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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Ignorant Eurosceptics

Thanks to England Expects, I can across this interesting Mori Poll result. When told how much it costs Britain to be a member of the EU, people who previously showed support for membership changed their minds. Originally:
EU membership was favoured by 47 to 38 per cent.
But this support was apparently based on ignorance.
Because 61 per cent of supporters underestimated the cost to Britain of membership (about £2.6bn a year), supporters were reduced from 47 per cent to 38 per cent after being given the figure, with opponents increasing from 38 per cent to 47 per cent.
So though Europhiles would say that Euroscepticism is based on ignorance, this appears to tell the opposite story. If we added the cost of regulations, the higher price of food and the lack of freedom to trade freely with the rest of the world, I think the result could be even more in our favour.

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