Monday, December 22, 2014

Quit EU - A Majority of Brits

For those interested in the fate of the ancestral homeland - Europe - this news will be of interest. The Daily Express (U.K.) has the results of a poll which finds an actual majority of Britons, albeit a small one, prefer their country leave the European Union.
Britons would vote to quit by 51 per cent to 49 per cent if an in-or-out referendum were held now. It was the second poll in a month to show a majority want to leave after decades of support for continuing to stay in. And the result will step up calls for a referendum on membership to be held sooner rather than later.

The survey, across 13 EU nations, showed Britain was the only country where most voters wanted to pull out. More than a quarter of voters in France, Germany and Italy wanted to quit. A third of Greeks and 42 per cent of the Dutch also wanted out.
An interesting question: Can NATO survive if the EU collapses?