British Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of Daesh (ISIL), would welcome Britain leaving the European Union.
Cameron made the remarks to reporters on Tuesday following a speech at Mansion House organized by the World Economic Forum, which was aimed at bolstering arguments for remaining in the EU.
The prime minister has previously warned that leaving the EU, known as Brexit, could play into the hands of Britain’s enemies. However, this was the first time he claimed the Daesh terrorist group would be “happy” to see the UK leave the 28-member bloc.
Cameron was responding to criticisms of a speech he made last week in which he said Britain’s exit from the EU would increase the risk of another world war.
“I never said if we leave on Thursday, World War Three breaks out on Friday,” he said.
However, Cameron then said “Putin might be happy, I suspect…