A very promising sign:
British people would vote to leave the European Union by a large margin under the current terms of membership, according to a new Opinium/Observer poll.
But David Cameron could turn public opinion round and keep the UK in the EU if he is able to negotiate new and improved terms of membership, the survey suggests.
Opinium found a total of 48% would definitely or probably vote to leave under present rules, while 37% said they would definitely or probably vote to stay in.
However the poll suggests the tide could be turned if David Cameron, who has promised to hold an in/out referendum by the end of 2017 if the Conservatives win the next election, does manage to secure a favourable renegotiation of terms.
In that event, 42% say they would either definitely or probably vote to stay in, against 36% who would probably or definitely vote to leave. There is widespread scepticism, however, over Cameron's ability to achieve a satisfactory renegotiation. Only 18% (including 34% of Conservatives) think he will win the necessary concessions.
(bolding by NNoN)
For the sake of a better British - and European - future, let's hope that the result (if the referendum will actually take place) will be a resounding no. (By a better European future, I mean a gradual unravelling of the present undemocratic and overbureaucratic EU).