More than half of British voters want to ditch Lisbon Treaty
More than half of voters in Britain believe that their government should drop the European Union (EU) Lisbon Treaty in
the wake of its rejection by Irish voters in a referendum last week, according
to a poll published Tuesday.
The survey of 1,300 voters by the polling institute YouGov shows that 54 per cent of Britons believe the reform treaty should not be ratified by Britain, while just 14 per cent support it.
Among Labour voters, 46 per cent were for the treaty and 19 per cent opposed ratification.
The survey commissioned by the eurosceptic think-tank OpenEurope also found that just 29 per cent of those questioned believed Britain should remain a full member of the EU, while 24 per cent believe Britain should leave the union.
Britain's membership of a European single market, and its withdrawal from the "political elements" of the union, was supported by 38 per cent of those asked.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has insisted that Britain will press ahead with the parliamentary ratification of the Treaty by completing the passage of the EU (Amendment) Bill through the House of Lords on Wednesday, dpa reported.