74 per cent of North Norway ‘against EU’

74 per cent of North Norway 'against EU'

Northern Norwegian ciies like Bodø are keen to remain outside the EU, according to a new poll. File photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix

Published: 12 Jul 2016 14:27 GMT+02:00

The poll, conducted by InFact on behalf of national broadcaster NRK and Avisa Nordland, shows that 74 per cent of respondents in northern Norway are against EU membership, while 13 per cent responded that they were unsure.
“I am against the EU. The way it has become, with so much bureaucracy, I don’t think that would be right for us. It’s time to rethink things,” Bodø resident Jan Møller told NRK.
There is a small difference between the individual counties in the northern part of the country, with 13.7 per cent in Nordland/Troms supporting membership compared to 15.9 per cent in Finnmark.
North Norway voted 28.6 per cent for and 71.4 per cent against EU membership in Norway’s 1994 referendum, compared to the nationwide result of 52.2 per cent against and 47.8 per cent for membership.
Norway’s rejection of EU membership but close links to the bloc through its membership in the European Economic Area (EEA) was often cited as a model Britain could follow in the lead up to the recent Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom.
Prime minister Erna Solberg recently stated that the British vote would not have any bearing on Norway’s EEA status.
Kjell Ingebrigtsen of the Norwegian Fisherman’s Association (Norges Fiskarlag) told NRK that he found it reassuring that the resonse to the poll was so convincing.
“We have so many advantages here in the north, particularly with regard to fishing, that we are better able to take advantage of independently,” said Ingebrigtsen.

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Like I’ve said before, they would literally be the last member state of the EU  standing, and hesitating to turn out the lights.

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They’ve easily surrendered their liberty in exchange for the promise of security and are going to lose on both grounds. The Finns Party faces overwhelming odds to turn Finnish drone-like thinking on the EU. Sacred to death to be alone in the international arena, they choose EU democratic despotism to being included into the Russian version.

To show just how well conditioned/submissive they are in bowing to massive bureaucratic states (from centuries of being in the Swedish empire and then as a Russian Duchy) they have incorporated pro-EU language into their own constitution (a statist written document of there ever was one).

Professor: Finns Party anti-EU stance grounds for boot from coalition

Professor of political science Kimmo Grönlund from Åbo Akademi says that Finland’s membership in the union is one of the government programme’s top priorities, and that the party should consider leaving the three-party coalition.

Åbo Akademin tutkimusjohtaja, dosentti Kimmo Grönlund.

Professor Kimmo Grönlund, who says the Finns Party could be kicked out of government for their anti-EU stance. Image: Sami Tammi / Yle

Two thirds of the Finns Party parliamentary group said in an Yle survey that they would be willing to organise referendums on Finland remaining in the European Union and the Eurozone. Political researcher Kimmo Grönlund says that the party’s pro-vote stance is hampering the government’s work.

“This is completely unsustainable behaviour,” Grönlund says. “We have a three-party coalition government where each core party has committed to a common government programme. One of the cornerstones of that programme is that Finland is a European state. There cannot be differences of opinion on this within government.”

Finland’s multi-party system, with a coalition based on majority popularity, is prone to internal dissent. Professor Grönlund points out that Jyrki Katainen’s erstwhile six-party government was not ideologically consistent, which caused rows.

“This is a significant issue because Finland’s EU membership is written in the country’s constitution,” Grönlund says. “The first section of the constitution unequivocally states that Finland is a member of the European Union. So this attitude in the Finns Party is far more than just a profile boost, especially since their chair is the Foreign Minister.”

PM must react

Grönlund says that Prime Minister Juha Sipilä must bring order to his government, and that Finns Party head and Minister of Foreign Affairs Timo Soini has to solve the EU referendum-related problems within his own party.

“If outbursts like these don’t end, Sipilä would do well to show the Finns Party the door,” Grönlund says. “This is first and foremost Sipilä’s responsibility and an internal issue for the Finns Party. It is simply not acceptable for them to diverge from the government programme, because MPs are the ones whose trust the government must enjoy.”

