Friday 21 October 2016

'Brexit would be disaster for Irish' - Geldof

Ryan Nugent

Published 17/06/2016 | 02:30

Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof

Britain leaving the EU would be "disastrous" for Ireland, according to one of the UK's most famous Irish residents, Bob Geldof.

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The activist and Boomtown Rats frontman believes that the effects on both countries would be huge should the British decide to leave.

British residents will vote on whether to remain or leave on June 23.

"The Irish community in Britain is huge," he said.

"We've been allowed to contribute massively to this country and this country has in turn allowed us to breathe and give us a life.

"We're bound together and should Britain exit the EU, it will disastrously affect Ireland, but it will also disastrously affect this country [UK], and that means my kids' future and your kids' future."

"On June 23, we have to stay. We have to remain," he added.

This is not the first time Geldof has been involved in referendum campaigns, having pleaded with Scotland not to leave the UK in 2014.

Irish Independent

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