consultation of 23 June. Matthew Goodwin of the University of Kent, “the impact of Boris Johnson has been exaggerated.” “It is an influential political leader but there is little chance that it can change the outcome of the vote,” said he told AFP.
Especially since will be in front of him a David Cameron strong support of his interior minister Theresa May Eurosceptic displayed, Finance Minister George Osborne, ally, and a large majority of his cabinet. Besides the business community, the Labour opposition and the pro-independence SNP Scottish party.