Is­lamic state ‘happy with Brexit vote’

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DAVID Cameron has sug­gested Is­lamic State would be happy if the UK votes to leave the Euro­pean Union on June 23.

An­swer­ing ques­tions af­ter de­liv­er­ing a myth-bust­ing speech on the EU ref­er­en­dum in London, the Prime Min­is­ter posed a rhetor­i­cal ques­tion ask­ing “who would be happy” if the na­tion does vote for Brexit.

He then said Rus­sian pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin would wel­come such an out­come, be­fore adding that “I sus­pect al-Bagh­dadi” would, too.

Abu Bakr al-Bagh­dadi is the leader of the IS ter­ror group.

Mr Cameron added: “Our friends around the world are giv­ing us a very clear mes­sage, they are say­ing ‘it’s all up to you, it is your sov­er­eign choice’.

“But our friends in Aus­tralia and New Zealand and Amer­ica and all around the world and all round Europe, they are say­ing ‘it’s all up to you, it’s all your choice, but we would like you to stay, we think it’s good for us and it’s good for you’.”

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