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Danes think again

Support for the Maastricht treaty in Denmark continues to slide ahead of next month's referendum on the issue, according to the latest opinion poll, Andrew Marshall reports from Brussels.

The 'yes' vote has declined to 45 per cent from 48 per cent a week ago and the 'no' vote has risen to 29 per cent from 27 per cent, according to the Gallup poll published in Berlingske Tidende. However, last week bookmakers stopped taking bets on the referendum outcome, so convinced are they that the result will be support for the treaty.