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VERBATIM: Cameron and Farage face off over Brexit

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Well, I think it's done for, frankly. I think the Eurozone is a catastrophe. Just look at what they've done to Greece and those Mediterranean countries. The migrant crisis is now not just dividing countries but dividing within countries, leading to a whole new brand of politics. The money's run out.
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d yet, at the same time, they're saving up for the day after our referendum, their announcements about a European army and about an increased European budget. The project doesn't work. I want us to get back our independence. But to say we'll be good Europeans. We'll trade with Europe, cooperate with Europe, but govern ourselves.
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And I believe, when we do that, the rest of Europe will do that, too.>> Does Brussels need reform? Yes. Do these institutions need opening up? Yes. Can it be frustrating sometimes? Of course it can. But the question we've got to ask ourselves in this referendum is not, do I like the European Parliament?
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Frankly, I don't like it very much. The question we are to ask ourselves, are we better of, are we stronger, are we safer if we stay in this organization or if we leave? That's the question on the ballot paper and I hope, people, I'm sure, will share many of my frustrations about the European Union.
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But frustrations with an institution or, indeed, with a relationship, they're often not a justification for walking away. They're an argument for staying and fighting for what you need, for jobs, for investment, for security for our country.