To give you a sense of just how deeply Euro-skeptical the U.K. has become, I’ve mapped out the Eurobarometer data... For the data, I took the percentage of poll respondents who call EU membership “good for their country” and subtracted the percentage who say membership is bad. The U.K., again, is the only country with a negative outcome. Every other country seems to at least grudgingly accept that membership is worth the costs, with respondents in several countries endorsing it by a wide margin.
British Prime Minister David Cameron could only hold off British distrust of the European Union for so long. In a speech today, Cameron promised that, within five years’ time, he will hold a referendum on whether or not the U.K. should exit the EU.
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