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    68% of Europeans 'feel like EU citizens'

    Another marker on the road to federalism. A new survey has found that a huge majority of the people across the European Union feel that EU citizenship is part of their identity.

    More Europeans than ever say they feel like citizens of the EU | The Independent

    "As Britain heads towards the exit door the rest of the continent feels more positive about European identity than ever, with a solid 68 per cent of the population telling the regular Eurobarometer poll that they “feel they are a citizen of the EU”."
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    I never felt that way before and have been Eurosceptic from day one, but for the first time this year while holidaying in the heart of Europe, I actually did feel it.

    To tell the truth, I think the Brits act is solidifying that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man or Mouse View Post
    I never felt that way before and have been Eurosceptic from day one, but for the first time this year while holidaying in the heart of Europe, I actually did feel it.

    To tell the truth, I think the Brits act is solidifying that.
    Indeed. A lot of Irish people try to define themselves by being anti what ever the Brits are for.
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    To be honest ive only ever regarded myself as an Irish citizen.
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    The Eurobarometer survey is conducted by the European Commission and polls the view of 33,000 pro EU people across the EU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBP voter View Post
    Indeed. A lot of Irish people try to define themselves by being anti what ever the Brits are for.
    Its a feeling that's evident all across Europe so you can quit trying to pretend its some Irish anti-British phenomenom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man or Mouse View Post
    I never felt that way before and have been Eurosceptic from day one, but for the first time this year while holidaying in the heart of Europe, I actually did feel it.

    To tell the truth, I think the Brits act is solidifying that.
    I've done some work for the EU over the past 10 years or so. Working in a team made up of people from dozens of states, its hard not to feel European.

    I'm surprised its as high as 68% though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    Its a feeling that's evident all across Europe so you can quit trying to pretend its some Irish anti-British phenomenom.
    Not really. Only the bubble dwellers believe this.

    The EU is highly unpopular and if people were given the right to vote on membership it would break up in a few months.
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    Germany unified at the end of the 19th century. I wonder how long it took people to 'feel German' instead of Saxon, Prussian, etc.
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    Kindof daft, considering citizenship of the EU is a legal term - not a sentiment.
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