John­son: EU hate mob are ‘ex­trem­ist’

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LEAVE cam­paign­ers have been branded “ex­trem­ists” by Labour former home sec­re­tary Alan John­son.

Launch­ing Labour’s pro-EU bat­tle bus tour, Mr John­son in­sisted the re­marks were not in­cen­di­ary but ac­cu­rate – be­cause those who wanted Bri­tain to leave be­lieved ev­ery­thing about Brus­sels was bad.

He said: “It’s an ex­treme view that there is ab­so­lutely noth­ing good about the EU at all.

“It’s ex­treme – not to take the view that we ought to leave – but the view that you can­not find any­thing good to say about an in­sti­tu­tion that has done many good things – won the No­bel Peace Prize in 2012, is ad­mired in terms of its role in keep­ing the peace on our con­ti­nent – you can find noth­ing good to say about it what­so­ever.

“It is like if I was to come in here and say we ought to leave Nato, and here’s all the rea­sons, and Nato has done noth­ing good, I would be clas­si­fied as an ex­trem­ist.

Labour leader Jeremy Cor­byn also used the launch to in­sist he was fully be­hind the Re­main cam­paign de­spite his own “many crit­i­cisms” of the EU.

He said he’d voiced “many crit­i­cisms” of the EU in the past, and still had them, but Bri­tish work­ers would be worse off if the coun­try was on its own. MAKEUP: ‘Shop­pers’ pre­tend to be in­jured RAIN spread­ing north into all parts on Wed­nes­day, with heavy thun­der in places. Some brighter spells, but rather windy in parts. Highs of 18C in Lon­don, 15C in Cardiff, 17C in Manch­ester, 13C in Ed­in­burgh and 16C in Belfast. Mostly dry, but cloudier in the north with rain in the south on Thurs­day and Fri­day. Windy at times, es­pe­cially in the east. Turn­ing cooler.

Highs of 24C in Lon­don, 21C in Cardiff, 20C in Manch­ester, 14C in Ed­in­burgh and 17C in Belfast. OUT­LOOK: Some sun. BLAST: Man in black let off ‘de­vice’

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