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BBC NEWS | Europe | In search of Europe: UK

Euroscepticism is alive and kicking in England, the BBC's Jonny Dymond reports, as he roams across EU member states, gauging opinion ahead of next month's European elections.

In the leafy lanes around West Kirby, in the Wirral in north-west England, Conservative candidate for the European Parliament Jacqueline Foster is doing her best.

At door after door that she and her energetic team try, there is no response. "Has the football started?" she asks one young assistant. "That'll stop them coming out."

In Abbey Road she finally finds a willing victim.

"Hello," she starts off, brightly, "I'm Jacqueline Foster, one of the Euro-candidates... I was an MEP for five-and-a-half years..."

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 03:54:22 PM EST
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Given the hostility in the media, apathy is about the best we can hope for. It'd be ridiculous and counter-productive for the electorate to protest about westminster by voting against the EU.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 05:25:42 PM EST
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Helen:
It'd be ridiculous and counter-productive for the electorate to protest about westminster by voting against the EU.

Yep.

And guess what happens next.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu May 14th, 2009 at 05:51:47 PM EST
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