EU referendum: Poll reveals a massive 10-point swing towards Brexit
Exclusive: polling carried out for ‘The Independent’ shows that 55 per cent of UK voters intend to vote for Britain to leave the EU in the 23 June referendum
Two days later: Sunday Express 12 June 2016:
End of EU rule FINALLY in sight: Leave camp take 19-POINT lead as Britons flock to Brexit
A NEW poll has given those wishing to leave the EU a remarkable 19-POINT lead over Remain.
The Opinium Poll, commissioned by the Brexit-backing Bruges Group think tank, is further evidence that the Leave camp is gaining support and delivers the biggest margin of victory for Brexit so far, after giving voters the option of a choice of free trade agreements with the EU.
It found 52 per cent chose to leave the EU, with only 33 per cent choosing to keep the status quo.
Despite there being less than two weeks before the crucial referendum, on June 23, a further 15 per cent said they still didn’t know.
Public opinion seems to be highly volatile right now. I can’t think of a reason why there’s been this sudden surge. I can well imagine that in another week it will all have changed again. Or not. Peter Hitchens:
I think we are about to have the most serious constitutional crisis since the Abdication of King Edward VIII. I suppose we had better try to enjoy it.
If – as I think we will – we vote to leave the EU on June 23, a democratically elected Parliament, which wants to stay, will confront a force as great as itself – a national vote, equally democratic, which wants to quit. Are we about to find out what actually happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
We’ll certainly have a constitutional crisis if Brexit wins – and Cameron refuses to deliver on it, or the EU steps in and tells Britons to vote again.
But I think we’ll have a political crisis whatever happens. The Conservative party has been tearing itself apart over the past few months, and there are going to be casualties. Maybe a general election.
And the EU referendum was anyway always going to just be one more crisis in the larger, ongoing saga of the slowly unfolding EU political crisis. A Brexit win would encourage other member states to hold referendums too.
And there’s a gradually mounting global crisis as well. Tensions are mounting everywhere.
There are big storms coming, one after the other.