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The Sun newspaper backs Brexit urging readers to 'free their country'

By Gavin Cordon

The Sun has come out in favour of Leave in the EU referendum, urging readers to free their country from "dictatorial Brussels".

In a front page editorial under the headline BeLeave in Britain, the paper warned that staying in the EU would be worse for immigration, worse for jobs, worse for wages and "worse for our way of life".

"This is our last chance to remove ourselves from the undemocratic Brussels machine ... and it's time to take it," it said.

"We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels. Throughout our 43-year membership of the European Union it has proved increasingly greedy, wasteful, bullying and breathtakingly incompetent in a crisis.

"Next Thursday, at the ballot box, we can correct this huge and historic mistake. It is our last chance. Because, be in no doubt, our future looks far bleaker if we stay in."


The paper accused the Remain side of running a "nasty, cynical, personally abusive" campaign that was "beneath the dignity of Britain".

It said that outside the EU, the UK could become richer, safer and free to forge its own destiny, while inside it would be engulfed by a "relentlessly expanding German-dominated federal state".

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