The European Parliament elections are just weeks away. Depending on the result of the next general election, we are perhaps three years from an in-out EU referendum.
Yet despite the politicians’ furious debate the subject generates among politicians, huge numbers of people do not know what to think about our relationship with Europe. Europe on Trial, my latest research on the subject which includes a poll of more than 20,000 people, shows Britain is split down the middle. Four in ten want Britain to stay in the EU – the same number as want to leave. One in five say they don’t know.