British public see EMU membership as inevitable

According to a new poll reported by, the British public increasingly sees "EMU membership as inevitable" by 2010 and the government is expected to take the lead on pushing for the benefits of EMU participation. The report also contends there has been a reduction in hostitlity towards EMU in the media and that propsects for a referendum this year should not be ruled out.

Respondents to's poll expect - by a margin of more than 3:1 - to use euro notes/coins in the

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