Boris Johnson: Britain leaving EU would not be cataclysmic
Press AssociationUK withdrawal from the European Union would not be as "cataclysmic" for British jobs as supporters of membership claim, Boris Johnson has said.
The London mayor was speaking amid growing pressure on David Cameron over Europe, with Tory grandees including Lord Lawson and Michael Portillo advocating withdrawal, and backbenchers hoping to force a Commons vote next week in protest against the prime minister's failure to table legislation to pave the way for a referendum.
Johnson said on Friday he did not back Lawson's call for the UK to leave the EU, but said Britain must be ready to do so if Cameron's plan to renegotiate its membership following the 2015 general election fails.
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"Boris Johnson: Britain leaving EU would not be cataclysmic", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 04/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/boris-johnson-britain-leaving-eu-would-not-be-cataclysmic