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UK public remains hostile to euro

UK public remains hostile to euro

PUBLIC HOSTILITY in the UK to the single currency has not been dented by the Government's National Changeover Plan. The monthly survey of opinion by Salomon Smith Barney, the investment bank, and MORI found that the balance opposed to Britain joining EMU has edged up from 18 per cent to 20 per cent, with 32 per cent in favour and 52 per cent against.

Asked how they would vote if the Government strongly urged joining, the balance against was 12 per cent, up from 8 per cent the previous month. The poll was carried out over a period starting two days after the Prime Minister announced his "change of gear" on UK membership.