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Prime Minister David Cameron faces the biggest test of his political career as he leads the ‘remain’ campaign in the EU referendum. Cameron took questions directly from voters in a conference arranged by Sky TV. He faced a barrage of angry questions from voters about the tone of his campaign to keep Britain in the EU.The Prime Minister was accused of “hypocrisy”, “waffling” and many said that he had damaged his reputation by claiming that Brexit would lead to a World War III and a global recession.A recent graduate Soraya Bouazzaoui asked Cameron about Turkey’s membership of the EU. She asked, “They are under such heavy accusation by the entire Middle East for funding ISIS. How can you reassure us of staying in the EU and saying there are no risks, when there are clear risks? Especially when it comes to ISIS.”Cameron failed answer the question well, to which Ms. Bouazzaoui said “You’re not answering the question.”When the Prime Minister tried to intervene, Ms. Bouazzaoui replied: “No, no, no, no, no. Let me finish now because I’ve seen you interrupt many people before hand. I’m an English literature student, I know waffling when I see it, ok?”Ms. Bouazzaoui spoke to Sky News afterwards and said: “I think he’s getting a taste of his own medicine, essentially. He’s spent his entire six years being dishonest, untruthful, brushing a lot of worrying things under the rug. I think for someone to actually, finally, call him out of it was necessary.”The Prime Minister on his part asked, "Can we be so confident that we have solved all of Europes problems and all of Europes tensions? When you
e there [around the table] you never forget that 70 years ago these countries were fighting each other, I don think we should forget that.”"The EU has been a way to get countries that used to fight each other to talk to each other. Twice in a century Europe went to war and on both occasions Britain had to be part of that conflict and we paid a very, very high price," the Prime Minister said.“We have been living in extraordinary times. The British economy has been growing very strongly [while European economies have struggled. I don’t think that will continue forever, the European economies are starting to recover,” PM Cameron added.The Prime Minister concluded, “Sometimes this organisation drives me crazy, but do I sit there and think Britain would be better off if we left? Are we quitters? Absolutely not.”The scenes at the Sky debate were brutal, reminiscent of the brutal takedown of Cameron’s old opponent, Ed Miliband, the TV debates before the 2015 general elections.It does seem that Cameron no longer enjoys the massive popularity that he once did. His confidence seems to have ebbed and he seems to be aware that a defeat in the June 23 Brexit referendum could signal the end of his political career.Author: Raghav Hegde – India