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One for the EU enthusiasts to mull on

From the latest (preliminary) Eurobarometer, the findings stemming from November fieldwork:

"Taking everything into account, would you say that our country has on balance benefited from membership of the European Union?"

Guess which country is joint bottom of the table, along with Cyprus? Yes, the United Kingdom, at 37% - down six points in six months. Meanwhile, surprise, surprise, our neighbours on the other side of the Irish Sea are not intent on examining the dentition, tongue etc of the equine they have been given - 87% know a fine thing when they see it. I'd like to be hosed down with someone else's money too. Note also that those Britons deeming the EU a 'good thing' have retreated from 39 to 34%. And 22% of us trust the Commission, a figure broadly in line with those believing Elvis is alive, I imagine. There may even be a correlation....

Away from baiting the Commissariat, the figures on economic optimism are pretty stark - 15% think the economic situation will improve over the next 12 months, ditto 16% on employment prospects.

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Blogger Ed said... 11:17 pm

No wonder they don't trust us with a vote.  



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