The latest opinion polls on Britain‘s Brexit showing that the Leave campaign are leading are not necessarily a reflection of the actual situation on the ground, according Lithuania's Ambassador in London, Asta Skaisgirytė.

To read this article, try a €5.99 monthly subscription by clicking here.
© AFP/Scanpix

She said that given that Eurosceptics and pro-EU activists were leading in different polls, and that in the Scottish referendum on leaving the UK the poll results were contradicted the referendum outcome, it was not time to call the result yet.

"Before the Scottish referendum , surveys showed that the majority was in support of Scotland's departure from the United Kingdom. Whereas, during the referendum, there was a margin of 10 percentage points in support of Scotland's staying in the UK. The effect may come into play during this referendum, as well. Therefore, social surveys are no longer trusted, people believe that they do not reflect the actual situation," the ambassador said.

"We are definitely not losing hope of Britain staying in the European Union," she added ahead of the Brexit vote timed for next Thursday.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
Commenting is allowed for registered users only!
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian president to present Pope Francis with Freedom Bell

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Saturday present Pope Francis with a smaller replica of the...

World awaits if pope touches upon sexual abuse scandal during Lithuanian visit

The world will have its eyes set on the pope visiting Lithuania this weekend to see if he will touch...

Pope Francis plans to honor freedom fight victims, provide hope

Pope Francis says he will pay respect to freedom fight victims during his upcoming visit to the...

Lithuanian president calls for avoiding chaotic Brexit

Attending an informal meeting of EU leaders on Thursday, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė...

Lithuania proposes to create single set of external border standards in EU

President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented Lithuania's initiative to introduce a single set of external...