The world’s largest and most powerful single trading bloc, the European Union, is to be buffeted by one major challenge. Still struggling to ward off a collapse of the Eurozone with massive bailouts not least to Greece, it has faced the attacks in Paris in 2015 as well as in Brussels highlighting the security threat posed by groups linked to or inspired by ISIS and Al-Qaeda. The huge numbers of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe by land and sea appears to show no sign of slowing down compelling states such as Austria to rip up the rule book.
Britain maybe the most Euroskeptic nation in the 28-state bloc but the referendum will be closely watched by many European political movements desperately wanting the same.Chris Doyle
On this the out brigade has few convincing answers. The extreme right has been playing to the xenophobic gallery whipping up fears of migrants and refugees and blaming everything on the EU. The other factor in the whole EU debate in Britain is an internal civil war within the Conservative Party that has lasted several decades and is back to boiling point. Six members of the cabinet as well as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, are campaigning for Brexit.SHOW MORE