Most mainstream UK media outlets have decided to look the other way, but an opinion poll, conducted by ORB for the Independent newspaper, has revealed that more than half of the public now want to leave the European Union. Public opinion may be the worst of all opinions, but it is enlightening to witness it reported in such a selective way.
The survey of 2,000 people, conducted last Wednesday and Thursday in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, will be seen as a reflection of public anxiety about the EU’s migration crisis. It is the first time a survey has shown a majority in favour of ‘Brexit.’
All those who have been shouting for so long that “we are safer within the EU” have been discredited (including former Marks & Spencer boss Stuart Rose, who recently launched ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’).
Clearly, Angela Merkel’s unilateral decision to invite the world into Europe and the subsequent terrorist attacks have left the French and Belgians feeling not very safe at all.
Having demonstrated solidarity with the French, the majority of people in the UK now realise that, although it’s mutually beneficial to co-operate with neighbours, we must take control of our borders and our laws. We must control our own future.