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Michael Gove says backing UK leaving the EU is 'optimist's choice'

Justice Secretary Michael Gove explains to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg why he is backing the UK leaving the EU in this 24-minute interview.

Mr Gove challenges the claim that the EU renegotiation is legally binding and says his "deep feelings" on the issue outweighed his friendship with the prime minister when deciding which way to campaign.

He also said that leaving the EU would enable the UK to control the "type" of migrants who entered the country, and allow the UK to get rid of EU rules which are constraining the UK's ability to make key decisions on infrastructure.