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Only 27% of Britons want us to remain a full member of the EU, but all the major parties do...

Britons want looser ties with EU - Telegraph

British voters would back radical moves to negotiate a new, looser relationship with the European Union, a survey has shown.

The Global Vision/ICM survey found that when British voters were asked about their ideal relationship with Europe, 41 per cent chose one based simply on trade and co-operation. Some 27 per cent wanted Britain to stay a full EU member while 26 per cent wanted to withdraw altogether.

If the "trade-only" option were offered in a referendum, 64 per cent said they would vote in favour. Asked what should happen if Britain sought to negotiate a looser relationship but other nations blocked the move, 57 per cent said the UK should leave the EU, while 33 per cent said it should stay in.

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I'm old enough to have voted in the referendum over joining the "Common Market" as it was in those days. I voted "yes" for a trading agreement, as it was represented in those days.

In the intervening period my feelings haven't changed. I would still vote "yes" for a trading agreement but a definite "no" to political integration - even if it involved withdrawal from the EU.

I'm old enough to have voted in the referendum over joining the "Common Market" as it was in those days. I voted "yes" for a trading agreement, as it was represented in those days.

In the intervening period my feelings haven't changed. I would still vote "yes" for a trading agreement but a definite "no" to political integration - even if it involved withdrawal from the EU.

There's something bloody strange about this comment facility!!

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