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Richard Branson issues warning over British EU exit

By Elizabeth Barrett

Published 29/06/2015

Proud: Richard Branson
Proud: Richard Branson

A British exit from the European Union would be "catastrophic", businessman Sir Richard Branson has said.

The founder of Virgin Group said that Britons should be "proud" of being Europeans and remaining a member of the EU meant "talking from a position of strength".

The adventurer and philanthropist told The Andrew Marr Show: "The wonderful situation we have at the moment where there's this enormous trading bloc, you can treat it just as if it's the UK.

"Trade anywhere within Europe and so how anybody would want to go back to the days where all these barriers were put up, I just find it inconceivable."

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