Brexit: Boris Johnson Declares That June 23 Could Be British "Independence Day"


Former London mayor, member of Parliament, and prominent Brexiteer Boris Johnson makes his closing argument in favor of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union at Tuesday's "Great Debate" hosted by the BBC. The 'Brexit' vote is on Thursday.

BORIS JOHNSON: At the end of this campaign I think you will agree there is a very clear choice between those on [the Remain] side who speak of nothing but fear of the consequences of leaving the EU, and we on the [Leave] side who offer hope.

Between those who have been endlessly rubbishing our country and running it down, and those of us who believe in Britain. They say we can't do it, we say we can.

They say we have no choice but to bow down to Brussels, we say they are woefully underestimating this country and what it can do.

If we vote Leave, we can take back control of our borders, save huge sums of money... take back control of our tax raising powers, of our trade policy, and of our whole lawmaking system; the democracy that is the foundation of our prosperity.

If we stand up for democracy, we will be speaking up for hundreds of millions of [European Union citizens] who agree with us but currently have no voice.

And if we vote to Leave, and take back control, we believe that this Thursday could be our country's Independence Day!

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