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Of Course Julian Assange Supports Brexit, But His Reasoning Is Different

Assange backs Leave because David Cameron's government is using EU legislation as an excuse for its own poor decision making.

In an ITV interview, WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange said he “pretty much” believes that the UK should vote to leave the EU on June 23…not for the various reasons the Leave campaign has promoted, but because Assange believes the Cameron government is using EU legislation as an excuse for its own failed policies.

Assange explains his logic for supporting the Leave campaign…

“It launders things to the EU and then claims that it can’t do anything about it.”

“The UK is bad for the EU, but also the EU is bad for the UK because it permits a lack of democratic accountability in this country by permitting successive governments in this country to simply say ‘oh, we are forced into doing things because of EU legislation’ when it is precisely these governments that have been behind the EU legislation in the first place.”

Julian Assange is wanted in Sweden for sexual assault, a charge that he has vehemently denied.

Should he be extradited to Sweden, Assange believes he will be handed over to the US, where he will be jailed for his WikiLeaks site.

“We think here in the United Kingdom that you have a right to a fair trial that includes evidence, judges and charges, but in my case we don’t have any of that, and it’s not just me.”

Assange has been ‘stuck’  in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for four years.

Adding to credence to Assange’s claim that Cameron uses the EU as an excuse mechanism… the British government says it has no choice but to keep the embassy under lock down because of demands from the EU, and a European Arrest Warrant (EAW).

Sputnik news reports that Assange says:

…the EAW is the responsibility of the former UK Labour government, and Cameron‘s government prefers to put this responsibility on the EU.

During the interview, Assange also announced some upcoming leaks the involve US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and he predicted a “very big year” for the WikiLeaks.


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