Support for the EU dwindles in France and Italy

Survey shows that in a French referendum on EU membership a narrow majority of just 52 per cent would vote to stay in.

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Various freak political events—the unexpected Tory election victory, the rise of Ukip—have conspired to allow Britain to hold its referendum on the EU this week. But if the rest of Europe were asked, what would they say? The Berlin-based Bertelsmann Foundation commissioned a study of 11,000 people in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Poland to find out their attitudes towards Brexit and to the EU, reports The Spectator.