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VERBATIM: Johnson defends Remain column

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Everyone's trying to make up their minds about whether or not to leave the European Union. And it is perfectly true that back in February, I was wrestling with it, like I think a lot of people in this country. And I wrote a long piece which came down overwhelmingly in favor of leaving.
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I then thought, I better see if I can make the alternative case to myself, so I wrote a kind of semi-parodic article in the opposite sense. I set them side by side and it was blindingly obviously what the right thing to do was.