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Bob Geldof urges Irish living in UK to back Remain camp

Bob Geldof has urged every Irish person living in Britain to vote to remain in the European Union.

The singer, activist and businessman has also called on fellow expatriates to make sure they register by June 7.

In a video posted on YouTube, the former Boomtown Rats front man lists off who he will personally encourage to back the remain side in the in/out referendum on June 23.

“My mate Maguire in Birmingham, my sister Patty up in the Wye Valley, Ted in Islington, the kids in north, south and east London,” he says.

“Ah, every Irish person: Vote!”

The video was made by the Irish4Europe group for its #PhoneAFriend campaign.

The initiative is trying to persuade Irish people to contact their compatriot friends living in UK to register and vote against leaving the EU.

Hundreds of thousands of Irish people living in Britain are eligible to vote.

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David D’Arcy, of Irish4Europe, said: “Our campaign asking Irish people in the UK to consider the barriers a Brexit would bring between Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“Our nations have worked hard through painful decades to reach an all-time high in our relations. Now is not the time for barriers.”

3 thoughts on “Bob Geldof urges Irish living in UK to back Remain camp

  1. TommyRattigan

    Hi Bob. Give us a good reason why we should vote to stay in the EU which is run by collective unelected band of nobodies! Come to think of it, Who elected you; a nobody, as a spokes person for the Irish? You obviously want to stay in the EU like David Cameron because it probablly is of a finacial advantage to you. I’ve just come from my local newsagents and watched as a gypsy from Slovakia was sending a wad of £20 notes home to her country so don’t go telling me it’s for the economical good for our country. My Irish Uncles and my father fought a war to keep people like you free from tryanny and an unelected madman called HItler who wanted to do exactly what the EU is attempting to do now. A Untied States of the EU! I would never vote for such a thing! The Irish may have been blinded by their ignorance along with their own corrupt goverment but us Irish living here in England won’t be. Go Hang your head in shame and if you are ever passing the cenetaph in London. DRop a reef of white feathers their.

    04/06/2016 at 12:55 pm
  2. Jimkell

    Get the hell out of the Eu, It has brought nothing but sadness and sorrow with all the corruption,, privitisation is the aim, selling off our natural resources causing RAPINE of our wonderful people and nation ,
    Leaving the Eu wull not effect traveling or working in England,, im am a returned emigrant from the sixties before the Eu came into been, vote with your heart and give Ireland back to its people and not to Europe!!!!!

    03/06/2016 at 10:41 pm
  3. Fuck off you two face rat junk head

    03/06/2016 at 8:49 pm

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