London’s Mayor Calls EU Membership a Prison Sentence Amid Brexit Rhetoric
London’s Mayor Calls EU Membership a Prison Sentence Amid Brexit Rhetoric © REUTERS/ Jeff Overs/BBC
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London Mayor Boris Johnson said that leaving the European Union would be “wonderful” for the United Kingdom, as British business would get rid of a huge burden currently on it.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — London Mayor Boris Johnson compared on Sunday the membership of the United Kingdom to the European Union to an imprisonment with “the door left open” amid the rhetoric over the upcoming Brexit referendum.
“This is like the jailer has accidentally left the door of the jail open and people can see the sunlit land beyond,” Johnson, who has recently joined the “Leave” campaign, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.
Leaving the European Union would be “wonderful” for the United Kingdom, as British business would get rid of a huge burden currently on it, Johnson added.
The UK nationals are set to vote on June 23 in the in/out referendum, after Prime Minister David Cameron and 27 of his European colleagues secured a deal in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc.
Cameron, who won the 2015 election on a promise to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership, now leads the “Stay” campaign.