Government must persevere

Grönlund says he understands that the majority of Finns MPs feel that a referendum would be the best way to address the party’s potential voters.

“That being said, the Finns Party is a government coalition partner and has accepted the programme. There’s just no way that they can go around contradicting the government line. This attitude must be fixed, and the government needs to be able to function together for another three years.”

Markku Jokisipilä, head of the parliamentary research centre at the University of Turku, says that the results of Yle’s survey are both understandable and confusing.

“It’s understandable in that the Finns Party was born out of an EU-critical stand. But the result is somewhat baffling in that the survey’s findings do not support the fact that the party has promised to abide by the government programme and the constitution.”

NOTE: As for the getting out of the Euro, the EU statists will do that all by themselves, it’s imploding.


And they all laughed at Nigel Farage……

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IMF says EU on brink of collapse and ‘untenable’ Euro may have to be SCRAPPED

THE FUTURE of euro currency and the entire EU project looks unsustainable without major change, according to a damning review by the International Monetary Fund and renowned economists.


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Euro peril: IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned of the dangers of Brexit

IMF chiefs warned the UK’s decision to leave the EU would seriously hamper growth prospects in the region.

Before the Brexit vote, the IMF forecast a 1.7 per cent expansion for the eurozone.

However, post Brexit the organisation revised that down to 1.6 per cent this year and 1.4 per cent next year.

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Not to worry, our EU-ocrats are on top of the situation…..

Next stop, Europe? ISIS could move west after losing a quarter of its territory – the size of Ireland – to coalition forces, security experts warn

ISIS fighters wave flags through the streets of Raqqa. It has now been revealed that ISIS has lost a quarter of its territory in the past year 

ISIS fighters wave flags through the streets of Raqqa. It has now been revealed that ISIS has lost a quarter of its territory in the past year

  • ISIS controlled territory in Iraq and Syria has been reduced by quarter 
  • The terror group has now been driven out of an area the size of Ireland
  • Their income has also plummeted from £61.7million to just £43.2million
  • Experts are warning ISIS may shift their focus to terror attacks on Europe 

ISIS could ramp up terror attacks targeting Europe after security experts say the terror group has lost a quarter of its territory to coalition forces in the past 18 months.

The terror group has been driven out of an area the size of Ireland across Syria and Iraq after an sustained assault by government forces.

But defence and security experts are now worried the dramatic reduction in its territory could see the extremists escalate attacks on civilian targets in both Europe and across the Middle East.

According to figures compiled by IHS Conflict Monitor, ISIS controlled territory has dramatically reduced from 35,000 square miles in January 2015 to 26,370 square miles.

Earlier this year, IHS also estimated that ISIS revenue had dropped from £61.7million last year to just £43.2million in March this year.

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Classic pent-up European Jew hatred now freely being dispensed.

The following is an article by Dr.Gerstenfeld on populism and how Israel should behave toward populist parties. It was first published in Israel National News and republished here with the author’s consent.

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Manfred Gerstenfeld

European right-wing populism – and in particular populism in Germany – is a very interesting topic to report on for international media. The recent problems concerning anti-Semitism in the Alternative for Germany (AfD) have proven this once again. Yet, there are several aspects, additional to the ones internationally publicized about this case, which merit attention. For a number of reasons, the developments of populist parties and movements in various European countries must also be followed far more closely by both Israel and Jewish leaders.

A summary of the recent issue: the AfD obtained 15.1 percent of the vote in the state elections in Baden Württemberg in March 2016. Its faction numbered 23 out of the 143 members of the parliament of this State, which has more than ten million inhabitants. Among those elected was Wolfgang Gedeon, who has made many anti-Semitic statements.

After some months, Jörg Meuthen, the state AfD leader and co-chairman of the national AfD party jointly with Frauke Petry, wanted to expel Gedeon from the faction. To do this required a two-thirds majority of its members. Only 12 other faction members supported Gedeon’s expulsion. In response to the support of Gedeon that did not allow for his expulsion, these members, along with Meuthen, left the faction to create a new parliamentary grouping. Petry, who also heads the party in Saxony, came to Stuttgart, Baden Württemberg’s capital, and convinced Gedeon to leave the remaining AfD faction. This led to tensions with Meuthen as he saw it as interfering in his domain. Despite the Gedeon issue being resolved, Meuthen opposed reuniting the factions. A few days later one more AfD parliamentarian joined his break-away group.

