March 28, 2009
British National Party policy on the EU is to leave that body before it utterly destroys this nation’s national sovereignty - and a new poll conducted for the BBC has found that a majority of British voters endorse that position.
The poll, conducted for BBC Two’s Daily Politics show, also showed that British voters want a referendum on further integration into the EU.
When asked in the poll if Britain should leave the EU but maintain close trading links, fifty five percent agreed with only forty one percent disagreeing.
When asked if the current economic crisis has made people more likely to join the Euro, only thirty one percent agreed with sixty four percent disagreeing.
On the question of whether Britain benefits overall from membership of the European Union in terms of jobs and trade only forty four percent agreed with fifty one percent disagreeing.
There was very strong support for a referendum on further integration with the European Union. When asked if the British people should decide in a vote before Britain transfers any further power to the European Union, eighty four percent agreed, with thirteen percent against.
The poll was conducted for BBC2’s Daily Politics programme by ComRes. They spoke to 1,004 voters between the 13th March and 16th March.
British National Party policy on the EU dovetails perfectly with this opinion poll result.
According to the BNP manifesto, the party is “opposed to the Single European Currency, and support the overwhelming majority of the British people in their desire to keep the Pound and our traditional weights and measures.
“At the same time, we are for the best possible relationship with our European neighbours and believe that the nations of Europe should be free to trade and cooperate whenever it is mutually beneficial, though without being forced into a political and economic straitjacket — political unification.
“Accordingly, we stand for British withdrawal from the European Union. In place of the EU, we intend to aim towards greater national self-sufficiency, and to work to restore Britain’s family and trading ties with Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and to trade with the rest of the world as it suits us.
“Following our withdrawal from the EU, the BNP will use the £43 million per day net contribution Britain at present makes to the European Union to fund many far more useful projects at home.”
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