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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Falling Popularity

Even by Eurobarometer’s unexacting standards, the EU is become ever less popular and the constitution is considered unnecessary by most Europeans. The number of people who think that EU membership is a good thing:

Finland (36%), the UK (33%), Austria (31%) and Latvia (29%)
Just one third in the UK. As for the constitution:
Belgians show the most faith in an EU constitution being beneficial for Europe at 36 percent while Estonians and Latvians are the least inclined to believe this (12%)
The best that they could achieve was only one third, in solidly pro Belgium. It just goes to show what a good debate about the EU leads to. No wonder they have tried to stop it for so long. Not all the news is good however:
Six in ten citizens favouring harmonization of the bloc's welfare systems, mainly in central and eastern Europe, such as Poland (86%), Latvia (82%) and Hungary (81%)
Things could get even worse for us, if the commission tries to deliver on that wish.


Ellee Seymour said...

These figures show that Margot Wallstrom's communications brief is failing, despite her very well read blog. How many people in the UK have heard of her?

Serf said...

Very well read by those already in the know.

Anonymous said...

If they harmonise welfare systems; Germany and France would have to cut theirs, ours would probably stay the same and the Eastern Bloc would be forced to implement loads of costly, economically damaging policies.

Unemployment would explode in the East and immigration would increase even further as their economies stagnate. Our EU contributions would soare.

Please don't let this happen....

AntiCitizenOne said...

Sounds like it's already happened! Just think of the damage the tEuro has done!

Snafu said...

Ironically, the EU is more popular in the UK than the Labour Government!!