DAVID Cameron has claimed Daesh would want the UK to leave the EU.

Answering questions during a campaign stop, the Prime Minister said he suspected Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Russian President Vladimir Putin would be happy if the UK was no longer part of the EU.

Cameron said: “It is worth asking the question: Who would be happy if we left? Putin might be happy, I suspect al-Baghdadi might be happy.

“Our friends around the world are giving us a very clear message, they are saying, ‘It’s all up to you, it is your sovereign choice.’

“But our friends in Australia and New Zealand and America and all around the world and all round Europe, they are saying ‘It’s all up to you, it’s all your choice, but we would like you to stay, we think it’s good for us and it’s good for you.’”

Boris Johnson, who only a few days ago suggested Hitler would support a remain vote, said the Prime Minister had gone too far: “One might argue it’s a bit much to start comparing people arguing for freedom in this country or the restoration of democracy in this country to say our allies are Putin and Daesh.

“I think that’s a bit much, really.”

With little more than five weeks until the vote on Thursday, June 23, it was another busy day for Remain and Leave campaigners.

Johnson, who is increasingly taking the lead role in the Leave campaign, set fire to a giant cheque, to symbolise the £350 million campaigners claim the UK burns every week by remaining in the EU.

Ahead of burning the cheque Johnson said: “I want to show what happens to our cash every week.”

Labour MP Gisela Stuart and Ukip MP Douglas Carswell cheered as the cheque burned.

In a rallying speech, Johnson claimed the EU was against the working man and woman: “Of course, some of the people on the FTSE 100 don’t care about uncontrolled immigration.... Because what happens is their pay packets go ever higher and higher, whereas the wages of most people in this country have not increased – and in some cases, have actually been going down.

“They never see the actual cost, the experience of people in this country who have to use GP services, who experience the impact of uncontrolled immigration.”

Meanwhile, Microsoft has become the latest business to support the notion of the UK remaining part of the EU.

In a letter to employees, UK chief executive Michel Van der Bel said: “Historically, the UK being part of the EU has been one of several important criteria that make it one of the most attractive places in Europe for the range of investments we have made.

“At key moments in our international growth we have specifically chosen to invest in our capabilities here in the UK.

“Most recently, we announced that we would start offering cloud services this year from new UK-based data centres. And as we’ve grown, so too have the UK technology businesses we work with.”

Meanwhile, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged all businesses to tell the people they employ about which side of the argument they stand on in the EU referendum.

The organisation’s director general, Carolyn Fairbairn, insisted it was “not about telling people how to vote” but about providing staff with information.

She said: “Responsible business leaders should give their employees the choice to hear what impact a Brexit would have on company growth, their jobs and their community.”

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