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ITV News poll: UK public split on EU membership

The British public is split on whether or not Britain should remain in the EU, according to an ITV News Index poll carried out by ComRes. 40% said they would vote to stay in the EU if there was a referendum tomorrow while 42% would vote to leave.

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Obama backs Britain's place in the European Union

US president Barack Obama has suggested it is "hard to imagine" that it would be in Britain's interests to leave the European Union.

Mr Obama said the US valued the presence of its close ally at the top table in the EU and he did not believe it would be good for the 28-member bloc for Britain to leave.

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