http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 75131.htmlEU Referendum: Massive swing to Brexit – with just 12 days to go
Andrew Grice @IndyPolitics Saturday 11 June 2016 01:51 BST
The campaign to take Britain out of the EU has opened up a remarkable 10-point lead over the Remain camp, according to an exclusive poll for The Independent.
The survey of 2,000 people by ORB found that 55 per cent believe the UK should leave the EU (up four points since our last poll in April), while 45 per cent want it to remain (down four points). These figures are weighted to take account of people’s likelihood to vote. It is by far the biggest lead the Leave camp has enjoyed since ORB began polling the EU issue for The Independent a year ago, when it was Remain who enjoyed a 10-point lead. Now the tables have turned.
The ORB survey highlights the stark generational differences over the EU. Seven out of 10 people aged 18-24 back Remain and 30 per cent Leave. Support for Leave rises up the age scale to 64 per cent among those aged 55 and over (figures weighted for turnout). Crucially, just over half (56 per cent) of 18-24 year-olds say they will definitely vote, compared to more than 80 per cent of those aged 55 and over.
Support for EU membership is highest in Scotland, with 60 per cent backing Remain. But a majority of people in every other region of Great Britain favour withdrawal when turnout is taken into account. In London, seen as a strong area for the Remain campaign, only 44 per cent back staying in the EU and 56 per cent favour voting to leave. This is due to the turnout factor. Only 66 per cent of people in London say they will definitely vote, the lowest of any region.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-globa ... SKCN0YW02NMarkets | Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:37pm EDT
Global stocks slide on Brexit fears as investors seek safety
NEW YORK | By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed
Investors swapped equities for less risky assets such as U.S. Treasuries and the yen on Friday on fears about the impact of Britain's June 23 referendum on whether it should leave the European Union.
An index of world equity markets suffered its worst day in four months after having snapped a five-day winning streak on Thursday, while oil prices slid and were off 2016 highs hit this week due to a stronger dollar.
U.S. Treasury yields, which move inversely to prices, fell to four-month lows as European sovereign debt yields plunged on continuing concerns about global growth and a potential British exit from the EU.
Though bookmakers' odds point towards a vote to stay in the EU, polls suggest a neck-and-neck race.
The anti-immigrant, older vote reflects some US voter opinion and if the UK does it there will certainly be coverage here. If it's chaos, I'd think US voters will reject the nationalism. But these are the kinds of things that can really pull some focus on the US Presidential.
On the other hand, will this be NESARA and the Dong will rise?