A poll on the eve of its annual conference shows widespread opposition to EC social and agricultural policies and frustration over the slow progress towards a single market. However, it also shows eight in ten of those surveyed still favour a single currency in the long term.
Meanwhile, business leaders reiterated their plea to the Chancellor for an investment-led and tax-neutral Budget later this month to speed economic recovery. The call was backed by a report showing investment in manufacturing remains flat, while recession in Europe has taken the steam out of exports.
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