BRITAIN would vote to leave the EU if an in/out referendum was held today, a major new survey has found.Published:
The poll also reveals that while 65 percent of those who voted Tory in 2010 want to leave the EU, a majority of Labour voters – 44.8 per cent compared to 42.4 per cent – also want to see the UK cut ties with Brussels. The research will make grim reading for Labour leader Ed Miliband, who has refused to support David Cameron’s plan for an in/out referendum in 2017.
The findings will put further pressure on Labour to give people a say on theUK’s relationship with Europe for the first time since the 1975 referendum. Veteran Labour backbencher AustinMitchell urged Mr Miliband to change his mind.
Ukip MEP Mike Hookem said: “This poll is more evidence that Labour voters now back Ukip. “Between now and the election, watch this support for Ukip grow as Labour voters abandon their old party.”
Despite the survey, the Lib Dems said they would continue to back the UK’s membership of the EU.