Guy Verhofstadt used results of a survey that revealed that 92% of Irish people questioned in a poll believe Ireland should remain in the EU to make the claim.
In a tweet, he said: “There is no room for complacency, but it seems the
#Brexit domino effect predicted by Nigel Farage & others has foundered. Remarkable to see that now 92% of Irish people polled believe that Ireland should remain part of the EU!”
There is no room for complacency, but it seems the #Brexit domino effect predicted by Nigel Farage & others has foundered. Remarkable to see that now 92% of Irish people polled believe that Ireland should remain part of the EU! (Source: https://t.co/2DAcbbmUWD) pic.twitter.com/hD5x2nrBpZ
— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) May 8, 2018
His comments refer to an opinion poll commissioned by European Movement Ireland to find out how Irish people feel about a range of topics linked to Irish-EU relations.
According to the poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18 and over from across the country, 92% agreed that Ireland should remain a part of the EU while 7% disagreed and 1% said they didn’t know.
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Asked if Ireland had benefited from being a member of the EU, 87% agreed, 10% disagreed and 3% said they don’t know.
And when asked if Ireland should contribute more to the EU budget to continue to get these benefits, 58% agreed, 35% disagreed and 7% said they don’t know.