International media has reported some anti-Semitic remarks by Gedeon such as “Talmud Judaism is the inner enemy of the Christian West” and his calling Holocaust deniers “dissidents.”1 A closer look shows, however, that Gedeon’s thinking goes beyond a few random anti-Semitic statements. He has constructed, over the years, a detailed conspiracy theory about Jews. The recent acceptance of a working definition of anti-Semitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA), accepted by all 31 member states including Germany, has greatly facilitated the systematic analysis of the anti-Semitic character of these and other anti-Semitic statements.2

In the case of Gedeon’s statements, use of this definition in their analysis, leaves no doubt as to their extreme anti-Semitic character. He accepts as true the major counterfeit The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which alleges that the Jewish people want to rule the world. Court cases before the Second World War have shown that this text was an anti-Semitic forgery. This core element of Gedeon’s writing is anti-Semitic according to the IHRA definition, which says: “Anti-Semitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity.”

Gedeon furthermore replaces the word ‘Jew’ by ‘Zionist’ and develops a concept of a fictitious Zionist-Freemason conspiracy which aims to control Western thinking. He then claims that Zionism has a great influence on anti-Nazism. This statement suggests that Gedeon does not think that Nazism is bad, but rather that anti-Nazism is an example of Zionist mind-control. Gedeon also blames Jews for the enmity against them.

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Like all totalitarian movements, they seek to build a ”new man” upon the existing order that they’re destroying.

And they do not roll over easily.


Most importantly, “the New European Person”—multicultural, ultra-tolerant, genderless—has joined “the New Soviet Man” on the ash heap of history.

The anti-brexit conspiracy

By:Srdja Trifkovic | July 05, 2016

The outcome of the United Kingdom’s EU referendum on June 23 stunned the London-based elite class. It laid bare the deep chasm between Britain’s political and media machine and the alienated, angry and disillusioned majority of “left-behind” citizens. Thanks to David Cameron’s miscalculation, hoi polloi used the opportunity to express their abiding dislike not only of the European Union and all its works, but also of the postnational, metropolitan elite class which dominates the political process and media discourse in Britain (as it does in every major Western country). That class was overwhelmingly pro-EU, not least because close to a million of its members have cottages in Languedoc, villas in Umbria etc. The vote can be seen as a plebiscite on the political system per se.

The elite class does not accept defeat, however, because it subscribes to the Bolshevik principle that the march of progressive humanity—of which it is the avant-garde—cannot be stopped by a mere exercise in “democracy.” Former Prime Minister Tony, a posthuman Briton par excellence, thus moans that the 48 per cent who voted to remain feel “disenfranchised.” He and his ilk all across the political spectrum are absolutely livid that yobs, racists and semiliterates from crappy northern towns have dared defy their wisdom, and horrified by the fact (that idiot Cameron!) that the Untermensch scum were given an opportunity to do so in the first place. That mistake must be rectified.

Of course the cognoscenti all think that the referendum should be overturned because those who voted to leave were too stupid to know what they were doing, and they are saying so, but that does not make the problem go away. They are therefore plotting a complex legal and constitutional stratagem. They are pressing members of Parliament—three-fourths of them in favor of staying in the EU—to simply ignore the referendum result and keep Britain in Merkel’s lager because (they allege) H.M. Government does not have the right to start the exit process by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

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Let it collapse!

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CZECH OUT: President calls for EU referendum as union crumbles in wake of Brexit

CZECH President Milos Zeman has committed to fight against his government to give the nation a referendum on EU and NATO membership.


A June poll claims 34 per cent of Czechs want to leave the diminishing European Union

A Czech referendum would go against the will of the nation’s government officials who oppose the idea of an in/out vote, as well as EU officials who are scrambling to keep the crumbling union together and the President’s own opinions on the European project.

