All signs point to Brexit, says EU expert

Britain's special status

Cheong Suk-Wai
Senior Writer, Sunday Times Singapore

Published Jun 19, 2016, 5:00 am SGT

Very powerful about-turns in Britain in the past 40 years have convinced EU expert Douglas Webber that Britons will vote to leave the regional grouping on Thursday.

To understand why Britons will likely vote on June 23 to leave the European Union (EU), you have to go back to 1975, says EU expert Douglas Webber of the global graduate business school Insead.

The 61-year-old political scientist, who has long studied the politics and crises of the EU, told The Sunday Times this on a recent visit to Insead’s Singapore campus.

On June 6, 1975, he noted, Britain’s then Labour government held the country’s first national referendum on whether the country should stay or leave the European Economic Community (EEC), the EU’s precursor.

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