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Britain's Conservatives at each other's throats in EU debate

  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, listens to a question at a corporate centre in Bournemouth, southern England, Friday June 3, 2016. Speaking during the visit to the south coast, the Chancellor accused "Brexit" campaigners of being "dishonest" by pretending that the economy would not suffer if those wishing to leave triumphed in the EU referendum. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, listens to a question at a corporate centre in Bournemouth, southern England, Friday June 3, 2016. Speaking during the visit to the south coast, the Chancellor accused "Brexit" campaigners of being "dishonest" by pretending that the economy would not suffer if those wishing to leave triumphed in the EU referendum. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivers a speech on the EU at a corporate centre in Bournemouth, southern England, Friday June 3, 2016. Speaking during the visit to the south coast, the Chancellor accused "Brexit" campaigners of being "dishonest" by pretending that the economy would not suffer if those wishing to leave triumphed in the EU referendum. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivers a speech on the EU at a corporate centre in Bournemouth, southern England, Friday June 3, 2016. Speaking during the visit to the south coast, the Chancellor accused "Brexit" campaigners of being "dishonest" by pretending that the economy would not suffer if those wishing to leave triumphed in the EU referendum. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • UK Independence Party (UKIP) party leader Nigel Farage shows his passport as he addresses media and party members during a speech focusing on the upcoming EU referendum in London, Friday, June 3, 2016. Farage is a leading campaigner advocating Britain to cut its ties with the rest of Europe, known by the name, 'Brexit'.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    UK Independence Party (UKIP) party leader Nigel Farage shows his passport as he addresses media and party members during a speech focusing on the upcoming EU referendum in London, Friday, June 3, 2016. Farage is a leading campaigner advocating Britain to cut its ties with the rest of Europe, known by the name, 'Brexit'.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's EU referendum debate has sparked bitter infighting in the governing Conservative Party, with Prime Minister David Cameron accusing "leave" campaigners of peddling "fantasy politics."

Cameron is appearing alongside politicians from rival parties Monday to urge a "remain" vote in the June 23 referendum on whether Britain should stay in the 28-nation European Union — and is accusing "leave" members of his own government of gambling with the country's future.

Several senior Conservatives, including Justice Secretary Michael Gove and former London Mayor Boris Johnson, back the "leave" campaign. Cameron accuses them of playing "an economic con-trick on the British people."

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has accused the "leave" side of running a "fundamentally dishonest" campaign but one anti-EU Conservative lawmaker says that's the "bitter ramblings of a vengeful man."