The Number Cruncher Politics Referendum Forecast offers a 24 percent chance of Britain voting to leave the EU. Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent woes over his tax affairs and the sale of the country’s largest steel plant don’t seem to have translated into a shift in the polls. And the IMF has rowed in behind Cameron, warning of “severe” damage to the world economy from a Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, will on Thursday offer somewhat lukewarm support for membership.
However, since the NCP number was generated, the Electoral Commission ruled on which of the rival “Leave” organisations would be the lead campaign. If that ends the damaging infighting on that side of the argument, it could lead to a more consistent message.