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I'd say yes to an extent.  The sovereignty of this Island is paramount.  The EU makes the UK peripheral, tells us what to do, tries to destroy our autonomy, and in doing so is destroying what makes Britain great!  The pound sterling makes Britain great. Not the euro.

So if you are for the EU, you are willfully letting Britain go to rack and ruin.  There isn't real logic to it.  But that is the view of the 'patriots'.  

Others who are anti EU are so because they see European Parliament as an irrelevant, undemocratic, wasteful body that brings no real benefit.  Others are anti-EU simply because they haven't heard any reason not to be, they are ill informed.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 04:16:53 PM EST
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Are there polls that shed light on who are the Euro-skeptics in the UK (e.g. by age, geography, education, occupation, etc.) and how many of them there are?  And are there any indications that younger British are significantly more EU-friendly than their elders?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 05:29:34 PM EST
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I'm interested in that, too.  It was one of the frustrating things about the BBC's coverage: There wasn't any data gathered on demographics and motivations, so the "What does it mean?"-type questions were left completely up to spin.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Jun 8th, 2009 at 06:33:45 PM EST
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The US does a much better job of exit polling.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 04:03:14 AM EST
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Good question and I don't know. I would expect there to be analysis of this in some detail over the coming months but whether it will be from this angle I'm not sure. I'll look about to see if I can find such stats.
by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 9th, 2009 at 03:05:24 AM EST
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