Zac Goldsmith to back leaving the EU
Zac Goldsmith has announced he will back Britain leaving the European Union.
The Tory candidate for Mayor of London told the Sunday Times: “My vote will be to leave.”
He rejected the argument that the capital’s financial services sector would be damaged by Brexit.
“Greater London isn’t a minor appendage to the EU. It is a global city, with global reach,” he added.
“We dominate in financial services, tech, media, culture and much more besides. London will flourish whatever the outcome of the referendum.”
The news prompted a swift response from London Labour on Twitter:
No serious candidate for Mayor of London would put the future prosperity of our city at risk by voting to leave the EU.