Prime Minister David Cameron lists three reasons why Britain should remain in the European Union
With less than a fortnight to go for the UK to hold a referendum on whether it should remain or leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron says leaving the EU may mean dangerous consequences including losing jobs and safety in the UK.
At a meet up with leaders from the Indian community, he tried his luck with Hindi and said "To me the message is very clear. And I have said it in so many ways. Today I will try another way. But this will be testing. Aap Europe mein hain to joy hai. Europe ma rehna hai.
Speaking to NDTV after his speech, he listed three top reasons why one should vote to remain in EU.
"The first is that, like you said, it is not just me a Conservative party Prime Minister or head of Conservative government, but the Labour, the Green party, the Liberal Democrats, the trade unions, business leaders and our great friends from the world including America and also India's Prime Minister Mr (Narendra) Modi - all have said Britain is stronger in the Europe," he said.
The second reason, according to him, is jobs. "We now have access to a market as big as 500 million people. That is exactly why countries like India are investing so much in Britain and creating so many jobs. We need the access to the market."
The third reason, PM Cameron said, is "opportunities". "We want to create opportunities for our young people. And clearly there are more if we are together. We want to create a world to grow up learning together. We can tackle global problems, such as climate change, terrorism, poverty - together and can come up with solutions.
On June 23, the UK will vote to either remain or leave the European Union. While PM Cameron is the face of the "remain in EU" campaign, Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London and Conservative party leader wants to leave.
Supporting Boris Johnson's stand on the leave Europe campaign are several Conservative MPs including some cabinet ministers in the David Cameron government. The 'leave' camp's argument has been that sovereignty for Britain cannot be compromised and that immigration can be tackled better.
The campaigns are being fought fiercely and bitterly. Some Conservative MPs have even demanded Prime Minister Cameron's resignation. Political Pundits have said that after the referendum, the road ahead for Prime Minister David Cameron may become slippery with lack of support from his own MPs.
The Prime Minister though is confident that voters will vote to remain in EU and he too would remain Prime Minister.