Chatham House: Brexiteers Potless, Thick, Coffin Dodgers

CHATHAM HOUSE

Chatham House haven’t exactly dispelled the notion that the Remain campaign is lofty and metropolitan this morning. The establishment think tank’s new briefing on “What drives Euroscepticism” dismisses pro-Brexit voters as old, uneducated and poor:

“Our analysis of around 30,000 Britons reveals that, broadly, those who would vote to leave the EU tend to have left school before their 17th birthday, to have few or no advanced academic qualifications, to be over 55 years old, and to work in less secure, lower-income jobs. In contrast, those who want Britain to remain a member of the EU tend to be younger, to be more highly educated, and to have more financially secure and professional jobs.”

Missing from Chatham House’s “analysis” is Labour donor John Mills, who backs Brexit despite being an Oxford-educated multi-millionaire.

Then there is key Eurosceptic donor Stuart Wheeler, who studied law at Oxford and practised as a barrister before making some £90 million in business.

What about Vote Leave treasurer Peter Cruddas? He did leave school with no qualifications, so Chatham House have a point there. He is also worth £1.025 billion, so maybe not.

Probably not one for BSE to press release…


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