Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to hold a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017 if he wins the next election. Should Britain leave the EU?

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Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to hold a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017 if he wins the next election. Should Britain leave the EU?

Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to hold a referendum on European Union membership by the end of 2017 if he wins the next election. Should Britain leave the EU?

  • Start date:Jan 26, 2013
  • End date:Jan 28, 2013
  • Voters: 1,232 times
  • Yes
    59.6%
  • No
    38.6%
  • I don't know
    0.9%
  • I'm not familiar with the issue
    1.0%

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  • Discussion 26 : 29 Jan 2013 at 05.1326

    Khun Chinagirl #20, it looks like the UK is slipping back into another recession for an unprecedented third time in a roll (Triple Dipper). With Germany is officially in recession, France in the process of self cannibalism, Greece already a failed state, Spain clearly failing, Italy & Portugal weakening, I don't see any possibility whatsoever that Europe will emerge stronger and better. The same with the US plagued with its worsening problem of running away entitlement, which is the same root cause plaguing all those European countries I mentioned above. Without entitlement nonsense, that's why Asia, led by China and S Korea, is rising.

  • Discussion 25 : 28 Jan 2013 at 18.0325

    @NorDevil D14,

    The only reason Norway is doing fine is because it has lots of oil and hardly any people.

  • Discussion 24 : 28 Jan 2013 at 13.0724

    The English Channel was put there for a reason. Respect it!

  • Discussion 23 : 28 Jan 2013 at 13.0223

    "UK is the most greedy country for maintaining a supremacy in the world until 18th century." To be fair, Britain should have allowed other countries to take turns.

  • Discussion 22 : 28 Jan 2013 at 08.5122

    I read a couple of comments here that in the future Germany won’t be able to finance this or that country. There is an easy solution to that. If Germany leaves the EURO then this is not a German problem anymore and the others can argue who should pay the bill.

  • Discussion 21 : 28 Jan 2013 at 08.0121

    If he is open to a referendum, why not do it now? Why wait until 2017?

  • Discussion 20 : 27 Jan 2013 at 22.5120

    Whilst I do not expect the UK economy to take off I must ask Morgo #16 to look at the published figures that show that UK employment is at its highest ever levels. Unemployment has also been coming down, albeit slowly. Its bad government and management that kill hope, good business working with good government should provide stability and wealth. We need to learn from past mistakes. She says with hope !

  • Discussion 19 : 27 Jan 2013 at 22.4119

    To those that feel that the EU is doing a good job, please explain why you agree with the decision this week from the EU agriculture Committee to keep reinstate the so called "double payments" to farmers. Effectively paying them twice for the same work. Also allowing Tobacco subsidies. It makes the Thai rice pledging scheme look efficient, and thats saying something !! Spiceman, the austerity cuts (badly named) are all part of the economic cycle. Weak businesses will fail in these times and governments will need to re-access their spending. However, given time I believe Europe will emerge stronger and better.

  • Discussion 18 : 27 Jan 2013 at 19.5718

    Khun Morgo #16, if European austerity is working, Greece won't be where it is today. Also, Spain, with unemployment rate of 26%, is clearly failing. My point is that the debt of any state in the US belongs to the US. So, the bankruptcy of the state of Illinois or California (5th largest Economy in the world), won't spell the end for the US, because of its political unity. But for the EU, Germany will not be able to keep both Spain, whose Economy is 4 times larger than that of Greece, and Greece afloat at the same time, once the former begins its death spiral, like Greece. Germany won't be able to keep issuing loans forever neither.

  • Discussion 17 : 27 Jan 2013 at 19.3817

    He will let the people vote regarding the EU, if they vote for him in the next election. As simple as that. He wants to get re-elected, that's all.

    If you want to be part of the football team, you have to run into the same direction as the team, if you don't want, you better stay out. Both ways are possible as the case of for example Norway or Switzerland shows.

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