George Galloway: Why I’m backing Brexit

George Galloway has said he wants Britain to leave the European Union so it is no longer “dictated to by other countries”.

The left-wing firebrand and former MP said the UK should be able to decide for itself “how many immigrants we have, who we deport, what the levels of taxation are and what our foreign policy should be”.

But he insisted he would be making a “left case” for Brexit, despite being on the same side of the EU debate as noted right-wingers like Nigel Farage, Peter Bone and Sir Bill Cash.

He told the BBC’s Sunday Politics: “I campaigned against breaking up Britain; I campaigned for a No vote in the Scottish referendum. That didn’t mean I was with the Tories or the Orange Order.

Mr Galloway, who is standing as the Respect party candidate to be London Mayor, said the EU is “built on neo-liberal economic principles which are iron-clad and unchangeable”.

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