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The Sun has come out for the 'Leave' side as polls point to a Brexit

“Our powers and values WILL be further eroded,” the Sun’s front-page editorial argues.

TABLOID NEWSPAPER THE Sun is calling for Britain to leave the EU in this month’s Brexit vote.

‘BeLeave in Britain’ the headline of this morning’s UK edition screams (the front-page of the Irish edition, it probably goes without saying, makes no mention of the debate).

According to the front-page editorial of Britain’s most read paper:

If we stay, Britain will be engulfed in a few short years by this relentlessly expanding, German-dominated federal state. For all David Cameron’s witless assurances, our powers and values WILL be further eroded.

Later, it contends:

“Remain has conducted a deceitful campaign. It has been nasty, cynical, personally abusive and beneath the dignity of Britain.

“Our country has a glorious history.

This is our chance to make Britain even greater, to recapture our democracy, to preserve the values and culture we are rightly proud of.

‘Sun Wot Won It’ 

The Sun, part of the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, is credited with generally backing the winning side and famously claimed to have swung a general election in 1992.

Its headline “It’s the Sun Wot Won It” claimed credit for the Conservative party’s victory because of the paper’s campaign against the Labour leader Neil Kinnock – and became something of a catchphrase.

The Leave campaign seems to be gaining an edge in polling, meanwhile.

According to a survey published in yesterday’s Guardian, the Leave side is six points ahead when ‘don’t knows’ are excluded, opening up a 53% to 47% lead.

A poll of polls in the Financial Times has the Leave campaign two points ahead of Remain, with 12% of voters still undecided.

With reporting from AFP. 

Read: Brexit has the Irish government worried – here’s why

Also: The Brexit voter deadline is being extended – and the ‘Leave’ side is livid

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