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Boris attacks US 'hypocrisy' on EU.

BORIS Johnson has blasted Barack Obama's intervention in the EU referendum debate.

The Tory spoke as the US President was said to be ready to visit the UK and boost the Remain campaign.

Mr Johnson wrote in a newspaper column that Mr Obama will say being in the EU is the "only way we can have influence in the councils of the nations".

He added: "It is an important argument, and deserves to be taken seriously. I also think it is wholly fallacious - and coming from Uncle Sam it is a piece of outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy. There is no country in the world that defends its own sovereignty with such hysterical vigilance [as the US]."

Meanwhile, David Cameron admitted the EU referendum was a "party management issue" which he called to silence backbench critics and ward off Nigel Farage's UKIP, according to David Laws' book.

Mr Cameron is said to have told Nick Clegg: "I have to do this. I am under a lot of pressure on this."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 14, 2016
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