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More Brits want UK out of EU: Poll

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A fresh opinion poll shows more British people now demand that the UK abandon its membership in the European Union.

According to the French Opinion Way, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union, with only 37% against breaking ties.

The poll showed that 42 percent of British respondents want to leave the EU, while 21 percent are not sure of the answer.

Now Paolo Raffone, the Secretary General of the CIPI Foundation, a Brussels-based think tank, has told Press TV’s UK Desk that there is a certain degree of dissatisfaction among Briton’s when it comes to the EU, as the British people have time and again seen their government blame the EU for it’s the UK’s domestic issues.

He says various British government have “in a populistic way tried to say that this is to be imputed to the EU.”

But Raffone noted however that “to get out of the eurozone and of the EU as such would be a damage to the British economy. That’s why the government tries not to exit, but to renegotiate some of the agreements with the EU.”

Last year, British PM David Cameron promised to hold a vote on Europe in a referendum by the end of 2017, if the Conservatives win the next general elections. Cameron has been under domestic pressure from politicians to quit the EU sooner.


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