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Goods to have you with us. I'm Beverley O'Connor. Also ahead: Pakistan mourns one of their most famous singers, shot dead by militants. The Democrats stage a congress sit-in.We are giving up fight.
the fight. The fight is a long fight.Voting has begun on whether the UK will leave the European Union. And the latest polls released on the morning of the vote is giving a little more breathing room to the Remain camp. Other surveys say the result is to close to call.ed a survey by ComRes is giving the Remain camp a six-point lead over Leave. 42% want out of the EU. That means that 10% are still undecided. And the final YouGov survey for there Times, that quized 3,000 online, on June 20, had each side in a dead heat. It found that most of those who had yet to make up their minds say they will probably end up picking Remain. Our Europe correspondent joins us now from the primary school, which is a polling station in London. Lisa, of course, you woke to terrible weather. The Poms should be used to this. Will it deter them getting out and about?I know they are used to the rainy grey skierks but gosh, we saw some weather this morning that people haven't seen for a long time. There were actually some polling stations that were closed because they were flooded. We saw trains stopped, we saw roads closed. It was pretty substantial weather system that was moving through. It certained the Remain team, because mostly it hit London, and that's where lot of the Remain campaign was hoping that its votes would come from. You mention that poll, the latest opinion poll that came out, I think we would be brave women, if we were going to put money on the result of this referendum, but certainly, the Remain team would have to be breathing easier, having seen those numbers. When you talk about 51%, that is not a lot of breathing room. So they might be breathing easier, but not that much.You've been out and about, talking to people. What is the engines you're getting from them?This is a polling booth in West London, the major day are Remain voters. Still a few who said they wanted to leave. Let's have a listen.I voted to stay in the EU.And why have you done thatIt would be a political disaster to come out of it. Economically for England, it would be just awful. And the implications for the rest of the world would be pretty dramatic as well.I voted to leave.Why?I'm very worried about the immigration issue, the economics of the union. I think we'll take an immediate hit from leaving. But I think we'll take a much longer hit by staying. So the crash has not come in the union, but it's just about to come here. We'll get over it and get on. I was strongly one way, and I have a right to vote as I feel, regardless of what anybody thinks, and by and large, people were bemused but respectful. But I changed my mind. Nonetheless.It's interesting, just talking to to that last voter. That indecision which a lot of people have talked about, very big percentages of those polls show large numbers of undecided. We know that history would tell us that that often favours the status quo, or the more cautious approach.Yes, that is what history does say. And interestingly, that woman, she lot of
tipified what we have heard from a lot of people. She was coming under pressure from her family, and that's the thing with this election, this referendum. That it's not just split the parties, the political parties, it's also split families and people have felt very passionately about it. So it's going to take quite a bit of effort, no matter what the result is, to patch this country up. Because it's opened up a lot of wounds. We talk about the economy being one of the issues. If you really had to pinpoint one issue that hit the buttons and that was immigration. That continued to be a very sore subject. And Australia kept popping up in the debates because the people who are campaigning to leave the European Union, kept saying they wanted to bring in awn Australian-style points system, and to have more control over who would be able to make the UK their home.Lisa, I was surprised to learn that you too can vote in this referendum. What gives you that right as an Australian citizen?I was surprised to learn as well. I'm a member of the Commonwealth country, and I have leave to Remain. I'm only here on a work visa, and only been here for 9 months. I found it a little odd. I have not yet voted. I'm not sure that I will. I feel that someone like myself should not really be deciding the future of the UK's place in the European Union. There are so many people who have spent their whole lives here, and it's going to be a decision that lasts for generations. Everyone has agreed on one thing, there is no turning back.Absolutely, well, I think you're journalistic right to abstain is probably valid. We'll proceeds.
watch with interest as the day proceeds. Well, Marieke Kleine is an associate professor of European union and international politics at the London School of Economics's European Institute. And she's also in London, where she joins us live from this morning. Great to talk to you. We've just been talk being the recent polls that seem to be giving the Remain camp a bit more breathing room, but still very close. Let's for a moment, assume that the UK votes to leave today. How easy is that going to be?It's going to be very, very difficult. Let's put it that way, a vote to leave does not necessarily mean that the UK will definitely leave. What will happen, that in the case of a Leave vote, then probably some Prime Minister, probably not Cameron anymore, will have to start withdrawing the negotiations with the European Union. And as long as three negotiations last, the United Kingdom will still be a member of the European Union. These negotiations will then culminate in some deal with the European Union, that will then again have to go through Parliament, possibly through a second referendum. And it looks as though the deal that the United Kingdom might get from the remaining European member states, the EU 27, will be very, very bad. It's in fact so bad, that I find it very unlikely that a Parliament that already by now, wouldn't be in support of a Leave vote, would actually really put its country, get its country out of the European Union.And this is really comes to the point of what the UK failed to really achieve ahead of the referendum, was a sort of concessions and deals that would satisfy the people to comfortably vote to remain?Yes, absolutely. Cameron fought a fair fight, but of course, he only has so much to offer as a member of the European Union. But also as the United Kingdom, it's not that the United Kingdom has all the bargains chips in its hand. And this is what the Leave campaign absolutely exaggerated in its campaign. The role of the UK is to vital to to the European Union, they'll get a much much better deal, notwithstanding the fact the deal the UK also has, in the fact, pretty good. It has a couple of opt-outs. They were promising something that was just, is just not possible, really, to deliver. And they have been peddling back from saying that they were going to be the new Norway, or the new Switzerland, saying that perhaps, if Norway or Switzerland are not on the menu, perhaps they can be

domestic politics. It's comparable in some way to the Greek referendum last year, where Tsipras called a referendum, where the voters then had to decide about whether or not they found the conditions of the troika and the bailout satisfying or not. The Greek voted no, but ultimately, that does not compel the other member states to do this. It's not legitimate, more legitimate than to really demand something from other members states, just because it's based on a popular vote. So this is in a way, similar. The United Kingdom sort of, the Leave campaign, demanding better deals and making this demand, the basis of a national referendum, but this doesn't necessarily compel other members states to do the same. Just imagine the abuse srd situation that -- absurd situation, a deal wean the United Kingdom and the other member states, and then, Poland, for instance, some party in Poland says, well, wait a minute, this is not the European Union that we signed up to. We will make the deal with the United Kingdom subject to a referendum in our country.Yes, I can see...It would be just as legitimate as calling a referendum in the UK.Just yes or no, do you think they'll vote to stay?Yes, I'm pretty confident they will.Really good to talk to you. Thank you so much. Well, in the past few days, leaders from both the Leave and Remain camps are every
out on the streets, trying to win every vote they could. I don't want a referendum. I'm sick of referendums. # You say yes # I say no # You say stop # I say go, go, go # If you jump out of the air plane, you cannot get back in through the cockpit hatch. I just want to get over the people, that is it. And we will be locked in the back of the car, going in the wrong direction,