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UK's Cameron says anti-EU campaigners are lying to voters

  • Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech on the EU referendum at Savoy Place in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 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." (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech on the EU referendum at Savoy Place in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 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." (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech on the EU referendum at Savoy Place in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 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." (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech on the EU referendum at Savoy Place in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 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." (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech on the EU referendum at Savoy Place in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 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." (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech on the EU referendum at Savoy Place in London, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. 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." (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Prime Minister David Cameron has accused campaigners for British exit from the European Union of lying to voters — but says he is not worried that the "remain" side is losing ground.

With polls giving a mixed picture, bookies' odds on an "out" vote in a June 23 referendum have been slashed from about 4-1 to as short as 2-1 in recent days.

"Leave" campaigners feel they are gaining momentum with their argument that leaving the bloc is the only way to control immigration.

Cameron, who heads the "remain" campaign, told a hastily convened press conference Tuesday that anti-EU campaigners were "resorting to total untruths to con people into taking a leap in the dark."

Asked if he was worried his side was losing, Cameron said "not at all."