Backing for Becks to stop Brexit

Small businesses are split over whether Britain should stay in or leave the EU, according to a new poll.

But those set to vote “in” backed Becks to stop Brexit, the Guardian reported.

The poll revealed 38 per cent of SMEs wanted to remain in the single market while support for
out was just one point lower at 37 per cent.

There was far more agreement on what business owners believe the result will be, with 68 per cent expecting Britain to remain, according to the research consultancy TNS survey, the Guardian reported.

They believe the public’s desire for stability and fear of change will sway public opinion on the day.

Footballer David Beckham was favoured as a poster boy of the pro-Europe campaign along with David Cameron.

On the Vote Leave side, former London mayor Boris Johnson and Ukip leader Nigel Farage were seen as the best Brexit campaign leaders, according to the online survey of 502 companies carried out in May.