Johnson: EU hate mob are ‘extremist’
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.
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