Apology call

Boris Johnson came to Newcastle on April 16.

He told us that Britain gives the EU £20billion a year and Brussels bureaucrats decide how to spend it.

Even then it had already been pointed out many times that this was a discredited figure.

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Since then Sir Andrew Dilnot, chair of the UK Statistics Authority, has described the figure (in the more often-used form of £350million a week, its approximate equivalent), with polite understatement, as potentially misleading.

Now Sir John Major has called it a demonstrable untruth.

It is time for Boris Johnson to apologise to the people of the North East for this, and for Vote Leave to stop peddling this grossly exaggerated figure.

Peter Morris,

Secretary (North East),

European Movement UK,

Larkspur Terrace,