Public support for the European Union has collapsed to a nine-year low in all of its 27 countries. The European Commission says fewer than half of voters across Europe are in favour of the union.
The 'Eurobarometer' survey - conducted in May - found only 49% of voters backed the EU, 4% fewer than last year.
Trust was lowest in Britain where only 20% of voters have faith in EU institutions. Following the debt crisis, the survey found widespread fears that EU economies will worsen. Pollster TNS asked 1000 adults in each EU country and found support near that of 2001 when the internet bubble burst.
It's time we pushed hard for a referendum. Politicians will say it's too late for change and/or it will be a waste of money. We know that is pure spin. The UK needs to settle the EU business once and for all and the only democratic manner in which that can be done is through a referendum process.