'Talking To Osborne Persuaded Me To Vote Leave'

23 May 2016, 18:06

'Talking To Osborne Persuaded Me To Vote Leave'

George Osborne came to Maryann's workplace today to make the case for staying in the EU. Incredibly, he had the opposite effect.

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David Cameron and George Osborne visited B&Q headquarters today to campaign for Remain, but it seems they convinced this worker who was there to vote - for Brexit!

Maryann phoned Iain Dale to lay out just why the PM and Chancellor's arguments convinced her to vote the other way on June 23rd.

She met Osborne after his speech and made sure to get her selfie, but also to give him a piece of her mind, telling him he doesn't live "in the real world".

"They shouldn't have come because they totally distracted us!" said Maryann. "They gave us all the statistics about the 800,000+ jobs that will be lost.

"I was terribly disappointed...they have tipped me over to the Leave side."

"For a voter like me, you weren't telling me what I needed to hear...I said to him: Mr Chancellor, you are not living in the real world."

"I don't understand why they're not giving us the argument that says: we know there are the problems with the EU...your arguments are not factual.

"You're just assuming that everyone will lose their jobs on June 24th."

Iain told Maryann that she must have been the Chancellor's "worst nightmare", adding: "It's fair to say you gave him a piece of your mind."

"Absolutely I did! But I did have my selfie as well, which was cute!"

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