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    UK Chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Crispin Blunt said that he anticipated that the Remain side will win in the Brexit referendum.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — The British electorate is unlikely to vote in favor of the country leaving the European Union as the Remain campaign has more establishment backing and is being run more effectively, Chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Crispin Blunt said.

    "I personally anticipate that the Remain [side] will win because of the way the campaign is being run and the weight of establishment opinion, which is being unfairly, in my judgment, thrown at the electorate, and… a very carefully crafted, very professionally crafted one by the Remain side," Blunt told RIA Novosti.

    UK nationals are set to vote on June 23 in a referendum on the country's EU membership, after Prime Minister David Cameron and the leaders of the 27 EU member states agreed in February to grant the United Kingdom a special status within the bloc. The rival campaigns officially started in early April.

    Earlier this week, an ORB poll revealed that the campaign to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union had gained a 13-percent lead over support for Brexit.

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