Campaigner confident anti-elite winds will deliver Brexit


Matthew Elliott

Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton – May 22, 2016

LONDON (Reuters) – Anger at established elites and irritation at the interventions of leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama will help to push British voters to opt for an exit from the European Union on June 23, the head of the Vote Leave campaign said.

With a team of about 60 full-time staff in a tower block across the River Thames from Parliament, Matthew Elliott is plotting what he describes as a revolution: Brexit.

A British exit would rock the European Union — already shaken by differences over migration and the future of the euro zone — by ripping away its second-largest economy, one of its top two military powers and by far its richest financial center.