More than half of Britons want country to pull out of EU

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 09:50 hrs

Britain is becoming a more Eurosceptic country, with a majority saying that they would vote to leave the EU.

A poll has revealed that 51 percent of Britons want to get out of Europe, as compared to just 40 percent who want to stay in.

The survey represents a massive turnaround on a decade ago, when a similar poll found Brits wanted to stay in Europe by a margin of 68 percent to 19 percent.

According to the Daily Mail, the revelation follows months of crisis in the eurozone, including fears over the collapse of the single currency.

The ICM poll for The Guardian showed opponents of the European ideal are particularly determined to leave.

Some 36 percent said they would definitely vote to pull Britain out, against just 22 percent who want to stay in.

When split along party lines, there is a clear majority among Tory voters in favour of pulling out.

The poll showed that 57 percent of Conservatives want to leave the EU, compared with 44 percent of Labour voters, the report said.

According to the report, men are more likely to be anti-Europe with 40 percent definitely wanting to leave, while only 32 per cent of women take the same view. (ANI)

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