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This is BBC World News Today with me, Philippa Thomas.

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The bitterly divisive referendum campaign over the UK's future

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Political leaders are in the final hours of their nationwide tours,

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seeking to woo the undecided and ensure their loyal supporters go

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On that ballot paper is British jobs, British families, the finances

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of people in our country, the strength of our country and that is

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why we must vote Remain tomorrow. If you think the European Union is

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going in the wrong direction and fundamentally different from what he

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signed up for in 1972, which it is, then you should vote Leave and take

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back control tomorrow. And here in Kent in the South East, there are

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two at Euro contests preoccupying people. The football has just

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finished, so now they can concentrate on which way they will

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vote tomorrow. In minutes silence was held at square here in London

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for Jo Cox were 34 husband paid tribute. We try to remember not how

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cruelly she was taken from us, but how unbelievably lucky we were to

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have her in our lives for so long. And rain, mud and wellingtons. It

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can only be Glastonbury, the world's biggest rock festival gets often

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that another -- to yet another challenging start.

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It's the final big campaign push on the eve of an historic vote:

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Will the UK stay or leave the European Union?

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On Thursday, British voters get a deciding voice for the first time

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since the original referendum back in 1975.

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Public sentiment is frankly very hard for the pollsters to measure,

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but we THINK it's very close, and that's led to a real burst

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of energy over the last 24 hours, as those leading

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the campaigns to Remain or get Out make their appeals across England,

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Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Two Prime Ministers for the price of one.

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David Cameron was joined on

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his whistle-stop tour by John Major, a man who knows all about

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He once used colourful language to describe Eurosceptics

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at Number Ten and his description of Leave campaigners

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If they vote to Leave on the basis of half-truths and

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misunderstandings, then pretty soon, the grave-diggers of our prosperity

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will have some very serious questions to answer.

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They will have to account for what they have said and done.

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But that will be of no consolation, for we will be out.

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Diminished as an influence on the world.

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And yes, that is Labour's former deputy leader, Harriet Harman.

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The current party leader will not share

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a platform with one Conservative minister,

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never mind two, but at his

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own rally this afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn delivered a Remain

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By voting to Remain, we can protect jobs

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Millions of jobs across this country are dependent on exports and

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We can defend workers' rights, which our Tory

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leaders and leaders of the Exit campaign

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think are unimportant and

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want to scrap the regulations that protect so much.

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If you didn't know already, a trip to Westminster would

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tell you that we are on the verge of a momentous decision, perhaps the

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biggest the country's taken in 40 years,

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because over here, the world's press

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is already lining up, waiting to report on the result of

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the referendum and with the polls about opening less than 24 hours,

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the two campaigns have two tasks, one is to motivate the core

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supporters to go out and cast their ballots

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tomorrow, the other is to

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get through at the last minute to those who are yet to

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Voters tend to think that both sides have made, well, rather

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fishy claims about what might happen in the event of Brexit and see

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Boris Johnson started his day in Billingsgate Market and then took to

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the air, rather than the airwaves, to travel through eastern England

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trying to convince voters that leaving the EU would not lead to

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Lots of the people I've talked to and lots of

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businesses I've talked to say you will see a huge improvement

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if we get out from under the weight of the

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Brussels machine and are able to set our taxes and laws in accordance

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And when it comes to getting the Out vote out, the Ukip leader

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will get those backing Brexit better motivated.

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Vote with your heart, your soul, with pride in this

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country and its people and together, can make tomorrow our Independence

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Day, a big day in our national history.

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Voters are not being given any time for quiet reflection.

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The polls are too close

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So let's get more on the mood among voters.

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spent the day in the pub in Tunbridge Wells

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Which side is looking more cheerful, Ros?

