UKIP leader: Jo Cox murder has halted momentum for Brexit

The murder of pro-Remain, pro-immigration Labour politician Jo Cox has halted momentum that had built behind the campaign for a British EU exit, or Brexit, says the leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party.

Asked about the effect of Cox's murder, UKIP leader Nigel Farage told broadcaster ITV: "We did have momentum until this terrible tragedy. It has had an impact on the whole campaign for everybody."

But Farage said he is confident that people who had already decided to vote for a Brexit will still turn out in Thursday's referendum, "because they want to get control over their country back."

Opinion polls published during the weekend put Remain marginally ahead, after several polls early last week had suggested a swing towards Leave.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49

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