UKIP leader Nigel Farage urges Stoke-on-Trent people to vote to leave the EU

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has urged Stoke-on-Trent people to vote to leave the European Union.

Mr Farage spoke at a rally, supporting Brexit, at the Victoria Hall in Hanley.

He took to the stage alongside political adversaries Conservative Chris Grayling MP and Labour’s Kate Hoey MP at the Grassroots Out (GO) rally – the unofficial campaign group fighting for Britain to leave Europe.

The referendum will take place on June 23.

Mr Farage said: “The EU needs us more than we need them. We would still be able to trade with the rest of the world if we were not in the EU.

“This is not about left or right – this is about right or wrong.”

He said those who wish to remain in the EU, whom he dubbed the ‘remainians’, want the public to believe Britain cannot stand alone.

Farage then led the audience of hundreds in a chant of  “We want our country back.”

Tory House of Commons leader Mr Grayling said Britain must have the right to control its own borders.

And Ms Hoey raised points that the UK would not be able to nationalise railways by staying in the EU.

She said: “We would not be isolated. We are a big country. We cannot reform the EU.”

The leader of Student GO, Olly Lewis, also spoke at the rally and said he believed students had been ‘penned in’ to voting to remain in the EU.

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