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Which way would you put go if you were an island? I think it might go

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the way of remainder, which is completely unscientific and is

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interesting, because most people who know Tunbridge Wells better than in

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say most people here are going to vote Leave, so I am not sure. But

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what's been suggesting is to win is how many people are talking about

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this and it has caught people's imagination. One of the things

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that's been so fascinating about this campaign is it has revealed

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fixture dimensions to the politics of our country. We've got people

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from the same political party on either side and that applies to the

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Lib Dems, the Conservatives and Labour as well. On top of that,

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we've started to get a new understandings of the politics of

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the generations and I want to show you this next report is to highlight

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of this. I'm in Tunbridge Wells, another town in Kent is Margate, on

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the coast and Howard Johnson has made a report that highlights how

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understanding the generations helps us understand which way people will

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go tomorrow. I am voting Leave and I've drawn at

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some faceless bureaucrats pushing their laws on to England. The bigger

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the organisation and the further away it is that makes our laws mean

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is that they will not be specific to us and they will not be the best

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laws for us. I want to vote to Remain, because like these boats, I

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want to believe in travel and be European. If we don't vote Remain,

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it will be a little England mentality for this country. I'm

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voting to Leave, because Brussels that dictates what farmers and our

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fishing industry can and can't produce and then produce stuff and

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sell it back to us. I'm going to votes to Remain, because I think if

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we leave it will weaken our economy and I've drawn a picture of Great

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Britain with a sad face, because that is what I'm tried to get

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across, that it will weaken our economy.

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I'm voting to Remain, because of the European idea is important, but

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Brussels has become a gravy train. The accountability needs to be

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improved, my family came to Britain in the 1880s and it is important we

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Remain. I'm talking to you from a Kent town

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called Tunbridge Wells, about halfway from London and south

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towards the coast, about 50 kilometres away. I'm joined by a

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couple of people spending the evening here. There are definitely

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doing something right because they have drinks and I just have a tablet

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computer, which is not as exciting. How will you vote? I'm voting In,

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because I believe in a printable of what Europe stands for and I think

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countries should work together and we can only make Europe a better

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from within. I'm interested by that phrase what Europe stands for. I

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think we get lots of different and as if I asked everyone in this blog.

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What do you mean by it? It's about collaboration, democracy, improving

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rights for workers and actually, if you look at some of the changes that

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a lot of the eastern European states have made in order to qualify for

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Europe in a membership, I think there's been a massive force for

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good in developing those countries and the fact that Britain can be

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part of that and help those codgers developed and build a democratic

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prosperous continents can only be a good thing, especially if you look

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at the history of Europe in the last century. We are incredibly lucky to

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have grown up in a time where there's been no war in Europe and

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are not think if we vote Out tomorrow there will be war in

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Europe, but I do think the language of the Out campaign has been a bit

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inflammatory. Very worrying. She sounds very intelligent! I was a

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proprietor of a business and I have always been independent and I just

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don't like the idea of being ruled by these faceless presidents that I

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haven't voted for, don't know who they are and I think that we are

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British... But we take part in European elections. We do. I'm quite

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happy for the economic joining, but not for the political. I want to

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rule myself and vote the Government out if I don't approve and I don't

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like the way it is heading. I think it will be a federal state and I

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actually feel quite strongly that if we lost the war and Germany had one,

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this is the way we would be now. With there are basically making all

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the rules and regulations. I think it is a slippery slope argument and

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I think people have different views about whether a federated Europe is

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where it will end up, I don't know. I think voting Know now can only

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make things worse for people in our country, so from an economic point

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of view and I think it would allow too many negative views to win...

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You both sound convinced, so I'm pretty sure the campaign will not

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swear you one way or the other in the last few hours. Are you anxious

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about what you will see when you turn on the news on a Friday

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morning? No, I think we are a competitive nation, competition does

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not hurt business and it is good for the population. Giving the process

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is a positive one. Are you anxious, you sound positive? I am kind of

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anxious, I'm not anxious... I think that will be fine on its own, I

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don't think we'd have a catastrophe. I tell you what, I can see this

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conversation will run for a little while and I know there is then used

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to get into today's programme, so we will continue talking and I will let

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Philip get on with telling the viewers what else you have on the

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programme. Senior figures in Europe have been

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delivering a final appeals to British voters. Jean-Claude Juncker

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warned there can be no renegotiation after Thursday's referendum.

