Panel says City would back UK membership of the EU

THOUGH members of the CityA.M. / PoliticsHome Voice of the City panel were split on their personal feelings towards the UK’s future in the EU, a majority felt the business community as a whole would push for Britain to remain a member.

Sixty-five per cent said they expected City institutions and business organisations to support the case for the UK to keep its EU membership, while just 30 per cent thought withdrawal would be supported by the City establishment.

When asked for one word that summed up the panel’s sentiments towards British membership of the EU, the biggest number of respondents plumped to describe it as “necessary”.

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