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Rivals race for final votes on eve of Brexit vote

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 01:24

Prominent politicians from both sides of Britain's EU referendum debate make last minute attempts to sway the undecided. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Oxfordshire -- making a final push for Britain to stay in the EU. Thursday's vote, which echoes the rise of populism elsewhere in Europe as well as the United States, will shape the future of Europe. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, RESPONDING TO WHETHER HE WILL FIRE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS FOR THEIR CAMPAIGNING TO LEAVE EUROPE, SAYING: "The absolutely key thing tomorrow is that people go to vote, to vote on the economy, to vote for jobs, to vote for livelihoods, to vote for 'remain'... This is a vote that is irreversible and it's about our country, our economy and our families' future. That's what people should be voting on." Former London mayor Boris Johnson -- the informal leader for those who want to leave is also making his case in the final hours -- stopping by a fishmarket to make his case. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE POLITICIAN AND BREXIT CAMPAIGNER BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "Sixty percent of our laws coming from Brussels, our entire fisheries controlled by Brussels. You've got the EU commissions sitting instead of us, deciding how our UK fish are going to be parceled up. So you take back control and I think it will be a big big moment for democracy in our country and around Europe." It's a campaign that has taken many unexpected turns. "Boris kiss the fish" Opinion polls show a deeply divided nation -- in a race that is too close to call.

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Rivals race for final votes on eve of Brexit vote

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 01:24