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We concluded a deal with the Prime Minister.

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He got the maximum he could receive and we gave the

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maximum we could give, so there will be no kind

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of negotiation on that, nor on the agreement

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as far as any kind of negotiations are concerned.

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But Boris Johnson was quick to give his reaction to those comments from

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your's top official. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the

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European Commission has really given the game away by saying that Britain

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has had its negotiation, there is absolutely no prospect of any

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further changes if we vote to stay In. And that confirms for me that

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the only way to change our relationship with the European Union

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is to vote Leave and take back control tomorrow. What about the

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rest of the world which is now sitting up and watching this very

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closely? We have correspondence in Paris and Washington. Francois

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Hollow and has said a No vote could pose a serious risks to Britain's

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access to the single market. And if we are talking business, that

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matters. What strikes me is that it is the coordinated effort by the EU

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that up until now the policy has been not to speak out for fear of

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influence in the debate which may not be welcoming in Europe. The

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French obviously wants Britain to stay in, it is very worried about a

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Brexit and the contagion effect it would have on other nations and the

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bee balancing of power in the side Europe. The French don't feel

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comfortable about sitting at the table with just Germany. Britain has

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always been a welcome and balancing factor in all of that. So what we

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have is the president on the of the vote speaking just as Jean-Claude

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Juncker has and saying to voters in Britain, don't be under any

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illusions, if you are out, you are out. There will be no third way.

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There will be no renegotiation of possible, there are risks about

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access to the single market and therefore think carefully. It is a

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calibrated response from the French and from Luxembourg, and they don't

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want to wait in a too heavy, because that will play into the Brexit camp

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and they want to remind British voters that it is not cost free.

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Leaving Europe would mean, as things stand, leaving the access to the

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free market. It is legitimately able to speculate whether never means

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never, because so far in Europe never does not actually need never,

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renegotiation is have always been possible in the past. Barbra, you

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are in front of the White House. What is the official US position on

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Brexit for Remain and people very interested? -- our people? It has

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been covered by closely by the American media which is mostly

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focused on the presidential election, but it has been watched

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closely by the political and economic elite and there is concern

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and the message is that they want Britain to Remain, you have a

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message in a highly unusual intervention from President Obama

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when he went to Britain. There were letters from the former Secretary of

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State, the former secretary defends and Treasury urging a Remain vote

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which is quite unusual. There is concern about financial and trade

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implications, but the bigger concern is up about the EU being weakened,

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that Brexit would weaken it and for America, it's one is a strong,

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united Europe as a partner for cooperation on all sorts of

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international issues and if it does not have that, the world becomes a

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more complicated place for it. Thank you.

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but it's been a bruising two months of campaigning.

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Christian Fraser looks back at how the referendum

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Just hours of the campaign are left to run.

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Have you decided which box you are going to put a cross in

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This is what it will look like when you get into

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Both sides have worked tirelessly to convince you which box to choose.

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Here is a brief reminder of the key moments in the campaign.

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The 20th of February, David Cameron had returned

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from his negotiations in Brussels with a deal that he said gave

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A deal he hoped would convince the British people.

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I believe Britain will be safer, stronger and better

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But it wasn't enough to convince some of his closest allies.

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His friend and confidante, Michael Gove.

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His old Oxford adversary, Boris Johnson.

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I would like to see a new relationship

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based more on trade, on

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But, as I say, with much less of the supranational element.

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From the 15th of April, the official campaign began.

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On the road for over nine weeks and five days, the two

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sides would be touring the country, knocking on doors, pleading for

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A third of the country was set to be still undecided.

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A week into the campaign came President Obama's intervention.

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Maybe at some point down the line there may be

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a UK-US trade agreement, but it won't happen any time soon,

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because our focus is negotiating with a big bloc, the

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European Union, to get a trade agreement down.

