"The EU is about to collapse," Brexit campaigner Farage says

British people will vote to leave the European Union and others will follow suit, leading to the "collapse" of the entire project, a leading campaigner for a so-called Brexit, Nigel Farage, said in a Saturday interview.

"On June 23, Britain will leave the union and will change Europe," the leader of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP) said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, in reference to the in-or-out EU referendum due this month.

"We will have a domino effect. After us, the other northern countries will leave, one after the other. Denmark first, then the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria. This referendum is the most important event since 1957: the EU is about to collapse," he said.

Farage said southern nations like Italy, Greece and Spain would benefit from such a scenario, because the EU's common currency, the euro "is destroying" their economies, while it is also "the weapon for German hegemony."

The UKIP leader said he would have something to celebrate even if voters decided against Brexit. If the Remain camp won, British Prime Minister David Cameron "would still have to resign" because of the divisions on the EU question among his Conservative Party, Farage said.

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