Got this in the mail from Seeking Alpha,
Ahead of a visit to the U.K. next week by Barack Obama, the White House is insisting that a Brexit decision should be determined by U.K. voters and the U.S. president would only offer his views as a "friend" if asked during his two days in London. The administration has so far backed David Cameron's position on the matter, stating "the British economy will be weaker, its international influence will be reduced and the EU will be damaged if the U.K. votes to leave the bloc in June."
That is the problem everywhere including Singapore isn't it? Leaders only make a case for why this or that decision is good for the country but then in recent history they have difficulty ensuring that the benefits are widely scattered among the people. Instead bitter experience suggest that only the elites benefited and they masses are worse off. To win support for staying in the EU David Cameron has to successfully sell to enough voters why most of them would be better off. There is not much time or much faith for the PM to convince the Brits.
It hasn't worked for the man in the street, so why would he want to keep going in this direction eh?
So there is only one trick to convince the voters or leave your fate to capricious lady luck.