Suddenly, Idea of Britain Leaving EU Is Looking Very Real

'Leave' camp is gaining in the polls before Brexit vote
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2016 11:08 AM CDT
A pro-Brexit campaigner hands out leaflets at Liverpool Street station in London.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

(Newser) – In Britain these days, it's all about "Leave" vs. "Remain." Those are the two choices voters will have in a June 23 referendum on whether the UK should exit the European Union—or Brexit, as it's known in shorthand. Some coverage:

  • Rupert Murdoch's Sun tabloid just came out in favor of leaving the EU, and it urges readers to vote for Brexit here.
  • A political professor now puts the odds of leaving at 33%, up from 25% less than a month ago. Bloomberg assesses.
  • Along those lines, a major bookmaker predicts the Leave camp will become the majority by this weekend, per Business Insider.

  • Yes, the Leave camp has momentum, but the Financial Times explains why it's not time for David Cameron and the rest of the Remain backers to panic.
  • The Telegraph looks at six factors, including the often-overlooked group of voters in Northern Ireland, most of whom seem to want to stay in the EU.
  • Still, US markets are starting to get worried about the ramifications of a Leave vote winning, reports CNNMoney. Global markets, too, notes the Wall Street Journal.
  • The New York Times covers the broad strokes of the opposing sides' views in a basic primer here.
  • Another Times story looks at the huge ramifications for foreign workers in Britain if Brexit prevails.
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