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Bristol - 18 April 2016
1. SOUNDBITE (English) George Osborne, British Treasury Chancellor:
"In a little over two months time, the people of the United Kingdom will decide whether our country should remain in the Euopean Union (EU) or leave it. It's the biggest decision for a generation; one that will have profound consequences for our economy, for our living standards and for Britain's role in the world."
2.SOUNDBITE (English) George Osborne, British Treasury Chancellor:
"Its a complete fantasy to claim we could negotiate some other deal where we have access to the EU's single market but don't have to accept the cost and obligations of EU membership. Other member states have made it very clear in recent weeks that that is not on offer and how could it be? How could other European countries give us a better deal than they have given themselves? And never forget that while 44 per cent of our exports go to the rest of the EU, less than eight per cent of their exports come to us."
3.SOUNDBITE (English) George Osborne, British Treasury Chancellor:
"We also know the advantages that future reform of the EU can bring for Britain, for the EU is not perfect. The single market can be expanded, the costs can be reduced and the influence of member states can be enhanced. And that's what the new settlement negotiated by the (British) prime minister (David Cameron), supported by the cabinet delivers."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) George Osborne, British Treasury Chancellor:
"So Britain's membership of the European Union contributes to the openess of our economy and that leads to higher quality jobs, rising living standards and lower prices. And we know that there will be better jobs, higher living standards and even lower prices if Europe reforms. That's the future on offer if Britain remains in a reformed EU; a future where we are stronger, safer and better off."