Saturday, December 17, 2005

Unionists wants out

According to LO-tidningen (27/10) the majority of local officials in Swedens largest labour union now want to leave the EU. A statistical sample of 244 local officals were polled; and 57% of them backed withdrawal. Only 41% was against.

This is big news, or it ought to be. Remember, we're talking elected officials here, not just ordinary members. Considering the close relationship between LO and the Social Democrats I would have been happy if the figures had been the reverse.

Even among those who oppose withdrawal, the feelings towards the EU is not all that warm. LO-tidningen states that many of those polled said they would change their mind should Sweden lose the Vaxholm-case.

Hat tip: Kritiska EU-fakta