EU referendum: Out campaign Leave.EU calls for seat at negotiating table in Brexit scenario while banks donate to In campaign

 
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Leave.EU says the government has not planned for Brexit (Source: Getty)

In the event the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union, a prominent Out campaign has called for representatives from its organisation to be part of the team that will negotiate the UK's new relationship with the EU.

Leave.EU is urging Prime Minister David Cameron to accept that if the British people vote for Brexit, its organisation should have a seat at the negotiating table.

“After a leave vote, the British voters, who will have placed their faith and trust in Brexit campaigners, will want to be sure that the right, committed people are at the heart of the negotiations," said Leave.EU co-founder Richard Tice.

"They will have little confidence in the ability of those who have campaigned to remain in the EU, such as the Prime Minister and his officials, to negotiate the best terms for our withdrawal."

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Cameron is hoping to reach an EU-wide agreement at a summit next month, causing speculation the referendum could be held as early as this summer. If the UK votes to leave the EU, lengthy negotiations will ensue between representatives of both sides to determine the new relationship.

However, Tice added that it is clear the "machinery of government has done no planning for Brexit, presumably because our bureaucrats don't believe in it".

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs has made a donation to Britain Strong in Europe, a pro-EU campaign, due to concerns over the problems Brexit would bring for the bank.

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That donation did not sit well with Leave.EU. Its co-founder Arron Banks said: "This comes as no surprise to those of us who have said all along the referendum will be a campaign of the British people against the establishment of international bankers, multinational corporate tax dodgers and out-of-touch politicians."

"If Goldman Sachs had offered Leave.EU six figures we would have told them where to stuff it," he added.

So he probably won't be too happy to have heard that JPMorgan is also preparing to make a donation to Britain Stronger in Europe, according to Sky News...

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