Eight out of 10 Britons want referendum on Europe with half saying we should get vote immediatelyJune 12, 2012
Source: UK Daily Mail
Eight out of ten Britons say they want a referendum on Europe as turmoil on the continent puts pressure on politicians to hold a vote on the matter.
A new Populus poll found half the population want an immediate say about whether or not Britain should retain European membership status, with 40 per cent of those questioned saying they thought the country should pull out of Europe straight away.
The survey, commissioned by The Times found that only 18 per cent of people thought there was no need for a referendum in the foreseeable future.
However, the poll also found there was considerable uncertainty among voters with nearly three out of ten (27 per cent) saying they ‘didn’t know’ if the UK should be ‘part of the single market in a wider European Community’.