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UK elections: David Beckham throws weight behind David Cameron

The ace footballer’s intervention may help swing undecided voters in the Brexit referendum

London: England football legend David Beckham yesterday threw his weight behind Prime Minister David Cameron’s push to keep Britain in the European Union.

David Beckham.
David Beckham. Pic/AFP

"We live in a vibrant and connected world where together as a people we are strong. For our children and their children we should be facing the problems of the world together and not alone," said the 41-year-old former England captain in favour of Britain remaining within the 28-member economic bloc, the country’s largest market.

Beckham said his experience of playing internationally had also given him an appreciation of European cultures. His intervention two days ahead of the June 23 referendum is likely to help swing many of those still undecided voters.

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