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Voter registration extended for EU referendum

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>> A night of heated debate with an unexpected and shambolic end. UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Euro skeptic politician Nigel Farage making their case in the country's EU referendum campaign.>> I think we do have a special status in the EU already. We're not in the Euro, we've got our own currency.
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We're not in a no-border-zone. We've kept our own borders.>> I think the Eurozone is a catastrophe. Just look at what they've done to Greece and those Mediterranean countries.>> The debate airing just before the midnight deadline for registering to vote in the referendum. A last minute rush of applicants causing the online registration system to crash.
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Ministers blaming unprecedented demand. They say half a million people signed up during the day. But after calls for registration to be reopened from politicians on all sides the government will legislate to extend the cutoff until midnight Thursday. With polls putting the race too close to call the result could yet hang on which voters do or don't get their hands on a ballot paper.