EU referendum: “yes” vote will be to stay in union

Voters must choose Yes to remain in EU, No for Brexit

Battle lines are already being drawn for Britain’s EU membership referendum, which the government has promised by 2017.

According to the BBC, those who wish to remain in the EU will vote “yes”, on the ballot paper, with the question expected to be something like: “Should the UK remain a member of the EU?”

A bill setting out legislation for the proposed referendum is expected in today’s Queen’s Speech.

The wording of the question is likely to be a contentious issue, with those leading the campaign to remain in the Union able to style themselves the Yes campaign.

This has the perceived advantage of a positive message. Nonetheless, during the Scottish independence referendum, the No campaign won out, with “better together” as its slogan.

*** Update ***

The question, “Should the UK remain a member of the European Union?” has now been confirmed in this form.

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  • Anonymous

    The CBI have one agenda and one agenda only - to look after the interests of CBI members. Some of those members have a lot to lose if we leave the EU. The Great British public have a lot to gain.

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