- MORI interviewed 1,006 British adults aged 18+
- Interviews were conducted by telephone on 24-25 November 2000
- Results are based on all respondents unless stated
- Data are weighted to the known population profile
- An '*' indicates a finding of less than 0.5%, but greater than zero
- Poll conducted by MORI on behalf of The Mail on Sunday
QV1 How would you vote if there were a General Election tomorrow? [If undecided or refused at Q1] QV2 Which party are you most inclined to support?
|Would not vote||10%|
Q1 I am going to read out a list of issues facing Britain today and for each one I would like you to tell me whether you think the Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat or some other party has the best policy on each?
|Education||Europe||Defence||Law & Order||Public transport||Managing the Economy||Healthcare|
|Scottish/ Welsh Nationalist||*||1||1||*||*||*||*|
Q2 If there were a referendum now on whether Britain should stay in or get out of the European Union, how would you vote?
Q3 In a referendum, would you vote for or against Britain replacing the pound sterling with the single European currency?
Q4 Last week, Tony Blair the Prime Minister, committed Britain to joining a European Rapid Reaction Force which will involve armed forces from Britain and other European countries working together. Do you think he was right or wrong to do this?
Q5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? "A Rapid Reaction Force will lead to a United States of Europe"
|Tend to agree||28%|
|Neither agree nor disagree||7%|
|Tend to disagree||26%|
Lady Thatcher has been critical of Tony Blair's commitment to the Rapid Reaction Force.
Q6a Do you think that Lady Thatcher was right or wrong to comment on this issue?
Q6b Do you think her comments are helpful or unhelpful to the Conservative Party?
Q7 I am going to read out a number of possible consequences of Britain joining the Rapid Reaction Force. For each, please tell me whether British Forces should or should not ...
|Should||Should not||Don't know|
|Fight under a non-British Commander||41||51||8|
|Wear a different uniform||29||62||9|
|Get involved in disputes where there is no direct interest||39||51||10|
Q8 At the moment, each member state of the European Union, including Britain has the right to veto or block proposals for new European legislation. This power of veto will be discussed by European leaders at the next conference in Nice. It has been proposed that this veto should be removed and decisions be taken by a qualified majority of member states. On balance do you think Britain should keep its right to veto or not?
|Britain should keep right to veto||81%|
|Britain should not keep right to veto||12%|
Q9a Which of the following, if any, do you trust most to tell the truth about Europe?
|The European Commission||16%|
|Prime Minister Tony Blair||21%|
|Leader of the Conservative Party William Hague||13%|
|The British Press||21%|
|None of these||19%|
Q9b Which of the following, if any, do you think is most in tune with the views of the British public on Europe?
|The European Commission||7%|
|Prime Minister Tony Blair||24%|
|Leader of the Conservative Party William Hague||18%|
|The British Press||28%|
|None of these||8%|
Q10 Which of these do you think Britain should have the closest relationship with - Europe or America?
Double-digit lead for SNP but a majority of the public think Michael Matheson should resign
6 in 10 people in Scotland think Michael Matheson should resign as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care over the issue of his data roaming bill, according to the latest Ipsos Scottish Political Monitor in partnership with STV News.