While Britain is an outlier when it comes to the strength of Euroscepticism, the anti-immigration and anti-establishment sentiments that produced the referendum outcome are gaining strength across Europe. Analysing campaign and survey data, Sarah Hobolt shows how the issue of immigration dominated the campaign, while ‘Project Fear’ ultimately did not succeed in persuading most voters.

This post gives the views of its authors, not the position of LSE Brexit or the London School of Economics.

Sara Hobolt is Sutherland Chair in European Institutions at the European Institute, LSE.

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