Cool response to British Premier’s ‘renegotiation’ could jeopardize UK’s place in Europe
Support for the UK to quit the European Union has shot ahead following David Cameron’s modest renegotiation of terms with Brussels. Public support for quitting the bloc has skyrocketed after a cool public response to the deal – deemed “weedy” by europhile journal The Economist – which Cameron signed this week. A poll published today puts public support for leaving the EU at 45% – a nine-point lead over remain (36%).
But betting markets remained largely unmoved by the apparent spike in British euroscepticism – political analyst Mike Smithson said trading on gambling exchanges suggested a 67% chance of the UK remaining in the EU.