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Brexit Campaigning Resumes, Polls Boost “Remain”

Brexit Campaigning Resumes, Polls Boost “Remain”Brexit Campaigning Resumes, Polls Boost “Remain”

Polls have shown a slight boost for the “Remain” side in Britain’s EU referendum as both campaigns get underway again. Campaigning had been suspended following the shock killing of lawmaker Jo Cox.

With Britain still reeling from the killing of Labor Party MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum campaigns got back underway on Sunday with only four days left until a crucial vote that will determine whether the UK will remain in or leave the EU, Deutsche Welle reported.

In the wake of Cox’s killing on Thursday, both the “Remain” and “Leave” camps suspended campaigning for three days. On Saturday, authorities charged 52-year-old Thomas Mair with Cox’s murder.

But with polls suggesting the referendum is too close to call, both sides are set to resume campaigning.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who wants Britain to stay in the European Union, said the country was facing “an existential choice” from which there would be “no turning back”.

“If you’re not sure, don’t take the risk of leaving. If you don’t know, don’t go,” Cameron wrote in The Sunday Telegraph. “If we were to leave and it quickly turned out to be a big mistake, there wouldn’t be a way of changing our minds and having another go. This is it.”

A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times newspaper showed support for Britain staying in the EU had restored a narrow 44-43% lead over the “Out” campaign.

That poll was based on interviews conducted on Thursday and Friday, but The Sunday Times said the shift did not reflect the fatal attack on Jo Cox. Instead, the bounce in support for “In” reflected growing concerns among voters about the economic impact of Brexit, it said.

Financialtribune.com