21/02/2016 10:15 GMT | Updated 21/02/2017 05:12 GMT

Cameron In Last-Ditch Appeal To Boris Johnson: Don't Join Brexit Campaign

David Cameron has issued a last-ditch appeal to Boris Johnson not to join the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

With the London mayor set to end months of speculation over which side he will back, Mr Cameron said it would be a "wrong step" for Mr Johnson to link up with Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Respect's George Galloway in the "out" camp.

"I would say to Boris what I say to everybody else, which is that we will be safer, we will be stronger, we will be better off inside the EU," the Prime Minister told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.

"I think the prospect of linking arms with Nigel Farage and George Galloway and taking a leap into the dark is the wrong step for our country.

"If Boris and if others really care about being able to get things done in our world, then the EU is one of the ways in which we get them done."