Opinion polls, bookies opposed on Brexit

Priti Patel MP claimed Britain would contribute £9.7bn to the European Union each year between 2016 and 2020 - more than some government department budgets.

"We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels", the paper said in a move that was no surprise to readers.

In the short run, the government says leaving the European Union would tip the economy into recession, cause more than half a million people to lose their jobs and trigger a fall of more than 10 percent in house prices and the value of sterling.

However, sentiment remained jittery due to polls showing a tight vote in Britain on Jun the 23d.

The online survey of 2,497 adults carried out by TNS June the 7th-the 13th found 47 percent backing "Leave" and 40 percent for "Remain".

After the past three weeks of intense campaigning however, Leave are now pulling ahead.

"This is it", he said.

According to the latest analysis by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Brexit would have a materially negative effect on the biggest economy in Europe, and reduce German GDP growth by as much as 0.5% in 2017, with GDP growth losing 0.1% this year because of the vote.

 

 

  • Neal Todd