But a June poll claims 34 per cent of Czechs want to leave the diminishing European Union, following in the footsteps of the UK after the historic vote for Brexit.

Speaking to voters in a small Czech town President Zeman said: “I disagree with those who are in favour of leaving the EU.

“But I’ll do my best to have a referendum so they can express themselves.

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Yet another reason to dismantle the EU.

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Euro court BLOCKED extradition of Istanbul airport massacre ‘mastermind’ for HUMAN RIGHTS

THE suspected mastermind behind the Istanbul airport attack was a refugee in Austria wanted by Russia on terror charges but his extradition was blocked by an Euro court, it is claimed.


Ahmed Chataev (left) is believed to have masterminded the attack

Suicide bombers left carnage in their wake killing 42 people and injuring hundreds more after striking at Ataturk Airport on Tuesday night.

Now it is claimed the man believed to have orchestrated the attack, Chechen national Ahmed Chataev, had been granted refugee status in Austria enabling him to dodge extradition to Russia where he was wanted in connection with terrorism offences.

Chataev, a Russian citizen, is understood to have joined the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2015 after fleeing to Syria.

Andrey Przhezdomsky, the deputy chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee, said Chataev was responsible for training extremists who would then commit terror attacks in Russia and Europe.


That is until their growing list of Muslim supporters change things……

How Brussels spends YOUR money as if it grows on trees: Eurocrats live a life of staggering excess – 10,000 earn more than the PM’s £150,000 – while taking decisions that affect all our lives in secret

How Brussels spends YOUR money as if it grows on trees: In a devastating dispatch, we

During a week here in the gilded capital of Europe, I have been amazed by the gulf between this place and the real world, writes ROBERT HARDMAN. Among the extra perks are the £240 monthly allowance for stay-at-home spouses and subsidised food for MEPs.

On top of that, European taxpayers spend an estimated £80 million each year in school fees for Eurocrats’ children. And for the perfect illustration of EU waste, just watch this vast institution pack up and move house for four days a month. It’s a travelling circus which costs £150 million a year. Pictured left, European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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Politicizing / capitalizing on the death of a Labour lawmaker. Shameless.

If it were UKIP’s Nigel Farage suffering the woman’s fate instead of Cox, the media and politicos would be saying ”the racist/bigot had it coming” and full steam ahead on the vote.

Petition calling to cancel EU referendum surges in support in wake of Jo Cox murder

A PETITION calling on the Government to cancel next week’s European Union (EU) referendum has surged in support in the days after the murder of MP Jo Cox.

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A petition calling for the EU referendum to be cancelled has gained support after Jo Cox’s death

By Saturday more than 20,000 people had signed the petition on the Parliament website calling for the historic vote to be called off at the last minute.

So far more than 44,000 people have signed the petition.

The call comes amid criticism of the tone of the EU referendum campaign and also the temporary suspension of activities by both Leave and Remain camps out of respect for Mrs Cox.

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Complete …utter …nonsense………They deliver neither.

The EU is a tyrannical political entity that any of the founders and framers of the US constitution, as well as the philosophers who influenced them would be appalled by. Big government statism, rule by fiat. The EU could NEVER become the US of Europe, language and yes, culture differences, are too great. It’s not just that the EU is ”not democratic”, it’s anti-democratic, they do not trust the civil societies, the handful of geniuses and masterminds are more than happy to run the entire show for the rest of us. Pure democratic despotism and legislative tyranny. Shove this statist crap.

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Israel would be far better off dealing with individual states than the jackassery of the singular anti-Israel EU. dispersion of concentrated power always benefits minorities, especially the nation state minority of Israel. Who in their right minds would love EU tyranny?

NOTE:  The following article is posted purely for amusement purposes…….

EU Referendum: We must remain for the economy, jobs and security

Myself and Jeremy Newmark, Chair of Hertsmere Labour Party and of the Jewish Labour Movement have our differences about UK politics and about Israel.  But as regards the importance of the UK remaining in the European Union, we are as one.

