09-Dec-2010 - EXPRESS - EU WITHDRAWAL REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN
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MORE than 100,000 people have signed up to the Daily Express’s crusade for Britain to quit the European Union, it can be revealed today.The newspaper has received a deluge of our special crusade coupons calling on David Cameron’s Government to organise an orderly withdrawal from the EU.Support has hit six figures in just over a week since the historic crusade was launched. It is on course to become the fastest growing campaign in newspaper history.Last night the colossal surge of support was being viewed as a stark warning to Brussels that Britain has had enough of meddling and an ever-growing tax burden.
Tory MP Philip Davies, a member of the Better Off Out group of MPs, said: “This is an absolutely amazing response. It reveals the pent up frustration among the public that none of the mainstream political parties are speaking up for what they believe in.”UK Independence Party peer Lord Pearson said: “This is a huge level of support from the great British public to the greatest British newspaper. The strength of feeling shown by Daily Express readers reflects the growing support across the country for withdrawal.”A survey by pollsters Angus Reid earlier this week showed that 48 per cent of voters asked want Britain freed from the yoke of Brussels while 59 per cent believe EU membership has damaged the UK.And support among Daily Express readers for withdrawal from the EU is overwhelming, with 99 per cent of the tens of thousands of callers who rang this newspaper’s exclusive phone poll backing an exit for Britain.Ina Lewis, a 45-year-old civil servant from Liverpool, said: “We’re better looking after our own interests. Making our own decisions over our affairs would be better.”