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I think the American president is coming up

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with the same rubbish that

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Basically the line is "Britain is not good enough".

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Brexit would be a step into the dark and remain was

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Claim, counterclaim, the divisions in Tory

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The debate centred on two conflicting visions:

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Of how Britain should be run and what Europe

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Up and down the country, from town hall to factory

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floor, they even took the battle to the river.

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Go back down the river, because you're up one

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The killing of Jo Cox brought three days

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The Britain that I love works with its

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A Wembley finale, the biggest debate of its kind on a

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decision that will define what kind of Britain we want to be.

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Events have been taking place across the world,

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to mark what would have been the 42nd birthday of

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the British Labour MP, Jo Cox, who was murdered last week.

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A minute's silence was held at Trafalgar Square in Central London,

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with vigils in New York, Brussels, Mumbai and in

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Jo Cox's constituency in the north of England.

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In London her husband Brendan Cox paid tribute to her,

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She was the best mum that any child she was a mother.

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And wish we do to have her back in our lives.

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Since Thursday, me and my children have spoken

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everyday about things we will miss and memories we will cherish.

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We try to remember not how cruelly she was

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taken from us, but how unbelievably lucky we were to have her in our

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Now a look at some of the day's other news.

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One of Pakistan's well-known singers has been shot dead

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Amjad Sabri, who was famous for singing Sufi devotional music,

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known as Qawwali, was shot in his car at close

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The music associated with Sufism is considered heretical

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A German former nurse serving a life sentence for two

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of killing dozens more patients by injecting them with heart

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A court order to exhume 99 former patients of the man

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named only as Niels H found traces of heart medication

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The presumptive Republican Party nominee for the US presidency,

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Donald Trump, has launched a scathing attack on his

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Democratic Party rival, Hillary Clinton, saying she lacks

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the temperament and the judgment to be president.

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In a speech in New York, Mr Trump accused his rival

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of being a "world-class liar" who personally profited

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from her tenure at the State Department.

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There has been no immediate response from Mrs Clinton.

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Spare a thought for festival goers heading to Glastonbury

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in Somerset today, as they might look like they're having

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all the fun, but some have been stuck in traffic queues of as long

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Opening up what some call the best party

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This lot are committed to the Glastonbury cause.

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They've been queueing all night and they

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The music doesn't start for another two days.

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Around 150,000 people are expected here.

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The tickets, which cost over ?200 each,

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You need plenty of patience to get there, as these

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We've been here about an hour and a half to two hours.

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We've probably gone 300 metres in that time.

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If there's two things us British can do particularly well, it

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We're doing both pretty well right now.

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But it would not be Glastonbury without the

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I do own wellingtons, but I didn't bring them.

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For some, the journey on foot sounded more like

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With some more rain on the way, it might be another year like this.

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But don't they say mud is good for the skin?

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Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and seeing this. That is

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exactly what happened to one Australian woman who was woken up by

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a five metre-. It looks a longer, doesn't it? It was crawling across

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the wall into her spare bedroom and it is not the first time that this -

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has paid a visit. There's something about that on our website, I

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believe. You can look there. It is the final push of Company

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before Britain's historic vote on Thursday on EU membership. Political

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leaders have been making a last-ditch appeals to voters. On

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that ballot paper is a British jobs, British families, the finances of

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people in our country. The strength of our country. And that is why we

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must vote Remain. If you think the European Union is going at the wrong

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direction and is fundamentally different from what we signed up for

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in 1975, which it is, then I think you should vote Leave and take back

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control tomorrow. If you are still undecided and following this keenly

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from outside the UK, you can get the latest on the BBC's website, not

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only detailed analysis and facts checked, we also have a life page on

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this last day of the EU referendum campaign. Thank you for being with

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us. Goodbye. Good evening. Let us see what is

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happening over the next day or so. Some stormy weather is on the way,

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particularly across the South East. Politically quite right now, just a

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