Fear is a double-edged sword in the EU referendum

Rose, Richard (2016) Fear is a double-edged sword in the EU referendum. The UK in a Changing Europe.

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Abstract

Fear of the economic cost of leaving has been the primary argument put forward by campaigners for remaining in the European Union. However, in making this case, they have largely ignored fears that people can have about terrorism, immigration or military action. These latter fears tend to favour the campaign for Brexit.