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Tory MP swaps sides with Brexit vote in 2 weeks

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>> Two weeks to go until Britain votes in or out of the EU and the senior Tory MPs abandoned the leave campaign and switched sides. MP Sarah Wollaston, a doctor, disagreed with vote leave, which argues quitting the EU would free up to 350 million pounds a week for the NHS.
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Reuters Will James says it could be a significant move. The fact that she's shifted sides, basically says that she's not happy with how the
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] is conducting itself, and that is really something a lot of people have been saying. So the fact that somebody's moved sides because of it, it's kind of a big deal in this.
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It will get a lot of attention in the local press. It will draw attention to the lead campaign's tactics. That's specifically what she's objecting to. And it will maybe play on the minds of those undecided voters who are looking at what is saying, and actually make them start to question it a little bit more.
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>> The rival camps almost neck and neck, Leave edging ahead in two polls on Monday, only for two others to put Remain narrowly ahead hours later.>> What the two campaigns are really fighting for now is media coverage. They want to have their line of attack on the front page of the newspapers leading the television bulletins.
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So for the REMAIN side they want all the warnings that we've had from all the senior international policy makers about the damage that Brexit would do. They want to see that front and center at the debate. On the Leave side, the more they tap into this fear that poll show is quite widespread among Britains, about immigration, about the impact they're having shared borders within the EU has on things like national security, as well as jobs and pay levels, things like that.
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>> A survey of 3000 respondents showed 18% don't know how they'll vote on the 23rd of June and almost one in three could make up or change their mind how to vote in the last week of the campaign. Half of them could even do so on polling day itself.