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EU referendum: the refugee crisis makes Brexit more likely

The current humanitarian crisis is making a Yes vote less certain

By Peter Kellner  

How should we help desperate, displaced people overseas? © Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Until a few weeks ago, I thought that it was at least 90 per cent certain that the UK would vote in the coming referendum to remain a member of the European Union. YouGov polls this year had shown a consistent, if…

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