The elites have yet to grasp that policies such as the migrant crisis and Greek bailout fiasco are corroding support for the EU to the point where it is about to collapse.
As the UK prepares for an EU referendum, a poll has found that almost 50 percent of voters in eight big EU countries now want a vote on their membership.
60pc of Italians want a referendum of their own, and that 48pc would now vote to leave the EU.
55% of the French want a referendum on EU membership and 41% of them would note vote to leave.
34% of the Germans and 39% of the Swedes also want to leave the EU.