Remain offers the best prospect for the health of the economy.  88% of economists who responded to a poll said that it would be best to remain in the EU. The Bank of England, the OECD, the LSE, the IFS, the National Institute and the Treasury have all warned of the negative consequences of leaving the EU. Over 200 economists signed a letter in The Times supporting Remain. Being in the EU gives the UK access to a tariff-free market of 450 million people, with which the UK does nearly half of its export trade.

A stronger economy offers the best prospect for the NHS, for jobs, for growth and for pensions.

The Leave campaign is saying that leaving the EU will reduce immigration. We refute that. Every country in Europe which has signed a free trade agreement with the EU has been obliged also to agree free movement for EU citizens. Is it really worth risking a recession, to achieve an aim which makes no sense anyway?

In terms of the UK’s borders, we have the best of all worlds – in the EU, signed up to the Dublin Regulations but outside Schengen.

The European Union has been responsible for many advances in workers’ rights, such as the right to holiday pay, paid maternity and paternity leave, anti-discrimination laws, equal pay and protection for agency workers. Were it not for the EU, it would still be legal to impose a compulsory retirement age.

Leaving the EU will worsen the security of UK, because it will reduce the opportunity for security cooperation with the likes of France, Germany and Italy.

Former Jihadist Aimen Dean, who started working for MI5 and MI6 after quitting Al Qaeda, has warned that IS and Al Qaeda supporters would see Brexit ‘as a first step in the destruction of the Union,’ which they perceive to be the successor to the Roman Empire. He says that the recent atrocities in Brussels and Paris were part of a larger strategy that seeks to escalate tensions between Muslims and non-Muslims, to destabilise and ultimately ‘destroy non-Islamic institutions and states’.

The European Arrest Warrant helps our efforts to bring would-be terrorists to justice.  Seamless, daily, round-the-clock security collaboration with our European counterparts is a function of our membership of the EU.  We second UK Crown Prosecution Service staff to Eurojust, the EU agency dealing with judicial and prosecutorial cooperation in criminal matters in The Hague. We deploy CPS prosecutors on long term work embedded in a number of EU partner countries.  Information and evidence is passed to and from the CPS Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime divisions and EU counterparts on a continuous basis.  This level of integration is why most security experts have said that an exit will worsen the security of the UK.

We believe that the economic integration fostered by the EU has helped to keep the peace and contributed to social harmony.  The EU was founded (as the Coal and Steel Community, in 1951) with the express purpose of ensuring that France and Germany, by close trade linkages, would never again go to war with each other. The success with which this aim was achieved was recognised in the award of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the EU.

Some have suggested to us that the UK should leave the EU because of the EU’s sometimes hostile stance towards Israel. We do not accept this.  Neither UK nor EU policy towards Israel will be likely to change if there is a vote to Leave.  Indeed Israel currently enjoys tremendous benefits as a consequence of the EU-Israel Association Agreement and it is possible that the impact of losing one of Israel’s strongest and most vocal supporters from around the EU table might have an adverse impact.

Jeremy Newmark, adapting for Labour to back Remain

Jeremy Newmark, campaigning for Labour to back Remain

Throughout time, Jewish communities have fared best when there is political and economic stability.  But to leave the EU is a threat to stability. It is a leap in the dark with both negative and uncertain consequences, in a world where there are already too many uncertainties – Jihadi terror, Putin’s adventurism, the possibility of a Trump Presidency, turmoil in the Middle East, the slowing of the Chinese economy – to name but five. It could have profound constitutional consequences, leading to a period of political uncertainty while the Conservatives choose a new leader.

We have no doubt that a vote to Remain next Thursday offers the best choice for the economy and national security of the United Kingdom.  And – therefore – for the UK’s Jewish Community.

This blog was co-authored by Jeremy Newmark, Chair of Hertsmere Labour Party and of the Jewish Labour Movement and a political lobbyist accredited at the European Parliament; and Jonathan Hoffman – politically unaffiliated – but who has been an economist for over 40 years including 13 years at the Bank of England.

