Monday, 15 June 2015

Daily Telegraph: Only 15 per cent of Conservative party members would vote to leave the EU

Daily Telegraph: Only 15 per cent of Conservative party members would vote to leave the EU

Article by Tim Bale and Paul Webb

'But perhaps the most interesting finding is summarised in this second graph, which should challenge the idea that the better-off-outers on the Tory benches in the Commons are merely the visible tip of a much bigger iceberg that could sink David Cameron’s dream of uniting his party around a renegotiation package he could sell to the wider electorate.

In fact, fewer than two out of ten of ordinary Conservative party members would vote for the UK to leave the EU regardless of whatever reforms Prime Minister David Cameron manages to obtain in the run-up to a referendum. In marked contrast, nearly two-thirds of them say that their vote depends on the outcome of negotiations, while one in five say they would vote to stay in the EU no matter what.'



Just when I was starting to feel lonely as an Europhile Tory...

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