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Eurosceptics being put off by ‘angry, unintelligent mob’, says senior Tory

Eurosceptic ministers are being put off joining the campaign for Britain to leave the EU by the “angry, unintelligent, divided mob” leading it, a member of the Cabinet has revealed…

The remarks are likely to be seen as a warning that the campaign for British exit from Europe is dominated by divisive figures such as Ukip leader Nigel Farage and veteran Tory Eurosceptics Bernard Jenkin, John Redwood and Owen Paterson.

It comes amid claims that senior Tory donors have become disillusioned with the tactics of the leading anti-EU campaign group Vote Leave, after activists gatecrashed a speech by the Prime Minister to the CBI last year. [Independent on Sunday]

The full piece also reports on the departure of six staff from the Vote Leave campaign and its rivalry with the alternative Leave.EU campaign.

By contrast, the pro-European side for the referendum is united behind the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign:

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