NOTE II: The EU is the sick man of Europe, it’s barely holding itself together as its economy and borders collapse with the influx of muslim settlers. Totalitarianism is nothing new to Europe, it’s spawned much of it over the last 150 years with the advent of two tyrannical /statist movements, international, then its heretical marxist twin brother, national socialism. The EU is just an offshoot of the same mindset, just this time its done with a pen and a smile, the boot heel to the face and the crushing of the larynx comes latter.



What a pathetic herd of maroons……

Sir Bob and his supporters were carrying banners as they berated the Ukip leader and his allies

Sir Bob and his supporters were carrying banners as they berated the Ukip leader and his allies

NOTE: Leftist statist loudmouths are  no match for rational, reasonable calls for self governance.

Boomtown spat! Nigel Farage and Sir Bob Geldof lead rival flotillas for naval battle on river Thames in most bizarre scenes of EU referendum so far

Mr Farage and Labour MP Kate Hoey appeared to be reenacting scenes from the film Titanic during the event in London

Mr Farage and Labour MP Kate Hoey appeared to be reenacting scenes from the film Titanic during the event in London

  • Ukip leader and rock star traded insults in shadow of Tower Bridge
  • Farage said fishermen were angry because EU destroyed their industry 
  • At one point hoses were deployed in a bid to settle the argument  

Rival flotillas headed by Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof clashed on the Thames today in the most bizarre scenes of the EU referendum so far.

The Ukip leader took to the waves with dozens of Brexit-backing fishing boats as he urged a vote to cut ties with Brussels next week.

But they were greeted by boats carrying Remain supporters including rock star Sir Bob, and loud speakers blasting out the song ‘In With the In Crowd’.

The fleets exchanged shouted insults – while at one point hoses were deployed to try to settle the argument.

Rival boats in the Brexit and Remain flotillas clashed on the Thames today 

Rival boats in the Brexit and Remain flotillas clashed on the Thames today

Dozens of vessels passed under Tower Bridge, holding up traffic while it was raised

Dozens of vessels passed under Tower Bridge, holding up traffic while it was raised

Setting off, Mr Farage said fishermen were key in the referendum because EU membership had ‘destroyed our industry’.

‘The governing principle of the common fisheries policy is that of ‘equal access to a common resource’,’ he said. ‘Fish stock that should be within the UK’s internationally-recognised territorial waters is now shared with our European partners.

‘This has led to a 60 per cent drop in oversized landings and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in our industry.’

Jobs were also being lost in the charter angling fleet due to new EU regulations on recreational sea angling, said the Ukip leader, who said that Norway, outside the EU, was able to control stocks up to 200 miles off its shores and had a ‘booming’ commercial fishing and angling industry.

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EU CHAOS: Merkel is ready to CAVE IN and GRANT Turkey visa-free travel, ambassador reveals

ANGELA Merkel is ready to cave in to the Turkish government and grant visa-free travel to 75million people despite Turkey’s failure to meet EU’s demands, a British ambassador has claimed.



Angela Merkel is ready to grant Turkey visa-free travel, ambassador reveals

Leaked documents from Britain’s ambassador to Germany, Sir Sebastian Wood, claim the German Chancellor is ready to make a “compromise” on Turkey’s terrorism law.

Turkish president Recep Erdogan has been at loggerheads with the EU after he refused to change laws used to prosecute academics and journalists, one of the conditions to the deal.

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Let it collapse…….

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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.

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A new poll has revealed the Brexit camp has taken a 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.

Of those who voted to leave the majority, 39 per cent, said that Britain should have some sort of Free Trade Agreement with the EU, similar to the one currently enjoyed between the US, Canada and Mexico.

A further 13 per cent said they would accept the off-the-shelf-membership of EFTA, the European Free Trade Association with a single market.

This may include some kind of free movement of labour, but with more power for Britain to tweak the rules.

Speaking last night Robert Oulds, director of the Bruges Group, said it was important to drive home the fact that a post-Brexit Britain will have a range of options which allow trade with the European Economic Area.

“This new poll shows there are a majority of voters who prefer an economic rather than economic and political arrangement with the EU. These include people who might otherwise have voted to remain in the EU,” he said.

More here.