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London Mayor Says Finance Industry Would Flourish Outside EU

  • Mayor sees `shallow' support for EU among business leaders
  • Sterling would be `strong and robust' outside 28-nation bloc
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London Mayor Johnson Touts Finance 'Brexit' Benefits

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London’s finance industry would “flourish mightily” if Britain votes to leave the European Union in the referendum on June 23, Mayor Boris Johnson told lawmakers.

Citing discussions with unidentified senior bankers, Johnson, a leading opponent of Prime Minister David Cameron’s campaign to keep the U.K. in the 28-nation bloc, said support for staying in the EU is “shallow” among business leaders.