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I’m not worried I’m losing EU referendum campaign – PM Cameron

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:14 GMT, Jun 7, 2016 |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday (June 7) that he was not worried his campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union was losing ahead of a June 23 referendum.

After several recent polls suggested the “Leave” camp was gaining momentum, Cameron unexpectedly convened a news conference during which he attacked some of his opponents’ arguments as “untruths”.

Cameron was asked by a reporter whether he was worried he was losing.

“Not at all. What I’m worried about, what I’m concerned about, is that people are being told things that aren’t correct,” he said.

Both sides in the campaign have accused each other of playing fast and loose with the facts in their desperation to win the historic referendum, which will have far-reaching consequences for the economy and politics in Britain and beyond.

“It is not for me to say why they make these factual errors. But I think it is for me to call it out and say that I think this is an important moment in the campaign. Don’t make this choice on the basis of false information.”

Cameron will answer questions about the EU issue in a live TV programme later on Tuesday, alongside Nigel Farage, leader of the anti-EU party UKIP.