‘CANNOT trust them!’ Huge majority fear Labour would join the euro if handed keys to No10

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The Labour Party has been heavily split over its EU stance since the historic 2016 referendum and several of its MPs continue to promote rejoining the bloc, despite Brexit having officially taken place. In response, Express.co.uk asked its readers if it feared the Labour Party would decide to adopt Europe’s currency if it were handed the keys to No10.

The poll, carried out from 1pm January 8 to 7am January 9, asked: “Do you fear Labour would join the euro if in government?”

Of the 9,240 respondents, 90 percent (8,419 people) responded “yes”.

Ten percent (751 people) voted “no”, with less than one percent (70 people) opting for “don’t know”.

Readers then took to the comments to explain why they thought the Labour Party would opt to ditch British Sterling.

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One person wrote: “Rejoining the EU and the euro?

“The EU would love that since they would then control a major part of our fiscal policies.

“Win-win for them but not the UK. Remainers would love it.

“Labour not likely to get back their core voters but do they want to?”

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A second person wrote: “They have tried it before under Blair.”

Several other users insisted the Labour Party could not be trusted, due to its pro-Europe stance.

One person said: “I’ll never trust Labour (old or new) or the SNP ever again.”

A second user said: “Remainers must be purged out of authority we cannot with GOOD REASON trust them.”

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A third wrote: “With Starmer and his shadow cabinet all being staunch Remainers I would not trust them over the EU at all.

“If they had the chance with the help of the Lib Dems they would have an application to rejoin as soon as they could.”

Another user said: “Labour cannot agree amongst themselves what chance would they have negotiating with the EU.”

When the UK was a member of the European Union, it heavily resisted the bloc’s attempts for Britain to adopt the euro as its main currency.

Eight other EU countries also do not use the euro as their currency, which includes: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden.

Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair was a strong advocate of joining the euro.

In an interview with Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman in May 2002, the Labour leader said he would be happy to be remembered as the man who told the British people they should join the single currency and that a political rejection of the euro would be “crazy”.

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