14:11 GMT05 December 2020
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    UK Prime Minster David Cameron said on Thursday that Brexit would be a "self-inflicted" wound for his country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK nationals are set to vote on June 23 in a referendum on the country's EU membership, after Cameron and the leaders of other 27 EU member states agreed in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc. The rival campaigns officially started in early April.

    Getting out of the single European market would be a "self-inflicted wound for Britain," Cameron said during the Sky News’s In or Out EU referendum program.

    He stressed that the single market had a unified set of rules, and if the United Kingdom left the market, the country would lose the ability to shape the rules that determine the single market.

    "I do think there are real risks for leaving. I do not accept it is scaremongering… I am genuinely worried about Britain leaving the single market," Cameron said during the Sky News’s In or Out EU referendum program.

    The prime minster reaffirmed his commitment to UK's special status within the European Union, and said that in case of the United Kingdom leaving the bloc, it would take the government a decade to negotiate the trade arrangements in place.


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